Library and Information Center Accessibility: The Differently-able Patron’s Perspective

to Clayton Copeland, a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow at the University of South Carolina's School of Library and Information Science


This study aims to understand library services and accessibility in public and academic libraries from the differently-able patron’s perspective. By giving voice to differently-able patrons, the study is expected to suggest how library accessibility and services may be improved. The project was submitted under this year’s Librarianship in Multicultural/Multigenerational Community Building category.

Awards Won

Title Year
Diversity Research Grant

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services sponsors this grant program which began in 2002 to address critical gaps in the knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within library and information science.

2009 - Winner(s)