🌚 Wed Feb 10 2021 – Facilitator Call

Join P2PU’s monthly facilitator call!

Facilitator calls are an open community space to reflect on our practices as learning circle facilitators. These calls happen every second Wednesday and are a great resource for people in the midst of facilitating a learning circle as well as others who want to learn or share their experiences.


Wednesday, February 10th from 12–1 PM ET (view in your timezone)


:computer: Join via computer or smartphone: meet.google.com/vns-whqb-hva
:telephone_receiver: Call in via phone: +1 470-285-0256‬‬ (PIN: ‪453 201 631‬#)

We host our calls online using Google Meet. You do not need a Google account to join, and you can connect by computer, cell phone, or a landline. For tips, watch How to Join a Video Meeting (03:54)

Please RSVP to the event by marking Going in the calendar above.

You’ll need to log in to your account to RSVP. If you want to add the event to your personal calendar, you can subscribe to the P2PU event calendar or download this event by clicking the image button on the RSVP at the top of this post.

Thanks to everyone who made it to our February Facilitator Call!

:ice_cube: During the check in, we asked folks what their autobiography would be called. This was a great icebreaker for a group that for the most part knew one another, but we think it might be a little ambitious if the group is just meeting for the first time. There were lots of great titles, but we feel the need to call out “You Can’t Polish a Turd”.

:green_circle::stop_sign::tada: Here’s what came up during Start Stop Celebrate:

  • @Bebe_Jallah shared that Greensboro Public Library is adapting the Q Method for curbside pickup, distributing learning circles flyers to folks who come by the library to pick up books. We’ll share those templates in the forum shortly.
  • One perk of virtual learning circles is that it allows facilitators to join learning circles as participants as well! @Julie_Chahal is facilitating a number of learning circles in Ottawa, but also participating in a learning circle that’s based out of Akron-Summit County Library in Ohio.
  • @Beatrice_Pulliam shared some exciting updates from Providence, Rhode Island: In addition to co-facilitating another iteration of the 1619 Project learning circle, she is getting started on a state-wide DEI project with designed to train her colleagues on running How to Talk About Race learning circles. We’re really excited about the potential for learning circles to serve as a model for distributed, peer-led professional development and we’ll have more to share about this project soon.

:loudspeaker: Feedback focused primarily on the 1619 Project and the ways that different libraries have adapted the materials for different audiences. We’re currently pulling together a case study with @Priscilla_Rojas-Naim from Los Angeles and may schedule a future community call dedicated specifically to this course.

:gear: Finally, we got some great feedback on the changes we’re making to messaging and reminders. It’s not to late to chime in.

Our next facilitator call will be March 10th: RSVP here.

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