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.