Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities

Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities
Author: Courtney Deines-Jones
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2007-02-28
ISBN 10: 1780631057
ISBN 13: 9781780631059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities Book Review:

The book takes account of the key fact that to maximize their 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. Pragmatic approach gives librarians tools they can use immediately to improve their services Policy overviews help librarians understand advocacy issues Emphasis on universal access helps librarians and decision-makers understand how improving services for people with disabilities improves services for all patrons

Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities

Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities
Author: Elizabeth Ann Roberts,Ann G. Roberts,Richard J. Smith
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2010-03-23
ISBN 10: 1591587670
ISBN 13: 9781591587675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities Book Review:

· Provides assessment tools that help libraries gauge their ability to meet the needs of disabled patrons · Includes a comprehensive index

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN 10: 1785606522
ISBN 13: 9781785606526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries Book Review:

With contributions from researchers, educators, and practitioners from across a range of fields, this volume will be an important resource for library professionals in all types of libraries as well as a reference for researchers and educators about the efforts, challenges and opportunities related to the inclusive future of libraries.

Library Services for Persons with Disabilities

Library Services for Persons with Disabilities
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Association of Research Libr
Total Pages: 130
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015021980191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Handbook of Research on Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Handbook of Research on Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Author: Chigwada, Josiline Phiri,Tsvuura, Godfrey
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2021-06-25
ISBN 10: 1799877426
ISBN 13: 9781799877424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Book Review:

Information and records management has been an important part of society for establishing procedures to effectively manage information. As technology has increased in society, this essential function has been impacted as well. With the onset of technological tools brought upon by the fourth industrial revolution, technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, big data, and more have changed the face of information and records management. These technologies and tools have paved new ways for security, efficiency in timely processes, new ways to create and process records, and other beneficial traits. Along with these advancements come new contemporary issues, leading to the need for research on how exactly information records management is functioning in modern times, the technologies brought on by the fourth industrial revolution, and both the benefits and challenges to this transition. The Handbook of Research on Information and Records Management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution showcases contemporary issues and demonstrates the value of information and records management in the fourth industrial revolution. The book provides a summary of the key activities undertaken by information and records managers as they seek to make records and information management more visible in the modern knowledge-driven society. The chapters highlight innovation, the use of information and communication technology in information and records management, best practices, challenges encountered, and how they are overcome. The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals, librarians, archivists, lecturers, and researchers working in the field of library and information science, along with practitioners, academicians, and students interested in information and records management in the 21st century.

Creating Inclusive Library Environments

Creating Inclusive Library Environments
Author: Michelle Kowalsky,John Woodruff
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN 10: 0838914888
ISBN 13: 9780838914885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Libraries and Reading

Libraries and Reading
Author: Matthew Conner,Leah Plocharczyk
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN 10: 1789733855
ISBN 13: 9781789733853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Libraries and Reading Book Review:

In a climate of tightened budgets and severe demands on public literacy resources, Conner and Plocharczyck go to the foundations of social justice in Cultural Studies to show how the means of integrating those with disabilities into libraries and communities can be found in our everyday practices.

Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia

Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia
Author: Gyda Skat Nielsen,Birgitta Irvall
Publsiher: Hague, Netherlands : IFLA Headquarters
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9789070916824
ISBN 13: 9070916827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Improving the Quality of Library Services for Students with Disabilities

Improving the Quality of Library Services for Students with Disabilities
Author: Philip Calvert
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781591583004
ISBN 13: 1591583004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving the Quality of Library Services for Students with Disabilities Book Review:

Approximately ten percent of the U.S. student population (undergraduate and graduate) has a disability; and few if any libraries have failed to comply, at least in part, with federal regulations. But have they stopped to think whether the services they offer actually fit the bill?

Making Libraries Accessible

Making Libraries Accessible
Author: Char Booth
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 0838994423
ISBN 13: 9780838994429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Libraries Accessible Book Review:

In this issue of Library Technology Reports, editor Booth makes the case that that attention to the core principles of consistency, flexibility, and simplicity go hand in hand with libraries’ commitments to open information and accessibility.

The Surgeon General s Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities

The Surgeon General s Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities
Author: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services,Office of the Surgeon General
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2012-07-23
ISBN 10: 9781478298687
ISBN 13: 1478298685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Surgeon General s Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities Book Review:

Since 1900, the nation has witnessed unprecedented improvement in the health of its people thanks, in large part, to the public health movement that works to prevent disease and its spread, and to promote mental, physical and emotional well-being. As a result of a century of public health initiatives, such as vaccinations, improved nutrition and sanitation, and new treatments to combat acute illnesses, millions of people have led longer, healthier lives. As a result, the emphasis of the nation's work in public health has shifted from a focus solely on acute illnesses to a more balanced approach that has added attention to chronic medical conditions and the factors that cause them. The perception of disability—a condition of the body, mind, or senses of a person of any age that may affect the ability to work, learn or participate in community life—also is in transition. With the recognition that disability is not an illness, the emphasis increasingly is on continuity of care and the relationship between a person with a disability and the environment at the physical, emotional and environmental levels. This approach is based on the knowledge that good health means the same thing for everyone, and that the best possible health status and quality of years of life should be a goal for everyone, whether experiencing a disability or not. Today, 54 million Americans—more than one fifth of us—are living with at least one disability. Some individuals are born with a disability; others acquire disabilities over the course of their lifetime. At any time, each of us is at risk for acquiring a disability, whether through an illness, an injury, genetics, or any number of other causes. This Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of Persons with Disabilities is built on the need to promote accessible, comprehensive health care that enables persons with disabilities to have a full life in the community with integrated services, consistent with the President's New Freedom Initiative. Persons with disabilities must have accessible, available and appropriate health care and wellness promotion services. They need to know how to—and to be able to—protect, preserve and improve their health in the same ways as everyone else. This Call to Action encourages health care providers to see and treat the whole person, not just the disability; educators to teach about disability; a public to see an individual's abilities, not just his or her disability; and a community to ensure accessible health care and wellness services for persons with disabilities. This volume provides a roadmap for change. It delineates the challenges and strategies to address this critical public health concern. Because it is based on input not only from health specialists in the disability field, but also from individuals with disabilities and their family members, this Call to Action presents not just a scientific perspective on disability, but also the reality experienced by those living daily with disabilities. This Call to Action can, and must, resonate with community leaders in both the public and private sectors (including employers and the media) and with policymakers who craft or influence the creation of community programs. The principle and goals of this document can both incentivize and yield dividends for employers of persons with disabilities, including greater productivity and lower overall health costs by preventing illnesses and injuries secondary to a disability. Advocates for persons with disabilities can use this Call to Action to promote the involvement of individuals with disabilities as equal partners in all aspects of American life. With concerted action—undertaken through public-private partnerships spanning all levels of government and all service, education and research systems—the full potential of legal, health policy and health program initiatives to improve access to health and wellness services by persons with disabilities can be realized.

Integrating Video into Pre Service and In Service Teacher Training

Integrating Video into Pre Service and In Service Teacher Training
Author: Rossi, Pier Giuseppe,Fedeli, Laura
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2016-09-12
ISBN 10: 1522507124
ISBN 13: 9781522507123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Video into Pre Service and In Service Teacher Training Book Review:

The utilization of media has proven to be a beneficial instructional method in learning environments. These tools are particularly useful for teacher training, promoting better reflection on current practices. Integrating Video into Pre-Service and In-Service Teaching Training provides a comprehensive overview on the application of class video recordings to encourage self-observation of personal teaching methods and improve everyday classroom habits. Highlighting concepts relating to professionalism, didactics, and technological techniques, this book is a pivotal reference source for researchers, educators, practitioners, and students

The Future of Disability in America

The Future of Disability in America
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Disability in America
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2007-10-24
ISBN 10: 0309104726
ISBN 13: 9780309104722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Disability in America Book Review:

The future of disability in America will depend on how well the U.S. prepares for and manages the demographic, fiscal, and technological developments that will unfold during the next two to three decades. Building upon two prior studies from the Institute of Medicine (the 1991 Institute of Medicine's report Disability in America and the 1997 report Enabling America), The Future of Disability in America examines both progress and concerns about continuing barriers that limit the independence, productivity, and participation in community life of people with disabilities. This book offers a comprehensive look at a wide range of issues, including the prevalence of disability across the lifespan; disability trends the role of assistive technology; barriers posed by health care and other facilities with inaccessible buildings, equipment, and information formats; the needs of young people moving from pediatric to adult health care and of adults experiencing premature aging and secondary health problems; selected issues in health care financing (e.g., risk adjusting payments to health plans, coverage of assistive technology); and the organizing and financing of disability-related research. The Future of Disability in America is an assessment of both principles and scientific evidence for disability policies and services. This book's recommendations propose steps to eliminate barriers and strengthen the evidence base for future public and private actions to reduce the impact of disability on individuals, families, and society.

No Shelf Required

No Shelf Required
Author: Sue Polanka
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0838910548
ISBN 13: 9780838910542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Shelf Required Book Review:

Sue Polanka brings together a variety of professionals to share their expertise about e-books with librarians and publishers. Providing forward-thinking ideas while remaining grounded in practical information that can be implemented in all kinds of libraries, the topics explored include an introduction to e-books and their different types, an overview of their history and development, e-book technology, why e-books are good for learning, and how librarians can market them to a wide range of users.--[backcover]

Academic Library Management

Academic Library Management
Author: Tammy Nickelson Dearie,Michael Meth,Elaine L. Westbrooks
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-12-13
ISBN 10: 0838915590
ISBN 13: 9780838915592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic Library Management Book Review:

What does successful academic library management look like in the real world? A team of editors, all administrators at large research libraries, here present a selection of case studies which dive deeply into the subject to answer that question. Featuring contributions from a range of practicing academic library managers, this book spotlights case studies equally useful for LIS students and current managers;touches upon such key issues as human resource planning, public relations, financial management, organizational culture, and ethics and confidentiality;examines how to use project management methodology to reorganize technical services, create a new liaison service model, advance a collaborative future, and set up on-the-spot mentoring;discusses digital planning for archives and special collections;rejects "one size fits all" solutions to common challenges in academic libraries in favor of creative problem solving; andprovides guidance on how to use case studies as effective models for positive change at one's own institution. LIS instructors, students, and academic library practitioners will all find enrichment from this selection of case studies.

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2016-09-03
ISBN 10: 0309439124
ISBN 13: 9780309439121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders Book Review:

Estimates indicate that as many as 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health problem or will misuse alcohol or drugs in their lifetimes. These disorders are among the most highly stigmatized health conditions in the United States, and they remain barriers to full participation in society in areas as basic as education, housing, and employment. Improving the lives of people with mental health and substance abuse disorders has been a priority in the United States for more than 50 years. The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 is considered a major turning point in America's efforts to improve behavioral healthcare. It ushered in an era of optimism and hope and laid the groundwork for the consumer movement and new models of recovery. The consumer movement gave voice to people with mental and substance use disorders and brought their perspectives and experience into national discussions about mental health. However over the same 50-year period, positive change in American public attitudes and beliefs about mental and substance use disorders has lagged behind these advances. Stigma is a complex social phenomenon based on a relationship between an attribute and a stereotype that assigns undesirable labels, qualities, and behaviors to a person with that attribute. Labeled individuals are then socially devalued, which leads to inequality and discrimination. This report contributes to national efforts to understand and change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that can lead to stigma and discrimination. Changing stigma in a lasting way will require coordinated efforts, which are based on the best possible evidence, supported at the national level with multiyear funding, and planned and implemented by an effective coalition of representative stakeholders. Ending Discrimination Against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Evidence for Stigma Change explores stigma and discrimination faced by individuals with mental or substance use disorders and recommends effective strategies for reducing stigma and encouraging people to seek treatment and other supportive services. It offers a set of conclusions and recommendations about successful stigma change strategies and the research needed to inform and evaluate these efforts in the United States.

Critical Librarianship

Critical Librarianship
Author: Samantha Schmehl Hines,David Ketchum
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-08-17
ISBN 10: 1839094842
ISBN 13: 9781839094842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Librarianship Book Review:

This book offers a timely mix of thought-provoking chapters bringing together national and global studies on critical librarianship, and conveying the kind of research which current library managers and researchers need, mixing theory with a good dose of pragmatism.

The Value of Academic Libraries

The Value of Academic Libraries
Author: Megan Oakleaf
Publsiher: Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0838985688
ISBN 13: 9780838985687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Value of Academic Libraries Book Review:

This report provides Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) leaders and the academic community with a clear view of the current state of the literature on value of libraries within an institutional context, suggestions for immediate "Next Steps" in the demonstration of academic library value, and a "Research Agenda" for articulating academic library value. Its focus is to help librarians understand, based on professional literature, the current answer to the question, "How does the library advance the missions of the institution?" This report is also of interest to higher educational professionals external to libraries, including senior leaders, administrators, faculty, and student affairs professionals.

Assistive Technologies in the Library

Assistive Technologies in the Library
Author: Barbara T. Mates
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 083891070X
ISBN 13: 9780838910702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technologies in the Library Book Review:

Instructs librarians on choosing technologies that will include all users, designing accessible web sites, training staff for how to accommodate disabled patrons, and establishing access policies.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Author: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 781
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:319510028165522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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