Measuring OBOC’s Impact Over 20 Years

Researchers, experts and readers join a panel discussion on the impact of the One Book, One Chicago program over the last two decades. What can we learn about Chicago’s readers? How does a citywide reading program create community? Watch the discussion below. Panelists include John Shanahan, Associate Dean & Director of Liberal Studies at DePaul University and lead researcher of the Reading Chicago Reading study; Jennifer Lizak, coordinator of the One Book, One Chicago program; Chicago author and teacher Kathleen Rooney; and Mary Dempsey, former Commissioner of the Chicago Public Library.