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  1. Library Services Resources to Recreation Nancy Nickolaus , LCSW

  2. Library Services Technology Act Grant • Began in 2008 • Collaboration between libraries, Division of DD and Comprehensive Psychiatric Services • 2010 ADA Came on Board

  3. Goals • Goal 1: Promote the use of public libraries as an important resource • New York Times “Libraries increasingly serving as makeshift employment centers” • Baltimore Sun “Attendance up 92% in career center classes” • Mo State Library – Free Online Practice Tests • Computer Classes • Resources about Disability - Conditions

  4. Goal 2 • Goal 2: Assist local public libraries in offering library programs and services that are accessible and beneficial. • Accessibility • Understanding • Awareness

  5. Why Libraries? • Knowledge is Power • FREE! • Computer Access • Classes • A place where everyone belongs • A safe place to be

  6. Librarian411.org • An online resource for librarians • Web-based training modules • Face to Face Training

  7. Poster Contest 2011 • Poster designed for the Disability Awareness Toolkit for use by public librarians • 35 posters were submitted • Panel of 5 judges awarded 1st - 3rd place prizes as well as an honorable mention

  8. Nancy Foster

  9. Luke Trottier

  10. Sadie Alem

  11. American Library Association • recognizes that people with disabilities are a large and neglected minority in the community and are severely underrepresented in the library profession. • Disabilities cause many personal challenges. • Libraries play a catalytic role in the lives of people with disabilities by facilitating their full participation in society. • Libraries should use strategies based upon the principles of universal design to ensure that library policy, resources and services meet the needs of all people

  12. How do we help? • Kansas City • Liberty • Joplin

  13. What’s Next • Kits to Go • Started with Kid Kits • Moved to Book Clubs • Kansas Health Kits: from Diabetes to High Blood Pressure • Missouri’s Plan

  14. Diabetes Health Kit to Go • Cook Books and Recipe Cards • Support Groups • Fiction and Non-Fiction Books about the Topic • List of Local and Other ONLINE Resources • DVD • Brochures

  15. Your Feedback • Topics • Depression • Bi-Polar • Schizophrenia • Autism

  16. What’s Next • Mental Health Kits to Go!