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Electronic Resources and Accessibility: How Accessible Are Your e-Resources?

Event Type: Face-to-Face
Date: 7/14/2017
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM
 This workshop will focus on collaboration, training, and strategies to incorporate accessibility into library policies and working with vendors as well as ways to improve the accessibility of your own websites and online resources to ensure a successful library experience. Creating a library environment that focuses on understanding disabilities and leverages learning tools can help with education and in daily life. Sometimes this means having love and relief in environments where patrons need it most, such as libraries. The use of service animals can enhance independence and make life better for people using the library. It also means providing accessible e-resources that patrons with disabilities can successfully use independently. Part of the workshop will focus on a live demonstration of how effective service animals can be as part of your library team. Finally, the session will include hands-on experiences and exercises related to e-resource accessibility; the more accessibility we can include, the more our patrons can leverage their independence in using our resources. Laptop needed for exercises.

Academic Library staff will be interested in this workshop because it will help them understand and relate to students and provide technological resources to help them in research. Academic library staff will want to attend because they will learn about accessibility measures and services that will help their students navigate the library better.

Public Library staff will find this training beneficial because it will help them understand and to relate to patrons and provide technological resources to help them with basic services.

School Librarians and Media Specialists will enjoy this workshop because it will help with understanding and relating to students and parents. They will want to attend because this workshop will provide a focus on accessibility that will help parents and teachers.

Special Librarians will be interested in this workshop because it will help them relate to diverse patrons and disabilities and provide technological resources to help them in performing research.

Location: SWFLN Office: 13120 Westlinks Terrace, Unit 3 Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 313-6338
Other Information:
 About the Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Rollins is the Chief of Information Services at Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center (MSFRIC). She is also an adjunct “Digital Reference Professor” for the University of Alabama. Stephanie serves on both regional and state library committees, and she has 22 years of experience in academic and special libraries. She holds a BA in English from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in Library Service and a Doctorate in Public Administration (both from the University of Alabama).
Contact: Aaron Blumberg
Contact Number: 2393136218
Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Rollins
Status: Closed

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