On Saturday, June 25, I will be hosting a YALSA-sponsored program during the ALA Annual Conference about serving teens with disabilities. I am looking for a few good presenters who are interested in joining me and sharing their stories with the greater, teen-serving library community about how they are currently serving young people with disabilities in their public or school libraries with special programs, adapted services, or initiatives developed specifically to help foster a community of inclusion. If you are already planning to attend ALA Annual in New Orleans and are interested in possibly being a part of this workshop (see description below), please email me as soon as possible. In addition to including your name, title, and contact information in the email, please send me a brief description about how you are working with teens with disabilities.

Serving Teens with Disabilities
Saturday, June 25, 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Not everyone is prepared to work with teens with disabilities. If you’re like us, your heart is in the right place but you don’t have the knowledge to best serve this group. Learn how libraries have been developing best practices for staff development and service to teens with disabilities, including how to adapt programs, build relationships, and work with caregivers, teachers, and parents. Join us for an overview of what we’ve learned and how we’re adapting in order to best meet the needs of all teens that use our libraries.


Michele Gorman
Teen Services Coordinator
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
300 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
704.416.4661 phone
704.416.4700 fax

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  1. Mahnoor Malik on November 20, 2015 at 11:37 am said:

    Hi I am LTA student at College of Dupage in Glen Ellen IL
    I was wondering if you anything about services provided for people with disabilities in libraries

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