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LTC: Models for Change

Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change National Issues Forums Workshop for Academic Libraries

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

ALA Midwinter Preconference: Friday, February 9, 2018, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm

Preconference Location: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO

NOTE: Applicants must be registered for ALA's 2018 Midwinter Conference to be considered for this in-person workshop. Register for Midwinter.

Questions?

Before starting, read the FAQ and carefully review the requirements in each category before applying to register for the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): National Issues Forums Workshop for Academic Libraries. Contact the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office staff at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5045, or publicprograms@ala.org.

Table of Contents

I. Program Description

Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and 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 offers a series of web-based and in-person workshops, free of charge, specially designed for public and academic libraries.

Through a partnership with the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries, all participants will receive digital badges in recognition of their participation.

LTC: Models for Change is the second phase of ALA's Libraries Transforming Communities initiative. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant RE-40-16-0137-16. Learn more about the first phase of the project, offered in 2014-15 in partnership with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.

II. Requirements

Librarians applying to attend the in-person workshop at ALA's Midwinter Conference in Denver on February 9, 2018 are required to:

  • Participate in the three 90-minute webinars for LTC: Models for Change Series 2 in advance of the in-person workshop.
  • Claim a participation badge after completing each webinar.

Below are the dates, times and registration information for the webinars. Please note, all sessions will be recorded and made available within 24 hours of the live webinar.

Webinars Date and Time
Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Academic Libraries September 13, 2017
1:00 — 2:30 pm (Central)
Reflective Structured Dialogue Method with Essential Partners October 11, 2017
1:00 — 2:30 pm (Central)
National Issues Forums November 15, 2017
1:00 — 2:30 pm (Central)

III. Application and Submission Information

ALA will accept applications to attend the LTC: National Issues Forums Workshop for Academic Libraries until January 9, 2018.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions before applying.

Getting Started

To begin the application process, go to http://apply.ala.org/ltcmidwinter/login.

To apply to attend LTC: National Issues Forums Workshop for Academic Libraries, you must complete the following steps:

  • REGISTER on apply.ala.org (if you have not previously registered when applying for a different ALA project)
  • LOG IN (if you have already registered when applying for a different ALA project)
  • COMPLETE APPLICANT INFORMATION
  • COMPLETE INSTITUTION INFORMATION
  • COMPLETE CATERING INFORMATION (Optional)
  • CERTIFY PARTICIPATION
  • REVIEW AND EDIT YOUR APPLICATION
  • SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
1. Register

Before you access the application, you must register to create an application account.

OR

2. Log In

If you have already registered when applying for another ALA Public Programs Office grant project, you may log in using your e-mail address and password.

3. Complete Applicant Information

NOTE: Applicants must be registered for ALA's 2018 Midwinter Conference to be considered for this in-person workshop. Register for Midwinter

To complete Step 3, provide all the information that is requested on the Applicant Information screen. You must then save the information.

After clicking the "SAVE" button, you will be able to return to the application at any time and log in using your e-mail address and password.

4. Complete Institution Information

To complete Step 4, provide all the information that is requested on the Institution Information screen. You must then save the information.

5. Catering (optional)

Please note that this preconference does not include meals. During the workshop, there will be a break for lunch. Attendees may either take advantage of one of the dining options available around the convention center or purchase a boxed lunch for $35.

To complete Step 5, indicate if you would like to purchase a boxed lunch for this workshop. If you select yes, the payment method you used for your conference registration will be charged $35. ALA staff will follow-up with meal options.

6. Certify Participation

By checking this box and submitting this application, the applicant certifies their awareness that participation in this free one-day training is contingent upon their completion of a three-part webinar series before January 9, 2018. Applicant's participation in the series will be verified through their claiming of online badges and confirmed by ALA staff. Failure to complete the webinar series and claim the related badges will result in the applicant being ineligible to attend the preconference.

To complete this section, you must enter all requested information.

8. Review and Edit Your Application

The Review and Edit page summarizes all the information that you have entered. From this page you can:

  • review and edit each section;
  • save the entire application and log out of the system; or
  • move ahead to certify and submit your application.
9. Submit Your Application

Once you have completed all parts of your application, you may submit it at any time by selecting the Submit button.

Note that once you have submitted your application, you can no longer alter it. The application will then be submitted for review.

You will receive an e-mail confirming submission of your application. At the confirmation page you will be able to print out a copy of your application. Print and keep this copy for your records.

All applications will be considered on a rolling basis. ALA staff will notify you of your status within 1 - 2 business days.

IV. Points of Contact

If you have questions, contact:

Public Programs Office

American Library Association

1-800-545-2433, ext. 5045 publciprograms@ala.org

To access the application system, sign in with your apply.ala.org profile.