LTC: Models for Change

Public libraries that serve small or rural communities are invited to apply for a travel stipend to attend a Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change dialogue and deliberation workshop at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD).

The initiative seeks to introduce libraries to various dialogue and deliberation approaches, enabling libraries to foster conversation and lead change in their communities.

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.)

Participants will take part in three 90-minute online learning sessions in winter/spring 2018; those who view all three online sessions will be invited to participate in a one-day pre-conference workshop highlighting Conversation Café at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on June 22, 2018.

Twenty-five public libraries serving small and/or rural communities will be selected to receive an $800 travel stipend to send one employee to the workshop. Read the full project guidelines or start your online application.

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

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