Project ENABLE launches training website for school librarians nationwide to better serve students with disabilities

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.

Project ENABLE is a collaborative endeavor of the Center for Digital Literacy at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) and the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University.

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 (

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)