Friday, June 14, 2013

NEW Networking Group: "SNAILS: Special Needs and Inclusive Library Services"

Are you interested in better serving youth with special needs?  Join youth services librarians Holly Jin and Renee Grassi for the first meeting of the newly formed SNAILS Networking Group.  This group will meet in person on a quarterly basis and will connect virtually via blog posts between meetings.  We will discuss...

  • programming ideas for birth through young adult (age 22)
  • outreach services to youth with disabilities
  • training opportunities for library staff
  • strategies for partnerships with local agencies 
  • assistive technologies and special collections to serve patrons with special needs
  • resources to learn more about accessibility

Youth Services Librarians and YS Staff, Young Adult Librarians and YA Staff, and LTA and MLS students are invited to our meetings. Dates for future meetings are:

  • Wednesday, November 13 at the Skokie Public Library
  • Wednesday, February 12 at the Glenside Public Library
  • Wednesday, May 7 at the Vernon Area Public Library

We hope to see you there!