Moderating Forums @ your library, Part I—Nuts and Bolts archive - 3/2712)

This second session in our civic engagement series covered what is involved in moderating a public deliberative forum in the library—how moderating is different from facilitating; how to promote deliberation; how to stay neutral but help people consider diverse perspectives; how to keep track of time and use an issue framework to help the group deliberate; and how to work with a forum recorder.

View the recorded presentation.


Patty Dineen, Public Engagement Consultant/Contributing Editor, National Issues Forums Institute Website; Nancy Kranich, Chair, ALA Center for Civic Life Advisory Committee; Ellen Knutson, Program Director, Graduate Engagement Opportunities, the Center for Civic Engagement at Northwestern University; and Betsy McBride, designer and supporter of civic engagement projects for public agencies and other organizations


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