Guides for Community Discussions: National Issues Forums (NIF) and Others

Learn about resources to bring your community together to talk in productive, civil and interesting ways.

1 hour, 2 minutes

Explore issue books, videos, and other guides available to help librarians bring their communities together to talk in productive, civil, and interesting ways. A growing and diverse array of nonpartisan, non-agenda-driven materials about important public issues are available from the National Issues Forum Institute and other sources.

The presenters review and show examples of available materials; describe how these guides can support engaging library programs; and give examples of how librarians have used them in their communities.

This webinar -- the fifth in a civic engagement series produced by Programming Librarian -- is sponsored by the ALA Center for Civic Life and the ALA Cultural Communities Fund.