We have  a handful of slots remaining in the new ASCLA online course “Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities”, so we’re leaving registration open through the end of the day on Sunday. Spots are first come, first served!


Register online now: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=oloc&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=L

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If you haven’t heard about this awesome course yet, here’s the scoop:


“Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities”

Dates: Monday October 17, 2011 to Friday November 11, 2011 (4 weeks)

Only one live online chat session! Thursday October 27, 2011 from 1pm-2pm Central/Chicago Time


This course is designed for all library staff, including support staff, general professional staff, age-level or subject specialists, managers and administrators.

Course participants will:

·         Identify patrons with disabilities who use the library and the resources that are available to assist them.

·         Examine changes in attitudes, laws and technologies that have impacted people with disabilities.

·         Demonstrate communication with people-first language and non-verbal techniques.

·         Recommend changes in personal and organizational behaviors to improve services for people with disabilities.


More course info available here: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ascla/asclaevents/onlinelearning/libraryservices/index.cfm


Registration rates start at $130 for ASCLA members.

Join ALA and ASCLA or add us to your ALA membership at www.ala.org/membership.



Liz F. Markel, M.A.

Marketing & Programs Manager

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)


The American Library Association // 50 E. Huron Street // Chicago, IL  60611

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Find our divisions online at    www.ala.org/rusa    &    www.ala.org/ascla