The Conversation Continues @ your library--New and Archived Webinars and Downloads
ALA Center for Civic Life
The Conversation Continues @ your library
The Place Where Democracy Happens
NEW SERIES FALL 2014
Naming and Framing Public Issues
(Free 3-part series)
Beyond Deadlock: A Better Way to Talk about Difficult Issues
Tuesday, October 14, 4 – 5 p.m. EDT / 3 – 4 p.m. CDT / 1 – 2 p.m. PDT
• Learn to help people work together to talk about public issues and make choices.
• Uncover the deeper concerns of our communities.
Tools for Naming and Framing Public Issues
Wednesday, December 3, 4 – 5 p.m. EDT / 3 – 4 p.m. CDT / 1 – 2 p.m. PDT
• Learn the steps and processes for leading a “naming and framing” effort.
• Apply tools that help people weigh options for moving forward together.
Session 3: Check-in (date tba)
Hosting Public Issues Forums @ your library
Learn to convene and moderate community discussions in
4 free monthly online workshops presented through ProgrammingLibrarian.org with support from the ALA Cultural Communities Fund.
An Introduction to Convening Forums @ your library
Tuesday, February 28
Now archived at:
Moderating Forums @ your library--Nuts and Bolts
Tuesday, March 27, 4:00-5:00 EST; 3:00 – 4:00 CST; 1:00 – 2:00 PST
Now Archived at:
Practicing Moderating @ your library
Tuesday, April 24
Now Archived at:
Convening Forums @ your library--Nuts and Bolts
Tuesday, May 22
Guides for Community Discussions:
National Issues Forums (NIF) and Others
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT; 3:00 – 4:00 pm CDT; 1:00 – 2:00 PDT
Downloadable resources below
The American Library Association’s Center for Civic Life, launched in 2010 with the Kettering Foundation, promotes community engagement and fosters public deliberation through libraries. The Center is building the capacity of libraries and librarians to help citizens engage in the civic life of their communities.