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.
Nancy Kranich, chair, ALA Center for Civic Life Advisory Committee
Patty Dineen, public engagement consultant/contributing editor, National Issues Forums Institute Website
Carolyn Caywood, convener, Virginia Beach Public Library Forums
Betsy McBride, designer and supporter of civic engagement projects for public agencies and other organizations