Disability 101: Creating Accessible and Inclusive Libraries

Jul 02, 2020 02:00pm -
Jul 02, 2020 03:00pm
(GMT-5)

Event Description

Disability 101: Creating Accessible and Inclusive Libraries
Thursday, July 2, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Disabled patrons have unique information needs. We will explore disability through a disability justice lens and identify some ways we can apply the principles of this framework to create more inclusive and accessible library spaces and services.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the unique information needs of disabled patrons.
  • Describe the importance of a disability justice framework and lens.
  • Identify some ways your library can be more inclusive and accessible to disabled patrons.

Presenter: Karina Hagelin

Karina Hagelin is a disabled, queer femme, artist, community organizer, and librarian currently based in Ithaca, New York where they work at Cornell University as an Outreach and Instruction Librarian. They are also a First-Year Academic Librarian blogger for the ACRLog.

As an artist, their work is grounded in radical vulnerability, queer femme magic, survivor solidarity, healing justice, and gossip as a site of resistance.  They are passionate about fatshion, critical librarianship, cats, and queer zines. Their research interests include American Studies, harm reduction, critical disability studies, queer theory, and zines / zine librarianship.

You can find out more about their work at karinakilljoy.com.


Event Type:Training
Category:Community
Early registration ends on May 06, 2020.
Regular registration starts on May 07, 2020 and ends on Jun 29, 2020.
Late registration starts on Jun 30, 2020.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)