Accessibility Workshops

The four Project ENABLE Train-the-Trainer Instructional Workshops were designed as a guide to training, each to be used individually as 1⁄2 day (3-4 hour) workshops or grouped together to form a 3-4 day professional development course. These workshop outlines are meant as a training guide and may be used “as is,” adapted, modified, or expanded by the user to meet the needs of his or her training audience

Each train-the-trainer workshop outline was created for an audience of library staff (e.g., administrators, librarians, library paraprofessionals, and/or volunteers). Content presentations by trainers are represented in word-for-word script form and can be changed or modified, as desired. Workshops may be delivered in a face-to-face format or adapted for online or blended training format.

Each workshop package includes any or all of the following: pre-readings/pre-assignments, instructor script, powerpoint, activity worksheets, handouts, take-aways, and resources. Workshop content is presented in segments (with estimated timeframe), making them easier to re-sequence or revise. Materials are listed in order of appearance in the Instructor Script.

Community Voices: Partnering for Accessibility and Inclusion in Library Planning

Workshop #4: Provides introductory information regarding librarian outreach, community needs assessment, and how librarians can apply them to their libraries.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand why it is essential for libraries to partner with the community;
  2. Develop a basic understanding of the community needs assessment and data collection;
  3. Apply what you have learned to your library;
  4. Identify strategies for collaborating with other libraries and organizations in your community to better support users with disabilities.

Documents include:

Community Voices: Partnering for Accessibility and Inclusion in Library Planning