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A Project Enable Webinar Hosted by Infopeople

Start Time: Pacific - 12:00 PM, Mountain - 1:00 PM, Central - 2:00 PM, Eastern - 3:00 PM

Renee GrassiPresenter: Renee Grassi

It doesn’t matter if your library is small or large, public or academic, rural or urban—all libraries serve people with disabilities. However, people with disabilities experience barriers to equitable access to libraries and are not always visible, participatory members of their library communities.

In this interactive webinar, you will learn how you can be an advocate for people with disabilities and break down barriers to library access. Utilizing Nina Simon’s OF/BY/FOR ALL framework of authentic and effective community-centric partnerships, learn how to build trusting relationships with people with disabilities and the community organizations that serve them to create more inclusive and welcoming programs and services at your library.

This Zoom webinar will include a 60-minute presentation followed by 30-minutes of Q&A and interactive discussion with the audience.

Note: The Zoom meeting room limits registration to 100 people.

At the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Be able to define the three pillars of Nina Simon’s OF/BY/FOR ALL framework for building authentic and effective community-centric partnerships.
  • Be familiar with 3 – 5 examples of co-created library partnerships serving people with disabilities.
  • Be able to identify ways they can adjust their own customer service strategies to be more welcoming to people with disabilities in their libraries.

This webinar will be of interest to: library workers of all types at all levels of their organizations

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button on this page. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

To check your system's compatibility with Zoom and/or download software for your computer/tablet/smartphone, see this page.

This webinar is made possible by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Lifelong Learning Continuing Education grant and Infopeople, the Califa training arm, in collaboration with Syracuse University and Project ENABLE.


Presentation Material


Speaker's slides
Additional Resources
BY2 Partner Power Tool