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  1. Future Search

    Used by communities and organizations, Future Search is a unique planning method that enables large, diverse groups to validate a common mission, take responsibility for action, and develop commitment to implementation. The meeting is task-focused. It bri ...

    SOSTMAN - 05/14/2018 - 12:51 - Professional Tools

  2. NASA@ My Library

      NASA@ My Library is a STEM education initiative created to increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education. Seventy-five U.S. ...

    CBARBUS - 07/17/2019 - 13:55 - Professional Tools

  3. Sample Reconsideration Form

    Selection & Reconsideration Policy Toolkit for Public, School, & Academic Libraries Sample Request for Reconsideration of Material Form. See the examples for public, school, and academic libraries below. Sample Public Library Request for Reconside ...

    KPEKOLL - 04/09/2018 - 12:58 - Professional Tools

  4. Media Literacy @ Your Library

    Media Literacy @ Your Library is a learning and prototyping project of the American Library Association (ALA). The goal of this project is to train library workers to better equip their adult patrons to be discerning news consumers. Starting in fall 2017, ...

    SOSTMAN - 01/04/2019 - 14:06 - Professional Tools

  5. Reconsideration Committees

    Selection & Reconsideration Policy Toolkit for Public, School, & Academic Libraries Guidelines Under the best professional standards, reconsideration policies ask those charged with reviewing a challenged book or other resource to set aside their ...

    KPEKOLL - 01/12/2018 - 15:37 - Professional Tools

  6. Review Resources

    Selection & Reconsideration Policy Toolkit for Public, School, & Academic Libraries   Home | Introduction Why Do I Need a Policy? | Politics and Timing of Policy Creation | Selection Policies for Non-Public Institutions Basic Components of a Selec ...

    KPEKOLL - 12/28/2017 - 19:23 - Professional Tools

  7. Everyday Democracy

    Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process encourages diverse groups of people to come together, engage in inclusive and respectful dialogue, and find common solutions to community problems. Everyday Democracy’s process is suited for communities ...

    SOSTMAN - 12/29/2017 - 11:32 - Professional Tools

  8. World Café

    World Cafés enable groups of people to participate together in evolving rounds of dialogue while at the same time remaining part of a single, larger, connected conversation. Small, intimate conversations link and build on each other as people move between ...

    SOSTMAN - 12/29/2017 - 11:36 - Professional Tools

  9. National Issues Forums

    National Issues Forums offer citizens the opportunity to join together to deliberate, to make choices with others about ways to approach difficult issues and to work toward creating reasoned public judgment. National Issues Forums is known for its careful ...

    SOSTMAN - 12/29/2017 - 11:35 - Professional Tools

  10. Essential Partners

    Essential Partners’ method, called Reflective Structured Dialogue, helps people with fundamental disagreements over divisive issues develop the mutual understanding and trust essential for strong communities and positive action. It draws on strategies dev ...

    SOSTMAN - 12/29/2017 - 11:31 - Professional Tools