Authors Ann Roberts and Dr. Richard Smith work at the state level with persons with disabilities. They find that very few librarians feel comfortable with providing services addressed to the needs of the disabled, yet those who do offer services and programs other libraries can adopt and adapt.
Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities will help librarians get up to speed in understanding disabled persons and what they can do to make library premises and holdings more accessible to them. It provides basic information on the different types of mental and physical disabilities a librarian might encounter, then offers a range of exemplary policies, services, and programs for people with disabilities—efforts that are in place and working across the country.
ABC-CLIO; March 2010
- ISBN 9781610690560
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities
- Author: Ann Roberts; Richard Smith
Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
In The Press
"Librarians who are striving to fill the information needs of people with different mental and physical challenges will find that this title answers many of their questions." - Booklist
About The Author
Ann Roberts is adult services consultant for Missouri State Library, Jefferson City, MO.
Richard J. Smith, MLS, PhD, is the chief of the Network Division at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) in the Library of Congress.