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OLA Pre-conference : Inspirations, Burdens, and Other Lies: The Disability Community in the Library
Tuesday, April 06, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
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A welcoming and accessible environment for people with disabilities is crucial to ensure that libraries are truly for everyone; however, the dominant societal narrative tells us lies about disability that can keep us from fully embracing and prioritizing people with disabilities in our work. This engaging pre-conference will invite participants to examine the dominant societal narrative around disability; consider how that can affect our work both at individual and organizational levels, and become empowered to advocate for the disability community in their library. Attendees will leave with a plan of action to inform their work.
Content note: this pre-conference may be particularly challenging to engage with for staff who are disabled, or have a close friend or family member with a disability.

Bryce Kozla, Librarian II Washington County Cooperative Library Services; Jennifer Giovanetti, Adult Services Library Assistant III Oregon City Library

Sponsored by Public Library Division (PLD).

Zoom meeting access will be emailed to registrants 4/3/21

Contact: Shirley Roberts, [email protected], 541-962-5824