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Serving Patrons with Disabilities

Author of "A Few Good Books"

Given the current economic challenges, how prepared are libraries to serve patrons with disabilities?

Dr. Stephanie Maatta’s current research examines the intersection between patrons with disabilities and information and communication technology. At the ALA Midwinter meeting she, along with Dr. Laurie Bonnici (who received her MLIS from USF in 1996) and Muriel Wells, presented some early findings of their research.

This research is supported by an ALA Office of Diversity’s Diversity Research Grant awarded in June 2009.

An article from this research, “National Accessibility Survey: Librarians
Serving Patrons with Disabilities in the U.S. and Abroad,” by Bonnici,  Maatta, and Wells will be published soon in New Library World.

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