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The ADA for Libraries
Libraries can play a key role in helping people with disabilities take part in public life, and follow the Americans with Disabilities Act—or ADA—to make spaces and services accessible for everyone. Understanding the ADA and how it affects the library will help you better serve patrons with disabilities so they can fully participate in the life of their community.
Supporting Staff with Disabilities: Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding
One in four adults is living with a disability, but people with disabilities are not always represented in the library workforce. Hiring people with disabilities brings diverse skills, knowledge, and experience to libraries and reflects the community more fully. Learning how to recruit, interview, and onboard people with disabilities can help you reach the best possible candidates for the library and community!
Supporting Staff with Disabilities: Accommodations and Inclusive Environments
Employees with disabilities bring skills and knowledge to libraries and communities. But many say the work environment can be stressful, or even hostile. Employees with disabilities report being afraid to ask for accommodations, and wish their workplaces were more inclusive. Learn how to implement accommodations and foster an inclusive culture that supports employees with disabilities.
Supporting Staff with Disabilities: Working Together
The most important assets in any library aren’t the books or the services—it’s you and your coworkers! All kinds of different people bring their skills and talents to the library, including people with disabilities. Knowing about the workplace stresses and challenges of coworkers with disabilities can help you strengthen your relationships and the services you deliver together!