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New York Public Library undertook a pilot program to bring community conversations to branches around the city — with significant results.

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Libraries have the potential to inspire local dialogue on timely issues across communities, positioning library staff as trusted facilitators. Join us for this free one-hour webinar to hear how New York Public Library created a conversation series on important issues in the diverse communities they serve.

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Join us for a free, 90-minute webinar to learn how libraries can lead dialogue with Conversation Café, a simple, open-source method for small group dialogues on a variety of topics.

This session is designed for library professionals serving small, mid-sized and/or rural public libraries.

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Join us for a free, 90-minute webinar to learn how public libraries can lead dialogue using Future Search, a method for strategic planning that can help communities develop cooperative plans.

This session is designed for library professionals serving small, mid-sized and/or rural public libraries.

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In small, mid-sized and/or rural communities, the public library often becomes a de facto town hall. Through this important social position, libraries have the potential to make the most impactful change in their communities.

In this free, 90-minute webinar, join the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) for an overview of the range of models in dialogue and deliberation available to public libraries serving small, mid-sized and/or rural communities.

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Small, mid-sized or rural public libraries can learn facilitation skills through a new ALA initiative.

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Academic library professionals are invited to a free preconference workshop at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

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Join the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) to learn how academic libraries can convene deliberative forums on important issues, thereby solidifying their role as a campus center for interdisciplinary and intellectual development while exploring pathways to civic engagement.

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Join Essential Partners to learn how their Reflective Structured Dialogue method can help academic libraries resolve conflicts, restore trust, gain understanding and move toward collaborative action on campus and beyond.

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Public libraries that serve small and/or rural communities may apply for a stipend to attend a workshop at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference.

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