Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Populations: TLA PreConference Panel Discussion

During TLA, I joined part in a pre-conference panel discussion titled, Meeting the Needs of Diverse Populations.

I discussed the role Memphis Public Library & Information Center (and all public libraries) plays in bridging the digital divide. Here is the conference handout I used.

Other members of the panel and their topics are:

Sandy Cohen, Founder/Manager/Director, Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (Customers with disabilities)

Pam Dennis, Director, Luther L. Gobbel Library at Lambuth University (Faculty customers)

Thura Mack, Training Librarian, Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee—Knoxville (Wrap-Up/Outreach Leadership)

Sherry Macken, Head Information Specialist at East Middle/High Schools, Memphis City Schools (Students with reading difficulties)

Bess Robinson, Reference/Instruction librarian, The University of Memphis Libraries (English as a Second Language customers)

1 comment:

Kay said...

Kevin: Thanks for sharing your TLA presentation with us! I was sorry I had to miss it!