The column began in Fall 2000 with the essay, “Librarians and Comprehensive Community Initiatives.” Reference and User Services Quarterly 40 (Fall 2000): 20-22. The intention was to develop ideas that had been set forth in the book, A Place at the Table, by Kathleen de la Peña McCook (American Library Association, 2000). The columns were also viewed as a print counterpart to the website, A Librarian at Every Table, that was the forerunner of this blog.
The final four community building columns:
45.4 Libraries Rebuilding Community in Louisiana After the Hurricanes of 2005.
Alma Dawson and Kathleen de la Peña McCook.
45.3.Academic Librarians in the Engaged University.
Lynn C. Westney, Guest Columnist.
45.2. Poverty, Poor People, and Our Priorities.
John Gehner , Guest Columnist.
45.1. Human Rights and Librarians.
Katherine J. Phenix, and Kathleen de la Peña McCook.