[Eril-l] Core Classroom: Designed with You in Mind: Welcoming Patrons and Staff with Disabilities in Your Library

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Wed Aug 24 06:52:48 PDT 2022

*Cross posted to multiple lists*

Core Classroom: Designed with You in Mind: Welcoming Patrons and Staff with
Disabilities in Your Library

Classroom Dates: September 7 – September 28, 2022

In this workshop, you will learn to navigate the many facets libraries can
employ to serve patrons of all ages with disabilities, both physical and
intellectual. In this session, we will address the basic how-tos of
beginning or expanding services to patrons with disabilities as well as a
look at community collaboration, grant writing, needs assessments,
Universal Design, emerging technology, and practical applications of
services (i.e. programs, outreach, and virtual services) to meet the needs
of this underserved population.

*Classroom Schedule:*

Week 1: Introduction/Ableism

Week 2: Technology/Universal Design

Week 3: Budget/Grants

Week 4: Practical Applications

*Learning Outcomes: *

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

identify and combat internalized and systemic ableism;

gain practical knowledge and tools, including identifying grants and
community resources to plan for sustainability; and

build awareness of physical/tangible and technology/virtual accessibility

*Who Should Attend:*

To staff at all levels of library service and administration in public,
academic and school library settings.

*Registration Fees:  *

ALA Member Price: $188.10

Non Member Price: $209.00

Division Member Price: $165.11

ALA Student Members: $188.10

Presenter: Kelsey McLane is the Library Services Specialist at Goshen
College in Northern Indiana. She works to promote library services and
information literacy to faculty and staff. She also works with the Academic
Success Center to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to
their education. This can include working with assistive technology,
creating captions for instructors and campus events, meeting with students
one on one to plan for the semester, provide audiobooks or text-to-speech
textbooks, and advocating for these students to both faculty and the

Prior to her work at Goshen College, Kelsey worked in public libraries for
12 years both in Northern Indiana and with the Arapahoe Libraries south of
Denver, Colorado. In public libraries, she advocated for patrons with
disabilities, worked with administration to add inclusivity for patrons
with disabilities to the strategic plan, created outreach services, and
implemented in-library programs for this underserved population.

For additional details and access to the registration link please search the
eLearning catalog
for this course.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by email at
registration at ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to this course, please contact
Tom Ferren Core Program Officer at tferren at ala.org.

*Posted on behalf of the Core Continuing Education Committee.*


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