The Skills for Community-Centered Libraries initiative — a series of trainings meant to build community engagement capacities among staff — launched on Oct. 2, so it’s a good time for the Free Library of Philadelphia’s community organizing team to share what exactly we mean by community engagement. A common definition is a baseline for discussion at workshops and a way to push people’s thinking.
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In this 90-minute webinar — the third in a three-part series exploring dialogue and deliberation approaches for academic libraries — participants will learn:
In this 90-minute webinar — the second in a three-part series exploring dialogue and deliberation techniques useful for academic libraries — participants will:
In this 90-minute webinar — the first in a three-part series designed for academic library professionals — participants will:
Session 2, “Tools for Naming and Framing Public Issues," describes the steps and processes for leading a “naming and framing” effort, and how to apply tools that help people weigh options for moving forward together.
Also see Session 1, "Beyond Deadlock: A Better Way to Talk about Difficult Issues."
Session 1: “Beyond Deadlock: A Better Way to Talk about Difficult Issues," explores how to help people work together to talk about public issues and make choices, and how to uncover the deeper concerns of communities.
Also see Session 2, "Tools for Naming and Framing Public Issues."