November 20, 2012
Project ENABLE (Expanding Nondiscriminatory Access by Librarians Everywhere) has launched a training website, made possible by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services. Librarians and other educators can freely access the self-paced learning modules to improve the library and information services to students with disabilities in their schools and districts.
The training website contains five learning modules, packed with information in a variety of formats. Each module includes content, activities, and assessments that simulate the project’s face-to-face workshops. In the summer of 2011, K-12 educators participated in professional development workshops at SU.
While the target audience is school librarians, the training website is a comprehensive resource for public and academic librarians, general and special educators, administrators, parents, and their communities. To access the training modules, click on the “Login/Register” button on the top right of the screen on Project ENABLE (projectenable.syr.edu).
Project ENABLE is led by Ruth Small, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor at the iSchool and director of the Center for Digital Literacy; Renee Franklin, assistant professor of information studies; and William Myhill, director of legal research and writing at BBI.
In the News: For Librarians, a New Digital Resource for Students with Disabilities (School Library Journal)