From Access to Advocacy: The Disability Community In The Library

Event Information


Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm


Event Type: 

Continuing Education - Webinar

Event Category: 

Collection Development
Customer Service

CEU Hours: 



Free, Registration Required
Event Files
Target Audience

All library staff


A welcoming and accessible environment for people with disabilities is crucial to ensure that libraries are truly for everyone; however, the dominant societal narrative tells us three overarching lies about disability that can keep us from fully embracing and prioritizing people with disabilities in our work. This presentation will invite participants to examine the dominant societal narrative around disability; and how that can affect our work both at individual and organizational levels. Participants will be offered tips, recommendations and resources to help them develop and refine their work.

Content note: this webinar may be particularly challenging to engage with for staff who are disabled, or have a close friend or family member with a disability. An archive of this webinar will be available after the live session.

After participating in this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the societal narrative around disability
  • Name examples of the narrative at work in your library
  • Name concrete actions libraries can take to make policies, procedures, space, collections, and services at their libraries more accessible.
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