The American Library Association (ALA) Center for Civic Life (CCL) and ProgrammingLibrarian, org presented a one-hour webinar titledÂ Guides for Community Discussions: National Issues Forums (NIF) and Others. This November 5, 2013 webinar featured presenters Patty Dineen, Carolyn Caywood, and Nancy Kranich. You can view the recorded webinar online by clickingÂ hereÂ or on the link above.
ThisÂ one-hour webinar about issue books, videos, and other guides helpsÂ librariansÂ bring theirÂ communitiesÂ together to talk in productive, civil, and interesting ways. The session focuses on a growing and diverse array of nonpartisan, non-agenda-driven materials about important public issues available from the National Issues Forum Institute and other sources.Â Presenters reviewed and showed examples of available materials; described how these guides can support engaging library programs; and gave examples of how librarians have used them in their communities.
This webinarÂ is the fifth in a series of ALA CCL webinars about convening and moderating public issues forums.Â For links to watch the earlier webinars, clickÂ here.