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Barrier Busting: Designing Truly Accessible Services for Youth

  • February 10, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Any staff member of a LILRC Institutional Member or a LILRC Retired Member
  • For staff and members of any other councils.


Twenty percent of the children you serve have a disability. Welcoming them into your library is easier than you think. Learn about the culture of inclusion, the materials that expand access and the tools you need to reach your community.


Universal Design for Learning

Representing children with disabilities

Supporting families

Virtual accessibility

And much more.

Libraries are for everyone!


Carrie Banks has been in charge of Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) Inclusive Services since 1997 and taught “Including Youth with Disabilities: at Pratt Institute from 2013 to 2015. Active in ASGCLA and ALSC since 2000, she was president of ASGCLA in 2020. From 2017 to 2019, she was part of ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo’s EDI Presidential Team. In 2014, she substantially revised Including Families of Children with Special Needs: A How to Do It Manual for Librarians. Libraries and Garden: Growing Together, written with Cynthia Mediavilla, was published in the Spring of 2019. Library Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, written with Barbara Klipper, will be published in Spring 2021.

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone, ecirrone@lilrc.org.

Professional Development Hours: 1 (.1 CEUs)

FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS - We have implemented a two step verification process for security purposes and to maintain accurate attendance records.  You will need both a LILRC and a Zoom account. 

If you do not already have a LILRC account you will be prompted to create one (if you have forgotten your password, and need help resetting it you can email Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org).   

If you do not already have a zoom account you will be prompted to do so upon logging into the meeting.  If this is the first time you are using Zoom, after you have created an account, you can join the meeting by entering the Meeting ID/ Password provided to you in the confirmation email.  You can access all subsequent Zoom meetings by clicking the meeting link in the confirmation email.

Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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