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LTC: Models for Change

Public libraries that serve small, mid-sized or rural communities are invited to attend a free dialogue and deliberation workshop at the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Through Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change, a two-year ALA initiative with the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD), library professionals may participate in the workshop free of charge.

"Libraries Transforming Communities: Dialogue & Deliberation for Small, Mid-sized, and/or Rural Libraries" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018. Participants must view three 90-minute webinars as pre-work for the session.

To register for the workshop, click "register" or "sign in" below.

NOTE: Library professionals from small or rural public libraries may also apply for one of 25 travel stipends of $800 each to help offset the cost of travel and lodging at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference. You will have the opportunity to apply for a travel stipend in the application.

LTC: Models for Change is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant RE-40-16-0137-16.

LTC: Models for Change Series 3 highlights dialogue and deliberation models most useful for public libraries serving small and rural communities. (Learn more about our earlier offerings, Series 1 for public libraries serving large or urban communities or Series 2 for academic libraries.)

Create your apply.ala.org profile to begin. You can use this profile for this project, and for future opportunites with the Public Programs Office. All you need to get started is an email address.

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