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Providing equity of access is the business of every department in the library. Are we doing enough? How are these libguides impacting intended audiences? There are many different options available to libraries when choosing which screen reading software to make accessible to their patrons.
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Sunday AM - AM To engage interested students and visitors with the issues of power and marginalization embedded in the lesbian pulp fiction collection books, we evaluated our collection through a social justice framework. It includes features that help the user understand the relevance of the items. Where does an organization even start?
This was the problem faced by Los Angeles County Library leadership. LA County is one of the largest and most diverse jurisdictions in the country and faces daily challenges with race inequity, homelessness, immigration struggles and more. With 87 libraries, the Library is strongly positioned in its communities, but wanted to elevate their efforts to make a lasting impression on customers' quality of life.
To accomplish this goal, the iCount the Library initiative was created. Everyone, Everywhere, Every Time: Universal Design as a Best Practice for Accessing Abilities Sunday AM - AM This interactive workshop will share results from recent research exploring the impact of course accessibility and the integration of tools and resources that facilitate multimodal learning for all students.
From Outreach to Equity: Innovative Models of Library Policy & Practice
Because of misperceptions about their social and emotional needs, interests, learning potential, and cognitive abilities, they have often been served in and by the children's department. But, is reading picture books to them in a room also used by toddlers or allowing them to attend your music or art programs for kids really the best way you can serve these library users?
But thanks to the words and art of generations of Black authors and illustrators, all kids can enjoy a different view. Thankfully, readers who live with vision loss can use new technology to continue their lifelong love of books and learning. Improvements to technology and distribution networks are helping to close the inequitable divide between the amount of content available to the visually impaired and their sighted peers. In this interactive session, participants will experience an inquiry-based approach to exploring what equity means in a school library environment, reflecting upon and evaluating their program through a student perspective, and identifying a change idea to implement that could address a potential equity gap.
Equity gaps in opportunity, access, or attainment for students can be addressed effectively through intentional school library practices. The student perspective on policies, the library environment, and access to resources and meaningful learning experiences inform librarians as they develop change ideas. Whether you are a small rural library with limited staff, part of a large library system or somewhere in between there are ways that you can help to create a culture of health in your community.
This session will provide you with examples of both active and passive outreach and program ideas for youth, adults and seniors using freely available and reliable health information resources.
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Often, librarians feel constrained or unprepared to implement services and programs that support queer children and their families. In addition, these professionals may face challenges from community members, fellow educators, or school administration when attempting to deliver these services. In this presentation, we will define queer-inclusive programs and services, describe creative initiatives, identify potential barriers, and offer strategies and resources to face these challenges.
Diversity can involve a number of factors, including diversity of opinion, ability, ethnicity, race, gender, culture, socioeconomic status, religion, language, and sexual orientation. Unless digital archives and collections are able to include materials representing a wide spectrum of human experience, they can only tell partial and incomplete stories.
Unfortunately, a number of barriers, such as the cost of, and access to, technology, can limit the scope of digital collections and prevent them from being truly inclusive. Sensory Screenings: Movies for Everyone at the Library Monday AM - AM How can libraries make movie screenings more accessible to everyone, including viewers with sensory issues, attention disorders and other special needs, for whom visiting traditional movie theaters can often be difficult and alienating?
To make the fun of movie viewings more accessible, autism advocates and educators have begun encouraging movie theaters to host "Sensory Movies," with moderate lighting and sound, where audience members are welcome to walk and talk during the film. In their places: McDonalds, KFC, Taco Bell, and other fast food joints in the now simply segregated quarters of our cities, suburbs, and exurbs.
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