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Continuing Education Training Information

Join us for one or two online trainings on adaptive programming and collection development in libraries. These free trainings will be presented by Jen Taggart, creator of Adaptive Umbrella and Youth Services Department Head at the Bloomfield Township Public Library in Michigan. This two-part training will include:

  • Part 1: “AccessABILITY in Library Collections” on Thursday, April 25 from 1:00 – 2:15 MTD via Zoom

“One size does not fit all when it comes to collection development that is inclusive of disabilities or learning differences. In this interactive presentation, we will discuss various disabilities and participants will learn how to identify adaptive materials and multimedia geared to cognitive, motor, visual, auditory, sensory, and social skills development. A special focus to include sensory kit materials. Attendees will also take away vendor sources and tips on disability language, community assessment, collaboration with other organizations, circulation policy, and collection marketing.”

Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lceChqTsuHdU4QynCvER0-zFKkE-A1TKj

Registration deadline: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

(See event post for May 1st for Part 2 of this training).

Please note:

  • This training is geared towards youth services library staff, though adult services, managers, and other library staff positions will benefit and gain useful knowledge from these trainings.
  • Library staff may participate in Part 1 (April 25) or Part 2 (May 1) or both trainings! Note the trainings are NOT repeats of the same info.
  • Each workshop training will be recorded, and the recording will be available to Idaho library staff for 90 days following the training date.
  • The first 60 Idaho library staff to register and participate in at least one accessibility workshop will receive 1 copy of the following professional development book from ICfL after the webinar: Library Programming for Autistic Children and Teens, 2nd Edition (2021), by Amelia Anderson (limit 1 book per participating library branch).

Questions? Contact Kristina Taylor, Outreach & Family Engagement Consultant.

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