Disability & Fatphobia

Archive of chat available here. January 19, 2021 | 8 PM ET (tentatively)With the start of the new year and resolutions about weight, we thought it would be a good time to talk about the intersection of disability and fatphobia. We’ll chat about how weight and exercise can be particularly complicated for disabled folks andContinue reading “Disability & Fatphobia”

Accessibility for Patrons

Archive of chat available here. October 20, 2020 | 8 PM ETMuch of the profession’s focus on accessibility is geared towards patrons with disabilities. This month we’ll talk about what accessibility looks like in our libraries and if we feel responsible for ensuring it as disabled workers. Moderators: @brealikecheese & @librariankqm Anonymous Posting: Sli.do, EventContinue reading “Accessibility for Patrons”

The Hiring Process

Archive of chat available here. September 15, 2020 | 8 PM ETIn our chat on precarious employment, the hiring process came up as a frequent barrier to LIS workers with disabilities. This month we’ll focus in on how the hiring process effects disabled library workers and how we talk about disability during it. Moderator: @librariankqmContinue reading “The Hiring Process”

Precarious Employment & LIS workers with disabilities

Archive of chat available here. August 18, 2020 | 8 PM ETMany library and archive workers enter into precarious employment through residencies, grant-funded positions, and other term employment regularly utilized in LIS institutions. These positions can be especially precarious for LIS workers with disabilities, who rely on employment for health coverage and may need accommodationsContinue reading “Precarious Employment & LIS workers with disabilities”

Reopening libraries during COVID-19

Archive of chat available here. July 21, 2020 | 8 PM ETPublic and academic libraries are in the midst of planning to or have already reopened to their communities, despite continued increases in COVID-19 cases. This chat will focus on how we’re doing (emotionally and physically) and how we’re trying to stay safe. Moderator: @librariankqmContinue reading “Reopening libraries during COVID-19”

#BlackDisabledLivesMatter

Archive of chat available here. June 16, 2020 | 8 PM ETIn light of the recent uprising against police brutality and systemic racism following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery, our June chat will be on the intersection of white supremacy and ableism. We strongly encourage participants to completeContinue reading “#BlackDisabledLivesMatter”

Accommodating Work from Home

Archive of chat available here. May 19, 2020 | 8 PM ESTWork from home is a frequent accommodation for people with disabilities. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many library workers have switched to telework. How are library workers with disabilities being accommodated during work from home? Moderators: @librariankqm & @brealikecheese Anonymous Posting: Sli.do, Event Code:Continue reading “Accommodating Work from Home”

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