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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 


Naming and Framing Public Issues

 (Free 3-part series)

Beyond Deadlock: A Better Way to Talk about Difficult Issues

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

• Learn to help people work together to talk about public issues and make choices.

• Uncover the deeper concerns of our communities.

Archived here

Tools for Naming and Framing Public Issues

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

• Learn the steps and processes for leading a “naming and framing” effort.

• Apply tools that help people weigh options for moving forward together.

Archived here

Session 3: Check-in (date tba)


Archived Sessions 

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.

Getting Started

An Introduction to Convening Forums @ your library

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Now archived at: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/_a1087453682/getting-started-archive/

Moderating Forums @ your library--Nuts and Bolts

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Now Archived at:  https://ala.adobeconnect.com/_a1087453682/moderating-parti-archive/

Practicing Moderating @ your library

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Now Archived athttps://ala.adobeconnect.com/_a1087453682/moderating-partii-archive/

Convening Forums @ your library--Nuts and Bolts

Tuesday, May 22

Now Archived at: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/_a1087453682/convening-archive/

Guides for Community Discussions:

National Issues Forums (NIF) and Others

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013


Downloadable resources below

For More Information, contact: Carolyn Caywood, cacaywood@cox.net; Nancy Kranich, nancy.kranich@rutgers.edu; Sarah Ostman, sostman@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.



Beyond Deadlock Links154.06 KB
Beyond Deadlock bios86.5 KB
Privacy Issue Map_CC License.pdf76.02 KB
Privacy Forum Moderator Guide_CC License.pdf1 MB
Privacy Forum Participant Guide_CC License.pdf1.33 MB
Privacy Conversation Participant & Moderator Kit1.76 MB
Webinar 1 Power Point2.49 MB
Webinar 2 Power Point2.22 MB
Webinar 3 Power Point15.71 MB
Webinar 4 Power Point10.08 MB
Webinar 5 Power Point2.75 MB
Center for Civic Life Moderator Training Guide.pdf312.28 KB
Webinar 6--Beyond Deadlock Power Point Slides6.82 MB
3 Cs--Compromise, Consensus, and Common Ground.pdf49.2 KB
3 Ds-Debate, Discussion, Deliberative Dialogue.pdf52.81 KB
Consensus Moderator hints and tips.pdf56.57 KB
Kettering Working Through Difficult Decisions brochure low 9-2011.pdf381.75 KB
Training flyer spring 2012 detailed sessions.pdf148.46 KB
NIFI Organizing for Public Deliberation.pdf101.5 KB
NAMING and Framing Issues for Public Deliberation.pdf225.92 KB
Making Choices Together.pdf1.12 MB
CCL 10 great resources.pdf93.33 KB
Does Anything Happen as a Result of a Forum.pdf44.28 KB
What is Public Deliberation and Why is it Important.pdf65.4 KB
Findings from Studies of Public Deliberation.pdf34.82 KB
NIF Success in School Issue Book.pdf556.4 KB
NIF Weighing the Options Issue Book.aspx_.pdf1.04 MB
Elevator Speech Deliberative Dialogue.pdf81.06 KB
NCDD2010_Engagement_Streams.pdf575.1 KB
Q & As.docx142.82 KB
Convening Logistics.pdf117.96 KB
TURN QUIZ--Harwood Institute.pdf41.53 KB
Privacy Forum Preconference 6-21-12.pdf130.88 KB
Webinar Flyer.pdf118.58 KB
Webinar bios.pdf128.1 KB
Webinar 5 Llinks128.08 KB