Gaming for All: Level the Playing Field for People with Disabilities
As gaming becomes a common item on the menu of library programs, we need to look at how to include all of our patrons and how to reach emerging audiences such as people with disabilities, aging baby boomers, veterans, and many others can enjoy getting their game on with a few tweaks and some planning if we are willing to try it.At the end of the program, attendees will be able to identify the barriers facing potential gamers, as well as identify proven strategies for marketing barrier free gaming.
Brought to you by the ASCLA Universal Access Interest Group, ASCLA Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias Interest Group, ASCLA Bridging Deaf Cultures @ your library Interest Group, ASCLA Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group.
- Judy Kamilhor, Coordinator Older Adult Services, Brooklyn Public Library,
- Mark Barlet, Executive Director/Founder, AbleGamers Foundation
- John Huth, Teen Librarian, Services for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Brooklyn Public Library
- Rachel Meit, Regional Librarian-DC Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped,
- Manger – Adaptive Services Department, DC Public Library
Tour of the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center
Join us for a library tour of the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center (JJC), led by public librarians who work at the facility. SF JJC houses incarcerated young men and women from 12-18 years of age and includes a San Francisco Public Library program. Learn about juvenile justice in the Bay Area and tour our extensive, hand-picked collection. Brought to you by the Library Services to Youth in Custody interest group (LSYC).
Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM. Location: 375 Woodside Ave.
Tour meet CHANGE TO: meets at the main entrance, marked JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER, (not the Superior Court entrance) at 9 am. The tour will end at the same location at 10:30am.
Transit Directions: Take BART to Glen Park station, then take MUNI route 44 or 52 outbound CHANGE TO: inbound and get off at the intersection of Woodside and Portola. Upon boarding, ask the driver to announce the Juvenile Justice Center stop.
Parking: Limited free parking is available on the surrounding streets.
*Each individual must complete a registration form in advance and must bring photo ID to be admitted to the facility*
Please note: No purses, keys, phones, cameras, or bags are allowed in the facility. Very limited locker storage space may be available. All participants must pass through a metal detector. All participants must carry a photo ID on them.
Next Chapter Book Club, (NCBC): A Community-based Model for Engaging People with Disabilities
This presentation is timely in that it is responsive to numerous inquiries received by NCBC from libraries seeking an alternative approach to engaging people with developmental disabilities. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the importance of literacy/lifelong learning, socialization, and community participation for people with developmental disabilities and can begin to take necessary steps in establishing an NCBC program in their community.
- Thomas Fish, Ph.D., Director of Social Work and Family Support Services, (Founder/Director, Next Chapter Book Club), The Ohio State University Nisonger Center
- Linda Holtslander, Division Manager – Programming, Loudoun County Public Library
- Jillian Ober, Program Manager, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center
- Deborah Motley, Independent Consultant
- Mary Pellicano, Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools
- Pam Brooks, Head Librarian Adult and Teen Services, Scotch Plains Public Library
What is a Consultant, Really?
Gain a better understanding of what library consulting is and the many types. The field of Library Consultant is a growing field in the library profession and a viable career choice not just for retirees anymore. Contract consulting is more popular in this time of tightening budgets allowing libraries to hire project specific library professionals for short or long term projects such as:
- building or remodeling their buildings or
- completing cataloging projects or
- creating software specific to that library or
- creating unique webinars at less cost than expensive “canned” programs and many more.
State libraries and consortia are hiring consultants as permanent staff, offering their services to libraries on a case by case basis. The unique and often complicated definition of consultant is a moving target and this panel discussion will help solidify what this often misunderstood sector of the library profession really is. Ideal for anyone currently consulting or interested in becoming a consultant. Brought to you by the Library Consultants Interest Group, (LCIG).
Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Location: Moscone Convention Center 131 North, Add to my schedule
Introduction to Conference & Event Planning for Librarians
Attendees will be learn to how to identify basic evaluation characteristics of a potential conference site; create a checklist of planning activities to ensure a successful event; be able to implement a competitive application process; and know common negotiation issues involved with conference centers, hotels, and other related vendors. Ideal for those who have responsibilities in planning an event from start to finish; identifying site locations to holding of final event. Brought to you by the State Library Agencies – Library Development Interest Group, (LDIG).
Speaker: Jeff Slagell, Dean of Libraries at Delta State University
Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Location: Moscone Convention Center, 132 North, Add to my Schedule
AIDS in the End Zone: Working with Incarcerated Youth to Create a Graphic Novel on HIV/AIDS Prevention
An easily replicable program for librarians working with incarcerated youth and adults. The program being presented was based on working with incarcerated youth to create an HIV/AIDS prevention tool. Attendees will learn how they can work with teens and adults to create graphic novels on any topic in their libraries and / or classrooms. At the end of the program, interested attendees will learn how incarcerated youth in their facilities can participate in a future phase of the AIDS in the End Zone project.
- Karen Gavigan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina
- Kendra Albright, Associate Professor,School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina
Transforming the Sense of Wonder: The Library as a Community Science Center
Gain an understanding for the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and collaboration of State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAA) and partner organizations. At the end of this program attendees will understand how to collaborate with outside non-profits for STEM programming. Brought to you by the State Library Agencies – Library Development Interest Group, (LDIG).
Speaker: Cynthia Randall
Date: Sunday, June 28, Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Location: Moscone Convention Center, 2022 West, Add to my Schedule
Everything You Wanted to Know about Library Consulting, but were Afraid to Ask
Have you always wanted to share your mad library skills as a consultant, but didn’t know quite how to start? Please join members of ASCLA’s Library Consultant Interest Group (LCIG) for this informal meet and greet to network and explore. Brought to you by the Library Consultant’s Interest Group, (LCIG).
Speaker: Carson Block
Date: Sunday, June 28, Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Location: Moscone Convention Center, 3000 West, Add to my Schedule.