Improving Library Services to People With Disabilities - Ongoing: April 23- May 18th
Event Type: Online/web-based
Contact: Ann Reed
Mon, 04/23/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
About the Event
Library services to people with disabilities are provided by all levels of library staff. From the part-time aide charging out library materials to the library director determining policies, staff skills and attitudes are crucial for a satisfactory library experience.
All libraries have a plan for serving people with disabilities, whether it is the installation of ramps or the creation of special needs story times. But improvements are always possible. Library staff who enroll will review the current level of service to people with disabilities then explore materials and sources that provide additional support or new ideas.
Who Should Take This Course:
This course is designed for all library staff, including support staff, general professional staff, age-level or subject specialists, managers and administrators.
- Library staff will identify patrons with disabilities who use the library and the resources that are available to assist them.
- Library staff will examine changes in attitudes, laws and technologies that have impacted people with disabilities.
- Library staff will demonstrate communication with people-first language and non-verbal techniques.
- Library staff will recommend changes in personal and organizational behaviors to improve services for people with disabilities.
Presented by: Kate Todd
Kate Todd has worked as a children’s librarian for The New York Public Library and as Emerging Technologies Librarian for Manhattanville College, where she also taught “Technology for Special Education” in the graduate School of Education. She also taught the popular ALSC online course “Children with Disabilities in the Library.”
Cost: $130 for ASCLA members; $210 for non-ALA members
How to Register:
- By Fax: download, complete, and fax form (PDF format) to (312) 280-1538
- By Mail: download, complete, and mail form (PDF format) to American Library Association, ATTN: MACS/Online CE Registration, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611