Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Stop Brain Freeze...

The Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference is a state-wide virtual conference developed by the Nicolet Federated Library System and supported by 14 other library systems in Wisconsin.

Five, 60-minute web presentations focusing on public libraries will be given each day from speakers all over the country. Attend what you want - one...four...or all 10.

Because of the collaboration, all sessions are available without cost.  

10 Programs.  2 Days.  Loads of Wild Fun.   #wwwc15

Youth Focused Program
10:30 am: Creating Welcoming and Accessible Libraries for Children with Special Needs
Renee Grassi, Youth Department Director Glen Ellyn Public Library, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Whether large or small, rural or urban, all library communities serve children with special needs.  Developing an awareness and sensitivity to children with special needs is crucial to providing top-notch inclusive service to families in our communities.  Participants will learn how to perform a community needs assessment in their library communities, forge new partnerships with outside organizations, and be inspired by new and innovative programming ideas. This program will also provide positive strategies for disability etiquette, as well as present different approaches to reevaluating existing youth programs for an inclusive audience.

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