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Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities Courtney Deines-Jones

Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities

Courtney Deines-Jones

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ISBN : 9781843342861
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196 pages
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 About the Book 

In order to maximize potential, people must have lifelong access to the information and services offered through books and libraries. Whether to address concerns of an ageing population or to enable all citizens to contribute fully through meaningfulMoreIn order to maximize potential, people must have lifelong access to the information and services offered through books and libraries. Whether to address concerns of an ageing population or to enable all citizens to contribute fully through meaningful education and work opportunities, more emphasis is being given to promoting library services to people who have disabilities. This book is a compendium of articles focused on serving adults with disabilities in an international setting. From this book, librarians, policy makers and constituents will understand the importance of serving all potential patrons, will be exposed to best practices and model programs, and will learn techniques and strategies for improving the services their libraries offer.Contributing authors include: Mary Beth Allen (Applied Life Studies Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)- Matthew Atkinson and Jatinder Dhiensa (Loughborough University, UK)- Kevin Carey (humanITy, UK)- Bernadette Cassidy (Allan Bean Centre for Research and Learning in Rehabilitation, New Zealand)- AnneMarie Cooke (Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, USA)- Christine Wamunyima Kanyengo (Medical Library, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Africa)- Youngsook Lee (National Library of Korea)- Ayo Onatola (St. Christopher Iba Mar Diop College of Medicine, UK)- Christine Tilley (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)