Date(s) - 05/05/2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
It doesn’t matter if your library is small or large, public or school, rural or urban—all libraries serve people with disabilities. In this webinar, learn how you can be an advocate for people with disabilities at your library. Acquire best practices for inclusive customer service, explore strategies for making existing programs welcoming to all abilities, and learn how to build positive relationships with individuals with disabilities and local disability-related organizations in your community.
Biography ~ Renee Grassi
Author, blogger, speaker, and trainer Renee Grassi is a recognized library leader and advocate for people of all abilities. Renee considers herself an ally for those with autism and other disabilities, and has presented nationally and internationally to help libraries be more equitable and inclusive for all. In 2012, she was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker for launching the first Sensory Storytime and disability-friendly programs at Deerfield Public Library in Illinois. Renee has been a member of the ALSC Committee for Special Populations and their Caregivers, and was one of the founding Board Members of Illinois’s Targeting Autism Forum. She was also one of the co-founding members of SNAILS—an Illinois networking group dedicated to developing more accessible libraries to children and teens with disabilities. A graduate from Dominican University’s Library and Information Science Program and Illinois librarian for nearly ten years, she relocated to Minnesota in 2016. Renee is currently the Youth Services Manager at Dakota County Library, as well as Chair of her library’s Accessibility Team.
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Priority seating will be given to TBLC Members.