Access & Equity
Access & Equity are broad areas for libraries and they encompass many issues. This includes, among so much more, making sure your facility is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, serving patrons on the autism spectrum, building a diverse collection, and creating a welcoming environment that represents your entire community no matter ethnicity, heritage, gender identity or sexual orientation.
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Webinar / Last Modified: 20 March 2017
Join us for this webinar to learn about Whole Person Librarianship which draws from social work concepts to help library staff become more confident in learning from, interacting with, and serving diverse patrons.
Document / Last Modified: 10 March 2017
In Hamilton, Ontario, the public library is packaging up dual-language information kits to create a friendly welcome for immigrant families.
News / Last Modified: 10 March 2017
Many public libraries across the country offer specialized classes or programs to reach out to their non-English speaking patrons. For example, in order to help its adult patrons develop English language skills in speaking and writing, the King Count...
Webinar / Last Modified: 07 March 2017
A webinar about the Virtual Privacy Lab, a privacy literacy resource available to all, which helps library patrons feel safe and confident online.
News / Last Modified: 01 March 2017
According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), 13.1 million children under 18 in the United States live in food-insecure households. And even as the number of children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals increases, according to the Foo...