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Discussion Kettering Foundation Offers Copies of Ecology of Democracy Book for Library Reading Groups

by Nancy Kranich on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 12:40 pm

The Kettering Foundation is offering a limited number of copies of its newest book The Ecology of Democracy: Finding Ways to Have a Stronger Hand in Shaping Our Future to all libraries interested in hosting book discussion groups or other community conversations. A series of questions to facilitate these conversations is also available.  

The Kettering Foundation is offering a limited number of copies of its newest book The Ecology of Democracy: Finding Ways to Have a Stronger Hand in Shaping Our Future to all libraries interested in hosting book discussion groups or other community conversations. A series of questions to facilitate these conversations is also available.  

To read insights others have drawn from the book and participate in conversations with people who are ready to put the ideas into practice in their own communities, visit www.ecologyofdemocracy.org and watch a video presentation by the author, David Mathews, President of the Kettering Foundation.

A press release, book description, book postcard, and sample questions are attached.  

This is a wonderful opportunity for libraries to participate in discussions about the future of our democracy with concerned citizens in their communities.  The effort is co-sponsored by the American Library Association Center for Civic Life and the National Coalition on Dialogue and Deliberation.

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File CE-MIG-Agenda-2-1-15

by Nancy Kranich on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 02:07 pm

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Discussion ALA Libraries Foster Community Engagement MIG Meeting, MW 2015, Sunday, Feb 1, 8:30 am, MCC W195

by Nancy Kranich on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 02:04 pm

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Membership Initiative Group  

2015 ALA Midwinter Conference – Chicago, IL

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 8:30 - 10:00 am, McCormick PL West W195

 

  AGENDA

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Membership Initiative Group  

2015 ALA Midwinter Conference – Chicago, IL

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 8:30 - 10:00 am, McCormick PL West W195

 

  AGENDA

  1. Kettering Ecology of Democracy Book Discussion Groups
  2. Naming and Framing Webinars
  3. NIFI/American Commonwealth Partnership: The Changing World of Work -- What Should We Ask of Higher Education
  4. Harwood Institute,/ALA Partnership Community of Practice—Come share your interests/experiences in community engagement
  5. Community/Civic Engagement Activities Around the Country

(Send Other Suggestions to Nancy Kranich nancy.kranich@rutgers.edu)

Join Us. Bring Your Colleagues

Related Meetings of Interest

 

Follow the ALACenter for Civic Life

Blog: http://discuss.ala.org/civicengagement/

Libraries Foster Community Engagement ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/64933 

Subscribe to ALA's Civic Engagement listserv: http://lists.ala.org/wws

Learn to convene and moderate forums at:  http://www.programminglibrarian.org/library-planning/civic-engagement#.VKR1dWTF-Z4

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File NYPL-Director-of-Community-Engagement

by Nancy Kranich on Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 05:06 pm

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Discussion Libraries Foster Community Engagement Membership Initiative Group Meeting, ALA MW 2015, Chicago, Sunday, February 1, 8:30 - 10:10am, McCormick Place West W195

by Nancy Kranich on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 04:52 pm

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Membership Initiative Group  

2015 ALA Midwinter Conference – Chicago, IL

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 8:30 - 10:00 am, McCormick PL West W195

 

  AGENDA

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Membership Initiative Group  

2015 ALA Midwinter Conference – Chicago, IL

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 8:30 - 10:00 am, McCormick PL West W195

 

  AGENDA

  1. Kettering Ecology of Democracy Book Discussion Groups
  2. Naming and Framing Webinars
  3. NIFI/American Commonwealth Partnership: The Changing World of Work -- What Should We Ask of Higher Education
  4. Harwood Institute,/ALA Partnership Community of Practice—Come share your interests/experiences in community engagement
  5. Community/Civic Engagement Activities Around the Country

(Send Other Suggestions to Nancy Kranich nancy.kranich@rutgers.edu)

Join Us. Bring Your Colleagues

Related Meetings of Interest

 

Follow the ALACenter for Civic Life

Blog: http://discuss.ala.org/civicengagement/

Libraries Foster Community Engagement ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/64933 

Subscribe to ALA's Civic Engagement listserv: http://lists.ala.org/wws

Learn to convene and moderate forums at:  http://www.programminglibrarian.org/library-planning/civic-engagement#.VKR1dWTF-Z4

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Discussion Naming and Framing Public Issues Webinar Series Fall 2014

by Nancy Kranich on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 05:58 pm

ALA Center for Civic Life

and the 

David Matthews Center for Civic Life

Presented

Naming and Framing Public Issues

ALA Center for Civic Life

and the 

David Matthews Center for Civic Life

Presented

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)

Related resources are available below:

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Discussion Naming and Framing Public Issues Webinar Series Fall 2014

by Nancy Kranich on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 05:58 pm

ALA Center for Civic Life

and the 

David Matthews Center for Civic Life

Presented

Naming and Framing Public Issues

ALA Center for Civic Life

and the 

David Matthews Center for Civic Life

Presented

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)

Related resources are available below:

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Discussion The Conversation Continues @ your library--New and Archived Webinars and Downloads

by Nancy Kranich on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 04:56 pm

 ALA Center for Civic Life

 Announces

 The Conversation Continues @ your library

The Place Where Democracy Happens 

NEW SERIES FALL 2014 

Naming and Framing Public Issues

 ALA Center for Civic Life

 Announces

 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, 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.

 

 

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Discussion Seeking Librarians and Journalists to Participate in a Session at the Upcoming NCDD Conference in Reston, VA, October 18

by Nancy Kranich on Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 11:06 pm

What's Possible When Librarians, Journalists, and Dialogue Professionals

Work Together to Inform and Engage Communities?

 

6th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation:


Democracy for the Next Generation

October 17-19, 2014

Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA (Washington, DC Area)

What's Possible When Librarians, Journalists, and Dialogue Professionals

Work Together to Inform and Engage Communities?

 

6th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation:


Democracy for the Next Generation

October 17-19, 2014

Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA (Washington, DC Area)

www.NCDD.org/ncdd2014

 

Today’s communities are challenged by polarizing, often intractable conflicts. Many librarians and journalists engage residents in civil discourse to explore values, beliefs, and politics--often unaware of natural allies in their communities who can help: dialogue and deliberation practitioners.

Join us at the upcoming NCDD Conference

for a session to explore…

 

Beyond Books:

Librarians, Journalists and Dialogue Professionals Working Together

 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9:00 am – 10:30 am, Lake Anne A

What’s Possible When Information Professionals like Librarians, and Journalists and Dialogue Practitioners Work Together to Inform and Engage Communities?

 

Facilitated by:

Nancy Kranich, founder and convener of the American Library Association (ALA) Center for Civic Life

Peggy Holman, cofounder Journalism That Matters to re-conceive journalism as more engaged, diverse, & generative.

Marla Crockett, public engagement consultant who worked in public broadcasting for more than 25 years as a news manager, producer, talk show host, and reporter.

 

This session will bring to NCDD an opportunity to join a conversation begun in 2012 with librarians, journalists, and civic practitioners sponsored by Journalism That Matters in conjunction with the American Library Association and other organizations.  Details about that gathering including session notes and video recordings of speakers and participants are available at: www.biblionews.org.   That experience can inform NCDD conference participants about what's possible for building a civic infrastructure within their communities in collaboration with librarians, journalists, and other information agents.

 

The 6th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) will include:

  • Dozens of workshops offering best practices and the latest innovations in group process and communication methods, including online dialogue.
  • Interaction with many of the leading figures in the dialogue and deliberation field.
  • Unique experiences with large-group dialogue and deliberation methods, as well as creative expression through visual and performing arts.

You will leave the NCDD conference with new ideas and methods that you can apply immediately to engage your communities through social media, online, and in person.  

For more info and to register, visit www.ncdd.org/ncdd2014

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Discussion Get Outside the Lines (and win fun stuff from ALA!)

by Sarah Ostman (staff) on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Outside the Lines is coming up! (http://getoutsidethelines.org/

Participating? ALA wants to see you in action. From Sept. 14-20, hold an event or campaign that shows off how creative and innovative your library is. Post a group selfie (or "usie) to FB or Twitter using the hashtag #getOTL and you could win a MaKey MaKey kit and a Spinbot kit from ALA. Details below.

Outside the Lines is coming up! (http://getoutsidethelines.org/

Participating? ALA wants to see you in action. From Sept. 14-20, hold an event or campaign that shows off how creative and innovative your library is. Post a group selfie (or "usie) to FB or Twitter using the hashtag #getOTL and you could win a MaKey MaKey kit and a Spinbot kit from ALA. Details below.

 Look here for fun inspirational videos:  http://getoutsidethelines.org/for-libraries

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GET OUTSIDE THE LINES @ YOUR LIBRARY

Contact:

Megan McFarlane

Campaign Coordinator

Campaign for America's Libraries

312-280-2148

mmcfarlane@ala.org

The Campaign for America’s Libraries supports the Outside the Lines initiative for providing a way for libraries and librarians to reach out to their communities and promote public awareness for today’s libraries.

During the Outside the Lines event, Sept.14-20, 2014, organizations from across the U.S. and Canada will host an event or campaign to help people understand how libraries have changed into dynamic centers for engagement and are more relevant than ever to people’s lives.

In honor of Outside the Lines, the Campaign for America’s Libraries has developed a special promotion  to help showcase what libraries and librarians are doing to reconnect and reengage the public with today’s libraries.

All librarians who are planning outreach and community engagement activities during the week of Sept. 14-20, 2014 are encouraged to share an “usie" on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #getOTL.  All participants will be entered in a drawing to win a MaKey MaKey kit and a Spinbot kit.

Outside the Lines is an R-Squared initiative designed by Colorado library marketers and directors that gets libraries “walking the walk” – taking action to show communities how important libraries are and how they’ve changed. This weeklong, national celebration takes place Sept. 14-20, 2014. Outside the Lines takes many of the concepts discussed at R-Squared, The Risk & Reward Conference, such as creativity, customer curiosity, culture, community and creative spaces, and puts them into action where they count – in our local communities. Learn more at getoutsidethelines.org.

The Campaign for America’s is Libraries is the ALA’s public awareness campaign that promotes the value of libraries and librarians.  Thousands of libraries of all types – across the country and around the globe - use the Campaign’s @ your library® brand. The Campaign is made possible in part by ALA’s Library Champions

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Libraries Foster Community Engagement provides an ALA organizational home for members interested in the work of library-led community engagement. It is a community of practice where participants share experiences facilitating public forums, fostering community and civic engagement, and leading change in communities. Participants also hear about professional development opportunities and library experiences related to convening, dialogue facilitation, forum moderation, deliberative dialogue and local partnerships to help communities understand issues of concern and solve problems together.

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