ALA Offers Free Training to Help Libraries Foster Conversation and Bridge Divides



The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) invite library professionals to attend a free learning series to explore various dialogue facilitation approaches and position themselves to foster conversation and lead change in their communities.

Through Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change, a two-year project, ALA and NCDD will produce ten webinars and three in-person workshops. Libraries of all types and sizes are invited to attend a one-hour introductory webinar about the resources and opportunities available throughout the initiative, “Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change Overview” (Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, noon MST).

Registration is also open for a three-part series of webinars for public libraries serving large or urban communities. See all upcoming trainings. Each session will be recorded and archived for free on-demand viewing on the Programming Librarian website.

Future learning sessions will be designed for academic libraries (fall 2017) and small, mid-sized and rural public libraries (winter/spring 2018). Details for future sessions will be announced in 2017. To stay informed about future offerings, sign up for the Programming Librarian e-newsletter.

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