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Hosting Public Forums @ your library--Archived Webinars and Downloads

 ALA Center for Civic Life


 The Conversation Continues:

Hosting Public Issues Forums @ your library

The Place Where Democracy Happens 

 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.

Webinar #1

Getting Started

An Introduction to Convening Forums @ your library

Tuesday, February 28

Now archived at:


 Webinar #2

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:  


 Webinar # 3

Practicing Moderating @ your library

Tuesday, April 24

Now Archived at


 Webinar #4

Convening Forums @ your library--Nuts and Bolts

Tuesday, May 22

Now Archived at: 


Webinar #5

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

For More Information, contact: Carolyn Caywood, cacaywood@cox.net; Nancy Kranich, nancy.kranich@rutgers.edu; Angela Hanshaw, ahanshaw@ala.org


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.