Thursday, August 21, 2014

Including Everyone

Sometimes it is easy to get overwhelmed when thinking of how to adequately accommodate and welcome everyone to use our library programs and services.  There are some terrific allies out there who are eager to help us figure out new territory.  Agencies that work with people with disabilities, family members/parents, and kids themselves are often thrilled to be asked for suggestions for adapting programs and services to make them more accessible and inclusive.  Don't forget to consult with public school special education teachers, CESA contacts, Birth to Three, support groups, and others when you are making plans for programs!

The ALSC Blog had a terrific post about this very topic, with a list of excellent and useful resources for librarians who are working to make their programs and services more inclusive.

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