Getting Started: An Introduction to Convening Forums @ your library (archive - 2/2812)

Public deliberation is a process used to engage contentious, difficult issues from diverse perspectives. First in a four-part series, this session provided an introduction to deliberative conversations that public, academic, and school libraries are convening and how these discussions are repositioning libraries in their communities.

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Nancy Kranich, Chair, ALA Center for Civic Life Advisory Committee; Patty Dineen, Public Engagement Consultant/Contributing Editor, National Issues Forums Institute Website; and Carolyn Caywood, Convener, Virginia Beach Public Library Forums, and Fellow of the Hampton Roads Center for Civic Engagement




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