Tuesday, March 02, 2010

A Crash Course in Serving Disabled Populations, METRO Workshop

Are you prepared to help disabled patrons that come to your library?Learn more about this population and its needs at this workshop.

A Crash Course in Serving Disabled Populations
When: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: METRO, 57 East 11th Street, 4th floor
Workshop Fee: $10 members, $10 myMETRO members, $25 non-members

Description:How much do you really know about providing services to those with disabilities? What are your rights and obligations and do they differ depending on library environment? How can you manage to fit learning about special needs into your already packed schedule? This two hour workshop will not only provide you with a basic understanding of the barriers and challenges posed by and for special needs patrons, but will also offer you tools to have at your disposal to assist them. We’ll demo the latest technology and give you low tech advice on helping this growing segment of the population. You’ll also leave with concrete ways to promote what you know so you can engage others and market your new skill set. Register at: http://bit.ly/c4zBJm