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The Resource Creating Inclusive Library Environments

Creating Inclusive Library Environments

Label
Creating Inclusive Library Environments
Title
Creating Inclusive Library Environments
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Summary
Librarians are continually faced with challenges of how to best meet the needs of patrons with disabilities, whether those patrons have physical or intellectual disabilities, differing learning styles, or even temporary problems which impact their access and may change over time. And because planning considerations range from policies and organizational culture to facilities, technologies, and beyond, librarians need a guide that covers everything: areas that can be addressed quickly and easily as well as those that require long-term strategies. That guide is here. Packed with research-based best practices and handy checklists applicable to all types of libraries, this comprehensive resource defines what makes environments barrier-free, whether physical or virtual, and talks about how libraries can develop a user-centered culture; includes techniques for writing policies and procedures that are clear, realistic, and flexible; provides strategies for setting up facilities, training staff, and maintaining daily operations; discusses collaboration and outreach through community partnerships, including ways to connect patrons with nonprofits and disability organizations; offers programming and workshop ideas such as open houses, tutorials, and tours of the library; delves into assistive technology, website design, making vendor-purchased products accessible, and other information technology issues; and shares ideas for library assessment, realigning strategies, and staying current. This planning guide will enable libraries to create and maintain a truly inclusive environment for all patrons
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  • Kowalsky, Michelle
  • Woodruff, John
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Language Arts
  • Nonfiction
Label
Creating Inclusive Library Environments
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:879f61dc-97c7-4ec5-8f5b-db23dec8b4c6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780838914885
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Creating Inclusive Library Environments
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:879f61dc-97c7-4ec5-8f5b-db23dec8b4c6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780838914885
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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