Libraries for All: Developing Inclusive Library Services for Teens with Disabilities
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Libraries have a mission to serve and include all members of the community, including teens with disabilities. In this webinar, gather effective customer service strategies for building positive relationships with neurodiverse and disabled teens in Grades 6–12. Learn about ways you can welcome and support teens in the library and gain practical ideas for adjusting existing teen programs to be more welcoming of all abilities.
Presented by :: Renee Grassi
Author, trainer, teacher, and library accessibility consultant Renee Grassi is a recognized leader and advocate for equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in libraries, schools, and communities. Renee has worked in public libraries for over 15 years, developing award-winning library programs that welcome, support, and serve disabled residents and their families and caregivers. Renee currently works at Dakota County Library, where she oversees youth and family programs and leads community-centered initiatives as Youth Services Manager. She is also the Chair of her library’s EDI Committee and member of her county’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Task Force. Learn more at reneegrassi.com.