Join ALA and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation for this introductory webinar to learn about a free learning series that will teach library professionals to lead change in their communities.
Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change is a free professional development program for all types of library professionals interested in exploring community engagement through dialogue and deliberation.
In a series of online and in-person classes, attendees will learn how, when and why to facilitate conversations about important topics; how to bring disparate voices together in a productive discussion; and how to translate a conversation into a course of action.
During this two-year (2017-18) professional development project, library professionals will have access to free training in community leadership techniques like coalition-building and dialogue facilitation. Offerings will include free web-based and in-person workshops specially designed for three library types:
-large public libraries (spring 2017)
-academic libraries (fall 2017)
-small, medium-sized and rural public libraries (winter/spring 2018)
This introductory webinar will provide an overview of LTC: Models for Change. Participants will:
-Learn about the LTC: Models for Change initiative and ALA’s project partners.
-Gain information about how the series will help libraries to better engage with their specific communities.