The 2019 recipient of NYLA's Moshier/ Wynkopp Award for Distinguished Librarianship, Amy K. Smith believes that if she's having fun, the participants in her programs will, too. A current MLIS student, Smith's past lives were set in a pediatric ER and French convent archives.
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A PLA 2020 Virtual Conference On-Demand Session
Libraries are for everyone. Learn why and how developing programs for patrons with intellectual, cognitive, and/or developmental disabilities will benefit your library. This session discusses how to structure such programs and offer a range of content for audiences from children to adults. Librarians can offer these programs without advanced specialized education; community members and families will respond with enthusiasm and gratitude. Make your library programs for everyone, too.
Originally presented as part of the PLA 2020 Virtual Conference on February 28, 2020.
This session aligns with the pathway for Public Library Stewards in PLA's Theory of Change for Professional Development. To learn more, please visit ala.org/pla/education/theoryofchange.
Running time: 1 hour, 1 minute
At the conclusion of this on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:
- Develop and implement (at minimum) a monthly one-hour program for adults with intellectual, cognitive, and/or developmental disabilities;
- Create and use a visual schedule, a structured craft project and/or a music and movement element in programs for children and teens with intellectual, cognitive, and/or developmental disabilities; and
- Develop and implement an in-library volunteering opportunity for teens with intellectual, cognitive, and/or developmental disabilities.
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