Guides for Community Discussions: National Issues Forums (NIF) and Others

A one-hour webinar about issue books, videos, and other guides available to help librarians bring their communities together to talk in productive, civil, and interesting ways. A growing and diverse array of nonpartisan, non-agenda-driven materials about important public issues are available from the National Issues Forum Institute and other sources.

The presenters review and show examples of available materials; describe how these guides can support engaging library programs; and give examples of how librarians have used them in their communities. At the end of the webinar there was Q&A as well as suggestions and stories.

View the recorded presentation.


Patty Dineen, National Issues Forum Institute
Carolyn Caywood, Center for Civic Life
Nancy Kranich, Center for Civic Life


How to Register

Register online.