Inclusive Library Services and Collections

Ebook Assistance from a Distance

Learn practical strategies for helping patrons access your library’s ebook collections from a distance. Julie Raynor - Readers’ Services Supervisor for High Point Public Library - covers service models, promotion methods, and tips for helping patrons work through technical difficulties.

Intro to Accessibility

The events of the last year have made abundantly clear the importance of providing library services at a distance. In order to ensure that we can serve all of the members of our communities, we must be sure to prioritize accessibility in the design and function of our library websites. This session provides a comprehensive overview of current accessibility standards and introduces attendees to strategies and tools they can use to enhance the accessibility of their library’s web presence.

Decolonizing Subject Headings Part I

This webinar addresses the importance of ethical cataloging in challenging multiple forms of bias in descriptor assignment and collection building. Control of such bias supports accurate, equitable, and inclusive collection access and increases findability of relevant resources. Facilitators cover how cataloging and reference/instruction librarians inform each other’s work to support the goal of critical, responsible librarianship.

Decolonizing Subject Headings Part II

This one-hour, interactive webinar serves as a follow up to the December 2020 webinar “Decolonizing Subject Headings and Collections.” Paromita Biswas from UCLA and Ann Hallyburton from Western Carolina University address questions raised by attendees of the prior presentation as well as questions posed by participants for the current session. They share practical approaches to addressing biases within cataloging and libraries and offer the perspectives as a cataloguer and reference librarian.

Black Lives Matter: Programming Within An Equity Framework

Learn about the Black Lives Matter public programming initiative launched by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in September 2020. Find out about how this program began as well as the library's plan to maintain sustainable programs and practices to create a long-term framework for social justice support.

Documenting Community Movements On The Fly: A Case Study of Greensboro's BLM Demonstrations

In the Summer of 2020, during the COVID lockdown, people took to the streets of downtown Greensboro protesting the murder of George Floyd. Knowing they were witnessing history in the making, archivists and librarians at UNC Greensboro rapidly organized a project to document people and events in the city and Triad region of North Carolina. In this workshop, David Gwynn and Stacey Krim discuss how to quickly implement a digital collection to capture history as it unfolds.

NCLBPH: Defining Accessibility - Services, Programs, & Technology

Accessibility is the effort we put in to make sure everyone has the ability to participate in our services. Two staff members from the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped will discuss how to ensure that library services, collections, technology, outreach and programming meet and exceed current accessibility standards. Topics will cover both in-person and remote/distance considerations.

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