Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Webinar: Creating Welcoming and Accessible Libraries for Children with Disabilities

Yes, it is true that our fearless leader has left Illinois for Minnesota, but that doesn't mean she is out of reach. On the contrary...

Renee Grassi will be presenting a free webinar called Creating Welcoming and Accessible Libraries for Children with Disabilities on Wednesday, April 12, 10:00-11:00am CST for Minitex, an information and resource sharing program of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota Libraries.


Big or small, rural or urban--all public libraries serve children with disabilities in their communities. Librarian and advocate Renee Grassi will show how your library can develop an awareness and an enhanced spirit of inclusion to children with disabilities and their needs for library service. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to perform a community needs assessment and advocate for families, forge new partnerships with other agencies and organizations, and find new and innovative children’s programming and outreach ideas. Participants will also learn about accessible customer service and different approaches to re-evaluate existing children’s programs to attract a more inclusive audience.

Renee is always updating her presentations so there will be something for everyone to learn. Why not invite a coworker, community partner, or patron to view the webinar with you? Just be sure to register online before space runs out. Did I mention it's free?

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