Positive Interactions: Making the Library a Welcoming and Empowering Place for People with Disabilities

Is your library a welcoming and empowering place for people with disabilities? Or would you like to help improve library staff communication and interactions with people with disabilities? According to the 2010 Census, approximately 56.7 million people in the US have some kind of disability. In this webinar, we will introduce ways to serve and reach out to people who represent such a significant percentage of the population. This session will include tips and practical advice for improving library staff communications and interactions with people with disabilities. The interactive webinar will include exercises during which attendees can ask questions, discuss the topic with others, and apply the ideas to their own setting.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is designed to provide an introduction to all library staff, including support staff, general professional staff, age-level or subject specialists, managers and administrators.

Instructor

The session will be facilitated by Brenda Hough. Brenda has been a librarian for more than 15 years. She has delivered training and education for the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, the Public Library Association, Emporia State University, UIUC's Certified Public Library Administrator program, and more. When she's not thinking about libraries and learning, she's spending time with her husband and three year old son at their home in Lawrence, Kansas.

Date(s) & Time(s)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 11:00AM - 12:00PM Central Time

Fee

Registration fees:

$40 for ASCLA members
$50 for ALA members
$65 for non-ALA members
$35 for ALA student members and retired members

Group Rates

$99 for a single login
$38 per person for multiple logins (min. 2 people)

Technical Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Blackboard Collaborate. System requirements for Blackboard are included at the bottom of this message. More information is available at www.blackboard.com or at their support site, http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Collaborate/Support/Support-for-Blackboard-Collaborate.aspx.

You will receive access instructions from Andrea no later than 24 hours before the webinar is to be held.

How to Register

Contact

Questions about your registration should be directed to registration@ala.org. Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Andrea Hill, ASCLA Web Manager, at ahill@ala.org.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!