Meeting the Needs of Our Disability Community: Building Inclusive Spaces
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A PLA 2022 Virtual Conference On-Demand Session
In this workshop, the presenters will discuss practical and impactful ways in which to improve library spaces. The disability community is unfortunately often overlooked when considering public library spaces. By building more inclusive, diverse, and welcoming spaces, public libraries can meet the needs of all members of their community. This proposal is based on the results from an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant.
Originally presented as part of the PLA 2022 Virtual Conference on March 23, 2022.
At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify opportunities for including patrons with disabilities in public library spaces;
- Implement changes in their public library spaces to better meet the needs of patrons with disabilities; and
- Create more inclusive makerspaces and makerspace activities for all patrons.
Dr. Amelia Anderson is an assistant professor of Library and Information Studies at Old Dominion University. A former public librarian, her research focuses on meeting the needs of neurodivergent library patrons and employees. Her book, Library Programming for Autistic Children and Teens, was recently published by ALA Editions, and she is the project director of an IMLS funded grant that explores accessibility in public library makerspaces.
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