LTC: Models for Change

Libraries Transforming Communities: National Issues Forums Workshop for Academic Libraries

Update 1/9/18: This workshop is now open to library professionals from all library types! Space is limited; please register early. The workshop will include breakout sessions for academic and non-academic libraries. Questions? Contact ALA's Public Programs Office at

Academic libraries are invited to attend "LTC: National Issues Forums Workshop for Academic Libraries," a one-day dialogue and deliberation pre-conference workshop at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

The workshop will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For more information, read the project guidelines, or start your online application using the links below.

"LTC: National Issues Forums Workshop for Academic Libraries" is offered as part of Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change, 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 2 highlights dialogue and deliberation models most useful for academic libraries. (Learn more about our other offerings, Series 1 for public libraries serving large or urban communities or Series 3 for public libraries serving small, mid-sized and/or rural communities.)

The one-day pre-conference workshop at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting will highlight the National Issues Forums approach to dialogue and deliberation. Participation in the workshop is free; however, space is limited and registration via this website is required.

NOTE: Participants in the in-person workshop must view three 90-minute online learning sessions prior to the workshop and must claim a participation badge via after each webinar. Sign up for the online sessions (September 13, October 11 and November 15) and create a Credly account by following these instructions. The webinars will be recorded for later viewing and will be available on the LTC: Models for Change website.

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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