What’s Possible When Librarians, Journalists, and Dialogue ProfessionalsÂ
Work Together to Inform and Engage Communities?
Librarians and journalists in the Washington area are invited to attend this session on Saturday morning, October 18, 9 am at the upcoming NCDD Conversation
To participate in this conversation, contact Nancy Kranich, firstname.lastname@example.org
6th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation:
Democracy for the Next Generation
OctoberÂ 17-19, 2014
Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA (Washington, DC Area)
Todayâ€™s communities are challenged by polarizing, often intractable conflicts.Â Many librarians and journalists engaging residents in civil discourse to explore values, beliefs, and politics are often unaware of natural allies in their communities who can help: dialogue and deliberation practitioners.
Join us at the upcoming NCDD Conference
for a session to exploreâ€¦
Librarians, Journalists and Dialogue Professionals Working Together
Saturday, October 18, 2014
9:00 am â€“ 10:30 am, Lake Anne A
Whatâ€™s Possible When Information Professionals like Librarians, and Journalists and Dialogue Practitioners Work Together to Inform and Engage Communities?
Nancy Kranich, founder and convener of the American Library Association (ALA) Center for Civic Life
Peggy Holman, cofounderÂ Journalism That Matters to re-conceive journalism as more engaged, diverse, & generative.
Marla Crockett,Â public engagement consultant who worked in public broadcasting for more than 25 years as a news manager, producer, talk show host, and reporter.
This session will bring to NCDD an opportunity to join a conversation begun in 2012 with librarians, journalists, and civic practitioners sponsored by Journalism That Matters in conjunction with the American Library Association and other organizations.Â Â Details about that gathering including session notes and video recordings of speakers and participants are available at:Â www.biblionews.org.Â Â Â That experience can inform NCDD conference participants about what’s possible for building a civic infrastructure within their communities in collaboration with librarians, journalists, and other information agents.
The 6th National Conference on Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)Â will include:
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Dozens of workshops offeringÂ best practices and the latest innovationsÂ in group process and communication methods, including online dialogue.
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Interaction with many of the leading figures in the dialogue and deliberation field.
â€¢Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Unique experiences with large-group dialogue and deliberation methods, as well as creative expression through visual and performing arts.
You will leave the NCDD conference with new ideas and methods that you can apply immediately to engage your communities through social media, online, and in person.
For more info and to register, visitÂ www.ncdd.org/ncdd2014