Public deliberation is a process used to engage contentious, difficult issues from diverse perspectives. Learn more in this four-part series.
Topics include 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.
Carolyn Caywood, convener, Virginia Beach Public Library Forums
Nancy Kranich, chair, ALA Center for Civic Life Advisory Committee
Patty Dineen, public engagement consultant/contributing editor, National Issues Forums Institute Website