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Project ENABLE, a collaborative project of Syracuse University's School of Information Studies, Center for Digital Literacy, and Burton Blatt Institute, provides high quality, comprehensive, train-the-trainer continuing education program for school librarians nationwide in ways to create and deliver effective library and information services to students with disabilities.

SUMMER 2013 Workshops: June 22-26 and August 5-9

 

An IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Continuation Grant is allowing us to expand our face-to-face workshops nationally. We are recruiting 3-person teams (librarian, general educator, special educator) as well as 15 school library faculty in higher education, to attend a 4 and a half day workshop on the Syracuse University campus in either June or August 2013. All workshop attendees' travel, housing, meals, and workshop fees are covered by the grant from IMLS. More detailed information is available in the main menu under Workshops. For more information contact cdl@syr.edu

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Launch of the ENABLE Training Website

 

For anyone unable to attend our summer workshops, or if you just want to refresh and expand your learning from a PE workshop, check out our online training. Librarians and other educators, as well as parents and administrators, will be able to freely access our self-paced learning modules to improve the library and information services to students with disabilities in their schools and districts. 


Project ENABLE Webinar (broadcast 5/3/13) and Transcription


The Burton Blatt Institute has received a $100,000 gift for Communication Hope Through Assistive Technology (CHAT), a technology program for children with disabilities. Read more >



IMLS Awards Third Grant to Project ENABLE

 

A 2013 IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grant has been awarded to Project ENABLE (Expanding Nondiscriminatory Access By Libraries Everywhere), the third one the project has received. The project was originally funded in 2010, and now will continue until 2015 with this grant. The project is a partnership between the iSchool's Center for Digital Literacy and the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. The project's principal investigator is Ruth Small. Co-PI's are William Myhill and Renee Hill.


Project ENABLE has focused on face-to-face and online training for school librarians to help them better design and implement their library and information programs and services for students with disabilities. The current grant will expand the training to public and academic librarians nationwide.

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