The Usable and Accessible Library Space

Scheduled Dates

September 20 & 22, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm CDT (Register Now)

Course Details
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Course Description

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.

In this course, attendees will identify key barriers to a library's usability through a customer service and accessibility lens. Possible solutions for improving library layout, signage, and services, thus optimizing its usability will be discussed. How to conduct a usability and accessibility audit for library space will be outlined.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Identifying key barriers to a library's usability and accessibility
  • Developing solutions for improving library spaces
  • Conducting a usability and accessibility audit for a library


Homework Expectations
  • Students will participate in class discussions and complete individual assignments.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
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This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
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