Category Archives: Persons with Disabilities

We’re Here to Help

The role of libraries and librarians keeps changing.  Libraries are free to define the roles they will fulfill, but these roles should always be in response to the needs of their communities. Advertisements

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Keep an Open Mind

Since I am not an overly happy person myself, I feel a lot of empathy for those who suffer with ongoing depression. As a (retired) librarian, it is logical for me to think about and explore ways that libraries and … Continue reading

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Hope for the Hearing Impaired

I was pretty busy at the Wisconsin Library Association Conference last week, so I didn’t make it to a lot of sessions.  But I always learn something when I do—and last week was no exception.  I plan to let you … Continue reading

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Like Scrabble? Having Trouble With Eyesight?

I’ve just returned from vacation, and am trying to catch up on email and other projects, so today’s post is simply to tell you about a cool article:  Scout Creates Giant Scrabble Set for Highland Library: Poor eyesight can no … Continue reading

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“R-E-S-P-E-C-T!” Sing it, Aretha!

Several things prompt me to write this post: The upcoming election, all the campaign ads and press touting candidates, and the lack of respect from candidates toward their opponents. Learning about a series of programs at the Hedberg Public Library … Continue reading

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Bringing the Library to Your Home!

I spent last week in Minnesota with my mother and sister; much of the week was actually spent in the hospital in Rochester, because my 91-year-old mother had some kind of incident, probably a very tiny stroke or seizure.  She … Continue reading

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We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (Let’s not go Backward)

As I celebrate my 40th high school class reunion, the early 1970s are much on my mind. The public library of my youth, the library I worked at after school and on weekends, has come a long way.  The building … Continue reading

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New Rules to Improve Your Library Signage!

Did you know that updates to the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect March 15, 2012?  I didn’t.  So it was enlightening to read New ADA Signage Standards Take Effect from Library Journal: On March 15, 2012, updates … Continue reading

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