One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Library Services & Programming for People of All Ages with Special Needs

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Date(s) - 01/31/2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Learn tips and tricks to make your programming and your library services more inclusive to users of all ages with special needs.

Presented by Jen Taggart, Assistant Department Head of Youth Services at the Bloomfield Township Public Library.

Jen Taggart is the Assistant Department Head of Youth Services at the Bloomfield Township Public Library and an Accessibility Services Speaker & Consultant. Jen has enjoyed being a youth librarian for almost 20 years. She collaborated with special education teachers and therapists to develop the Youth Special Needs Collection at the library and adaptive library programs. She has presented on inclusion and accessibility in library services and collection development nationally, including the American Library Association and Michigan Library Association, in addition to developing the biennial Adaptive Umbrella Workshop, a day-long workshop for librarians, teachers, and caregivers working with special needs youth. Jen also co-created and serves as chair of the Special Needs Services Roundtable (SNSR) of Michigan librarians providing services for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. In 2009, she received the Michigan Library Association Children’s Services Division Award of Merit and was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal Magazine in 2016. You can also find her on adaptiveumbrella.blogspot.com.

This is a free webinar, provided by the Children’s & Teen Services Committee at Woodlands Library Cooperative.

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