Building an Accessible and Inclusive Library Community
March 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
Individuals with disabilities are an important part of the communities our library’s serve. But library spaces and services are not always tailored to meet their needs and ensure that they are included in everything the library has to offer.
This course will teach techniques and strategies for making libraries of all sorts more inclusive and welcoming for patrons with disabilities. Through a combination of discussions, assignments, and project that are tailored to the needs of your library, you will not only expand your understanding of accessibility and inclusion, but also develop a collection of tools that you can implement at your library.
This course is designed for anyone who is interested in making their library more inclusive for patrons with disabilities, though it will be particularly relevant for library managers and public services staff. Students will have an opportunity to customize their projects and goals to meet the unique needs of their institutions.You will learn how to make your library accessible for patrons with disabilities and how to foster an inclusive community that is welcoming and engaging for these patrons