Convening/Moderating Forums @ your library (Session 3 of 4): Step by Step

This civic engagement series includes topics such as deliberative conversations that public, academic, and school libraries are convening; how these discussions are repositioning libraries in their communities; and the logistics involved in planning a forum -- from choosing the issue topic to publicizing the event to following up with participants.

The third session of the four Civic Engagement series focuses on a more detailed understanding of the role of forum moderator in a step-by-step format.

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

View the other sessions here:

Takeaways

  • Learn about the big picture views of what happens at a deliberate public forum
  • Hear about the roles of the forum moderator, recorder and observer

Who Should Attend

This program is beneficial to everyone.

Speakers

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

Registration

Cost

Free

How to Register

View the recorded presentation here

Tech Requirements

YouTube access and speakers/headphones

Contact

ALA Public Programs Office (312.28.5045 / publicprograms@ala.org