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Accessible Libraries For All (ALFA)

Project ALFA is a partnership between the University of Alabama, the University of South Florida, the Alabama Public Library Service, and the Florida Department of Education Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services. Project ALFA is an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program centered on a philosophy of service to a diverse community. It was designed to do so by providing 30 masters degree fellowships. Project ALFA includes design, development, and deployment of:

  • Two exemplar courses that address universal access for libraries and information agencies
  • An experiential empathy lab that will allow students first-hand experience with broadly defined disability issues relating to information access.

It is designed to develop a new generation of highly skilled information professionals to work with clientele of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and age. Internships, fieldwork, and service learning projects allow ALFA Fellows to make a transition from classroom knowledge to applied experience putting learning into action.

Project ALFA is a partnership program between the University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies and the University of South Florida’s School of Information. The program will support 15 students to enroll in the accredited Master’s degree programs at each partner institution.

What: Project ALFA provides a specialized concentration within an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program that centers on a philosophy of service to a diverse community. It is designed to develop a new generation of highly skilled librarians and information professionals who will expand the educational role of libraries and other agencies for learners of all ages. The program focuses on raising the consciousness of library and information science students to address universal access issues for libraries and instructional support. Read more here.

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