RUSA Education Programs @ ALA Annual

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Libraries are for Everyone: In-Person and Virtual Programming for Adults with Disabilities

Friday, June 25, 2021 2:15pm-3:15pm

Whether in cyberspace or a brick and mortar building libraries are places of community. They are places where people of all backgrounds can find information and a good book and can celebrate individual cultures and the larger community. They ought to be places where everyone feels welcome. Yet many adults with disabilities do not see libraries as a positive destination even when there are no physical barriers. They may come to our libraries in groups and not engage. If students, they may avoid libraries to the detriment of their graded. Or they may not think of us at all.

We all can create library environments that welcome everyone, and programs are our invitations. Join us to learn how from other librarians who are currently serving the adults with disabilities in their communities.

RUSA’s President’s Program: Access for All: Perspectives on Accessibility

Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:30am-11:30am

Accessibility is all of our jobs! Join a panel of practitioners as we explore best practices and current issues libraries face as we work to include everyone. Learn about digital accessibility, Adaptive Technology, designing physical and sensory spaces and current policy issues. Hear from public, academic and state librarians. Universal Design is for everyone, including you.


Addressing Systemic bias in academic search applications- A community-based approach

We the People’s Collection: The National Collection of U.S. Government Public Information

Business Reference in Public Libraries Made Easy

Continuing to Serve: Librarian Veterans Serving Military Patrons

Building on Success-Resource Sharing and Interlibrary Loan Technologies on the Horizon

Follow the Money: Help watchdogs, whistleblowers, and our communities find and understand financial trails and organizational relationship

Library Services & Programs for Older Adults: The Top 10 Ways!

New Discoveries in Reference: The 27th Annual Reference Research Forum

Emerging Technologies Showcase