October 16, 2018

New Journal Article: “Evidence of Our Values: Disability Inclusion on Library Instruction Websites” (Preprint)

The following research article (preprint) is scheduled to appear in the next issue of portal.

Title

Evidence of Our Values: Disability Inclusion on Library Instruction Websites

Authors

Stephanie J. Graves
Texas A&M University Libraries

Elizabeth German
Texas A&M University Libraries

Source

portal: Libraries and the Academy
Vol. 18, No. 3  (2018)

Abstract

Libraries are called to serve users with diverse needs and a wide range of abilities and disabilities. The library literature includes much about services to persons with disabilities but says little about programmatic efforts in library instruction and accessibility design at an organizational level. This study looks for visible evidence of inclusive practices in library instruction programs through a content analysis of library instruction websites and instruction request forms, examining instruction-related pages for accessibility language. Results show little evidence of programmatic disability inclusion on library websites.

Direct to Full Text Article (Preprint)
16 pages; PDF.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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