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Join us for The Inclusive Library Webinar Series this spring

2017 February 22

“Museums, libraries and archives can best serve the public by making their programs and facilities as broadly accessible as possible.  This means thinking expansively about how to be widely-inclusive, welcoming, and collaborative.” – The Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Inclusive Library series of five webinars was developed to meet the agency’s goal of ensuring that all Texans receive responsive library services, including Texans from traditionally marginalized populations.

At this time, registration is available for four of the planned webinars in this series and registration links are listed below. We are finalizing the details of our fifth webinar and will provide more information as soon as it becomes available. As always, these webinars are free of charge and we urge those in the Texas library field to share this announcement widely with staff and volunteers.

The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Patrons Experiencing Homelessness
March 21, 2017 from 2 to 3pm CDT
In this webinar, the first in the Inclusive Library series, Dallas Public Library staff Antoinette Carey Spriggs (Homeless Engagement Coordinator) and Heather Lowe (Adult Services Administrator) will provide guidance on how to better understand the needs of this population and how to provide more inclusive services. They will also provide an overview of the Dallas Public Library’s Homeless Engagement and Leadership Program (HELP) Desk and share lessons learned.
Register here

The Inclusive Library – Providing Excellent Customer Service to Library Patrons with Disabilities
March 29, 2017 from 2 to 3pm CDT
In this webinar, the second in our Inclusive Library series, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission proudly welcomes the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities for this essential webinar on providing excellent customer service to library patrons with disabilities.
Register here

The Inclusive Library – Providing Service to Your Refugee and Immigrant Communities
April 13, 2017 from 10 to 11am CDT
This webinar, the third in the series, will provide practical information and resources for librarians on providing better service to immigrants and refugees in your community. Attendees are asked to submit questions you might have about how your library can serve better immigrants and refugees by Thursday, April 6, 2017 to ld@tsl.texas.gov (please use the subject line: “immigrants”). Diana Miranda-Murillo from the Austin Public Library will answer your questions on April 13th from 10 to 11 am. Diana has been involved with developing programs and services for immigrants at the Austin Public Library for the last 12 years.
Register here

The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Your LGBTQ Communities
May 4, 2017 from 2 to 3:30pm CDT
The fourth webinar in our Inclusive Library series, please join Kathleen Hobson-Bond, Pride Alliance Director at the University of North Texas, for best practices on serving your LGBTQ communities. Learn how to better understand the needs of your LGBTQ patrons and learn how to provide more inclusive services.
Register here

Questions? Please contact Naomi DiTullio, Distance Learning Consultant, Texas State Library and Archives Commission at nditullio@tsl.texas.gov or 1-800-252-9386 (toll free in Texas).

 

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  1. Melissa Rhoades permalink
    March 20, 2017

    Hi, I work for the Spokane County Library District. I’m hoping to attend all of these, but will not be available for some of the live webinars. Will these be archived and available to view after they’ve happened?

  2. Katherine Adelberg permalink*
    April 3, 2017

    Hi Melissa, all of our webinars are archived on our online training site, which is free to access.

    Thanks!
    Katherine

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