Creative Communities - BC Library Conference 2015
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Thursday, May 21 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
T09 - Let's Redefine Accessible Library Service LIMITED

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Join the National Network for Equitable Library Service (nnels.ca) staff and guests for an update on the past year and the group’s vision for the future. Having celebrated its first birthday last December, and with live connectors across more than half of the country, NNELS is continuing to expand access to library service for people with print disabilities. The service model is directed by communities of users, and mediated by public libraries. In addition to the contextual discussion, expect to create a draft engagement strategy for your own community, one based on combining your skills with your library’s assets, and for the benefit of community members with print disabilities, along with everyone else.


Ben Hyman

Ben Hyman is the award winning Executive Director of the BC Libraries Cooperative, home of several large-scale collaborative library technology initiatives, including Sitka, nnels.ca, librarytoolshed.ca and more. A Technologist, policy strategist and advocate for the use of open tools... Read More →

Sabina Iseli-Otto

Sabina Iseli-Otto provides support to libraries for NNELS (the National Network for Equitable Library Service). She has been involved with public libraries as a board member, volunteer, reference librarian, shelver, contractor, regional librarian, and rural library director. She is... Read More →

Elizabeth Lalonde

Elizabeth Lalonde is the director of the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind. In 2011, she helped found this Victoria-based not-for-profit, which is run by blind people. Members of the Centre agree that blind Canadians deserve the right to training and opportunity, the right to... Read More →


Thursday May 21, 2015 11:15am - 12:00pm PDT
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Westminster Ballroom 1 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
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