Journal Article: “We Adapt As Needed: Autism Services at Liberal Arts College Libraries”
The article linked below was recently published by the The Journal of Academic Librarianship.
Amelia M. Anderson
University of South Florida
The Journal of Academic Librarianship
Volume 50, Issue 1
Over the past two decades, researchers have analyzed the role of disability in liberal arts colleges (LACs). While students find LAC faculty and disability service professionals to be a positive influence in their educational experience, these institutions face some challenges in ensuring the best possible education for students with disabilities and, in particular, autism. Building on previous research on autism in academic libraries and the LACs library context, this study analyzes the results of a survey sent to LAC library leaders across the United States. Findings suggest that LAC libraries are well-positioned to serve autistic college students, given their small student populations and ability to provide personalized service. However, librarians and staff would benefit from more training and a more systematized approach to best meet these students’’ needs.
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8 pages; PDF.
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