2013 Diversity Fair seeking proposals - Removing Barriers to Service for All
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, US/Central
3 - 5 p.m.
Generously sponsored by , the Diversity and Outreach Fair is an opportunity for libraries, institutions and member groups to share their successful diversity and outreach initiatives with Annual Conference attendees, celebrate diversity in America’s libraries and exhibit “diversity in action” ideas. The theme of this year’s fair will be Removing Barriers to Service for All: Creating Meaningful and Integrated Library Experiences for People with Disabilities.
In support of this year’s theme, this year’s fair will feature examples of the many ways libraries address the needs of people with medical, mental or psychological disabilities.
Also considered for participation are proposals that highlight library services to underserved or underrepresented communities, including people with disabilities; poor and homeless populations; people of color; English-language learners; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people; new Americans, new and non-readers; older adults; people living in rural areas; incarcerated people and ex-offenders; and mobile library services and bookmobiles.
Selected presenters will develop and facilitate a poster session to be held during the 2013 Annual Conference in the exhibits hall. In addition, the participants will be asked to submit, in digital format, information and resources from their program for inclusion in the Virtual Diversity Fair on the Columns Blog. Presenters are responsible for registering at ’s Annual Conference.