Continuing Education Services News

The Usable and Accessible Library Space

As librarians, one of our main goals is to connect people with the information that they need. While librarians play a very large part in this process, we must not forget the role our library spaces play in this process. Our libraries should be attractive, yes, but above all, they should be usable and accessible to all patrons.

Understanding and Assisting Library Patrons on the Autism Spectrum

Present across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups across the lifespan, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is estimated to affect 1 in 59 children in the U.S. Librarians are therefore likely to encounter patrons who are "on the spectrum" and require at least some modifications in their library use due to communication, sensory integration, and other challenges.