This session will emphasize how to initiate a large-scale program to bring together groups of people from different backgrounds and viewpoints to talk about an issue. Participants will learn how to utilize Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, which leads to a wide range of action and change efforts.
Using NCDD’s Engagement Streams Framework, library professionals will learn to navigate the array of dialogue and deliberation approaches and make design choices that best fit their circumstance and resources.
This introductory webinar will provide an overview of LTC: Models for Change. Participants will: Learn about the LTC: Models for Change initiative and ALA’s project partners. Gain information about how the series will help libraries to better engage with their specific communities.
"Theming and Using Public Knowledge" (Session 2 of 6) explains how to organize, understand and share “public knowledge,” the insights collected from community conversations. Topics include organizing notes, identifying prevalent themes, creating effective partnerships and moving toward action.
Join us to learn how public libraries serving large or urban communities may utilize the World Café method to create a living network of conversation around questions that matter.
Join us for a webinar with Altoona (Iowa) Public Library to learn how smaller libraries can provide after-hours programming from start to finish for adults, while utilizing limited funds, staffing and space.
Conversation Cafés are great for helping community members learn more about themselves, their community or an issue, and the process is easily adaptable and requires minimal resources. This webinar will emphasize how to organize and facilitate these cafés, shifting from small talk to big talk in conversations that matter.
Join us to learn how academic libraries can utilize Essential Partners' method for dialogue and deliberation to resolve conflicts, restore trust, gain understanding and move toward collaborative action.
The Future Search process enables large, diverse groups to validate a common mission, take responsibility for action, and develop commitment to implementation through concrete action plans. Libraries will gain an understanding of how Future Search can be used in their internal and community engagement efforts.
Summer is a critical time for children, and according to research from the National Summer Learning Association, children can lose up to 3 months of their school year learning during this time. Libraries have long embraced their role in the summer learning landscape, and more and more are adding in critical out of school time learning that align to 21st Century Learning Skills, Common Core State Standards or even Next Generation Science Standards.