Trainings for Libraries

September 5–6 in Grants Pass and September 26–27 in Newport

A woman, seated on the floor of a meeting room and wearing a lanyard reading "Yoko," speaks to three older people seated in chairs, facing away from the camera.

Gary Calicott

Oregon Humanities will present three trainings in 2024 for staff, board members, volunteers, and program partners of Oregon libraries of all types (public, academic, school, and tribal). These trainings will help people involved with libraries strengthen their skills in leading conversations about vital issues and ideas across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. Using the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence as a jumping off point, participants will learn about facilitation and reflective conversation, practice new skills and techniques, and learn to design and facilitate conversations that allow people and groups to learn more about themselves and others.

Grants Pass
Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Grants Pass Library, 200 NW C St., Grants Pass
Register for this training.

Thursday, September 26, and Friday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St., Newport
Register for this training.

(The first training took place in Maupin in May.)

Questions? Please contact

If you can't join us for a training, please check out this toolkit with tips and suggested questions and activities for leading conversations on the themes of Beyond 250.

These trainings are supported by funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services' IMLS 250 project in partnership with the Federation of State Humanities Councils.




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