ASCLA Library Services for People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group Section
Library Services for People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print (LSPVD) Interest Groupby ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 01:25 pm
The deadline for proposals for ASCLA's 2014 Annual Conference programs, preconferences and Midwinter Meeting institutes has been extended to June 1!
More details at the ASCLA blog: http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2013/04/call-for-proposals-ascla-2014-programs-preconferences-institutes/
**Who can propose a program, institute or preconference?** Any current ASCLA member can propose one of these events, however we strongly encourage support and sponsorship from one of our interest groups! If you’re not an interest group member, consider joining one and using the group as a springboard for your conference event ideas. Check out the list of our interest groups, contact information for interest group leaders and instructions on how to join.
**What sorts of topics are of interest?** The best topics represent ASCLA’s core member areas–state library agencies, special populations librarians, independent librarians and library consultants, and resource-sharing librarians at networks and cooperatives–but are also of interest to librarians throughout the profession from all types of libraries. Keep in mind that topics should still be relevant in January and June 2014 when they are finally presented! You can browse our interest group list here for inspiration.
Please share this message with colleagues and distribution lists as appropriate!
We look forward to reviewing your submissions. :o)
Here are the minutes of our meeting on June 24, 2012 during ALA annual conference in Anaheim. If you would like to opt out of mailing list please let me know.
Minutes of Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent them from Reading Standard Print (LSPVD) Interest Group Sun. June 24, 2012 1:30-3:30 at ALA Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA
I reported on the ASCLA awards ceremony and reception that was held on Sat. June 23 in the Grand California , a Disney resort. In particular, the Francis Joseph Campbell Award and Medal was given to Carole Rose, retired librarian at the Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library. Prior to the restructing of ASCLA and incorporation of all ASCLA awards into one committee, the Campbell Award was under the aegis of the Library Services to Persons with Physical or Visual Disabilities (LSPVD) Forum (now interest group) of the Library Services to Special Population Section (LSSPS) of ASCLA. Information on all the ASCLA awards can be found at:
ASCLA Exceptional Service Award: Kathleen Hegarty, Boston Public Library (retired)
ASCLA Leadership & Professional Achievement Award: Laura Sherbo, Washington State Library
Cathleen Bourdon Service Award: Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, New Jersey State Library
ancis Joseph Campbell Medal: Carole Rose, Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library (retired)
Shared by the Port Washington (N.Y.) Public Library for their "Books for Dessert" program
and the Perkins Braille & Talking Book Library and Boston Public Library's Digital Access Project
Adam's preconference program, The Outspoken Library: a gateway for public libraries to services for the visually and physically impaired, which deals with inventive ideas to promote library services and how to establish and market valuable resources, was canceled due to insufficient registration. However, he will be offering it as a webinar at a future date. He brought some samples of the New Jersey's Library for the Blind marketing ideas which included a dog tag with a flash drive, a wristband with a flashdrive, and set of earbuds, all with the NJRL logo.
A future program idea was mentioned---Iphone/Ipad accessibility. We'll need to brainstorm possibilities for possible speakers/demos/vendors et al. A call goes out to anyone who would like to spearhead this idea. I will contact Patick Timony, adaptive technology librarian at the District of Columbia Library for the Blind, for input as his staff offers free training classes on various adaptive devices to DC residents.
For those new to the meeting…the following resources were mentioned as useful guides. They are:
ASCLA publications that may be of use to you are:
Library Accessibility-What you need to know
http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaprotools/accessibilitytipsheets ( a toolkit updated 2010)
Think accessible: Accessible questions to ask to ensure that the electronic resources your library plans to purchase are accessible
Standards and Guidelines
Also see :
Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Funding Resources Guide at http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4219
Revised Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 2011. $35. from ALA store.
In addition, with thanks to Adina, see:
Penn State screen reader user guides
Accessible Publishing Best Practice Guidelines for Publishers http://www.visionip.org/technology/en/accessibile_best_practice_guidelines_for_publishers.html
Although I do not know the term limit for chairing - I have just completed one year and would welcome a replacement. If you are interested and an ASCLA /LSSPS member let me know, and I will send you the volunteer form.
Ruth Nussbaum, chair
Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Groupby ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:07 am
Interface, ASCLA's e-newsletter, would like to hear from your interest group about any news, programs, activities, projects, plans, etc. that you are working on.
Please send a paragraph or 2 to Anne Abate: firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 15, 2011. We'll also include the link to your connect group if you provide it so that you can recruit more members!
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