Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities
  • Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities
  • Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities

Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities

by Ann G. Roberts, Richard J. Smith
     
 

This book helps libraries identify and implement new ways to serve their physically or mentally disabled patients.

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This book helps libraries identify and implement new ways to serve their physically or mentally disabled patients.

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"Librarians who are striving to fill the information needs of people with different mental and physical challenges will find that this title answers many of their questions."

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"Recommended for all libraries exploring their service to the disabled."

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Library Journal

Library Journal
Persons with disabilities make up the largest minority group in the United States, accounting for almost 20 percent of the population. Aging baby boomers will only increase this number. Roberts (adult svcs. consultant, library development, Missouri State Lib.) and Smith (former director, Wolfner Lib. for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Jefferson City, MO) understand many of the issues facing both the disabled and the libraries that serve them. Their entry in the "Crash Course" series offers practical information on the wide range of disabilities a librarian may encounter. Included in the book are chapters dealing with assistive technology, serving older adults, mental disabilities, learning disabilities, basic facilities planning, and services to the visually and physically handicapped. In addition to providing overviews of these topics, the book includes examples of policies, services, and programs that can be easily adapted to fit either academic or public libraries. There are a number of work sheets to help evaluate a particular library and its services, and useful additional resources are listed throughout. VERDICT Recommended for all libraries exploring their service to the disabled.—Carrie A. Herrmann, Boone Cty. P.L., Burlington, KY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591587675
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/23/2010
Series:
Crash Course Series
Pages:
158
Sales rank:
1,446,423
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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