Access & Accessibility: LLNJ's Fall 2022 Virtual Conference

Event Information
Event Type
Conferences/Membership Meetings
Event Category
Customer Service
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI)
Legal Issues
Resource Sharing
Free of Charge

Access and Accessibility Conference Setpember 28 9am-4pm

Registration is now open for LibraryLinkNJ’s 2022 Fall Virtual Conference: Access & Accessibility! Join us for a day of sessions addressing a wide range of issues related to accessibility in libraries and the communities they serve.

Wednesday, September 28th, 9AM - 4PM
Free of Charge - Online via Zoom

Conference Schedule Overview
9:00AM - 9:30AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:45 - 10:30AM

Access to Justice: An Overview of New Jersey's
Legal Services System

Alayna Berg, Legal Services of New Jersey
Rebecca Pressman, NJ State Law Librarian

Additional Resources: Legal Services Resources

How to Plan an Accessibility Page for Your 
Library Website

Shazia Zaman, Naju Webb Johnson, Sarah Dziunycz, & Jennifer Boeseman, Burlington County Library System

Additional Resources: Presentation Slides

Access the Value of a Support Network: A Panel
Discussion from NJ Association of School Librarians

Esther Schnaidman & NJASL

Additional Resources: Presentation Slides

10:45 - 11:30AM

Rethinking Information Technology: Harm
Reduction & Outreach Tools and Techniques
Jeff Cupo & Ally Blumenfeld, NJLA Diversity & Outreach

Additional Resources: Presentation Slides PDF, Presentation Slides PPTX

Home Borrowing How-To with Somerset County
Library System

Nicole Pascoe, Somerset County Library System

Additional Resources: Presentation Slides PDF, Home Borrowing Application Sample

NJALA: Supporting NJ Library Paraprofessionals
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Heather Kristian, Crystal Hooper, John Guido, &
Suzanne Wright, NJ Association of Library Assistants

Additional Resources: Presetation Slides 

11:45AM - 12:30PM
Featured Session

 Accessibility in Library Physical Spaces
Holly Gabriel & Kate Jones, Southern Oregon University

Additional Resources: Presentation Slides PPTX, Presentation Slides PDF, Presenter Notes Doc, Presenter Notes PDF

12:30 - 1:30PM Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:15PM

Creative Aging: Developmental Engagement for Older 

Jen Sulligan, Somerset County Library System

Additional Resources: Presentation Slides PDF, Presentation Slides PPTX

Access for All: Free Library of Philadelphia's Approach 
to Extending a Digital Lifeline

David Cooper Moore & Omelio Alexander, Free Library of Philadelphia

Additional Resources: Presentation Slides

Putting Accessibility Forward: What Academic Libraries
Can Offer and How to Help Students Make the Most of It

Ashley Lierman & Samantha Kennedy, Rowan University Libraries DEI Committee

Additional Resources: Presentation Slides

2:30 - 3:15PM

The Everything Book Club: A Time and Format That 
Works for Everyone

Ariel Zeitlin, Montclair Public Library

Additional Resources: Presentation Slides PDF, Presentation Slides PPTX

Your Databases Are Next: The Digital Redlining 
Movement and How Your Databases Might Not Work 
the Way You Think

Sara Kelly-Mudie, Beaver Country Day School
Courtney Lewis, St. Catherine's School

Additional Resources: Presentation Slides PDF, Presentation Slides PPTX

That All May Read: Resources for Your Print Disabled
Community from the NJSL Talking Book & Braille Center
Liz Kelly, Liz Burns, Jen Apgar, & Stephen Felle, NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center

Additional Resources: Presentation Slides

3:30 - 4:00PM Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

Full program descriptions and Zoom access information will be shared with all registrants following the close of conference registration on September 21st. We hope you'll join us! 

Registration Information