Public deliberation is a process used to engage contentious, difficult issues from diverse perspectives. Learn more in this four-part series.
Topics will 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.
Patty Dineen, public engagement consultant/contributing editor, National Issues Forums Institute Website
Nancy Kranich, chair, ALA Center for Civic Life Advisory Committee
Ellen Knutson, program director for graduate engagement opportunities, Center for Civic Engagement at Northwestern University
Betsy McBride, designer and supporter of civic engagement projects for public agencies and other organizations