Moving from Compliance to Inclusion Within the Library
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 105 AB
What started as a simple task of making our buildings more accessible became a movement within our library to change the way we see patrons with disabilities. From accessibility projects to programming, we will discuss how our library system identified areas in our service model that needed to change and worked together as a team to make our libraries more inclusive for all patrons with disabilities.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Identify the difference between ADA compliance vs accessible spaces for all patrons 2: Understand how to develop community partnerships and conduct community conversations to further identify and develop needs within your community 3: Focus on programming for audiences with disabilities and promoting volunteer programs in your library system
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.
This session will have: Low interaction (example: single speaker/panel with Q&A at the end of the program)
Handouts: Download 1
Tags: Spaces and Places, Accessibility (ADA-compliance), Buildings and Facilities, Diversity, Inclusion, Partnerships and Collaboration
Cristen Williams, Library Service Manager for Customer Experience
Arlington Public Library , Arlington , TX
Cristen Williams is a Library Service Manager for Customer Experience at the Arlington Public Library in Arlington, Texas. Located between Dallas and Fort Worth and serving a diverse population of more than 380,000, Cristen supervises the branch delivery over seven branches.