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Thursday, May 25 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Removing Barriers, Building Inclusion: Accessible Library Services in New Brunswick and PEI with CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access)

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Representatives from two Atlantic Provinces’ library services, as well as staff from
CELA’s Member Services, will offer a joint presentation that will focus upon CELA's
accessible services and other best practices for offering inclusive services.

From the New Brunswick Public Library Service, Marianne LeBlanc, who is in charge
of the provincial Library Service by Mail, will explain successful steps that have led
to offer a centralized service (from managing CELA referrals to recommending
titles), while Nadine Goguen will elaborate on the larger vision of consistently
deploying best practices to staff about accessible services in the NB public libraries
through a provincial Library Services For All committee.

From the PEI Public Library Service, Regional Librarian, Grace Dawson, will discuss the various promotional initiatives implemented throughout the Province to increase awareness and encourage usage of CELA’s services by eligible stakeholders.

CELA Member Services’ Manager, Rachel Breau will describe CELA’s alternate
format collection for patrons with print disabilities and support to public libraries.
She will highlight how CELA member libraries may borrow items in accessible
formats from CELA, receive training about accessible library services and offer
programming tips to welcome people of all abilities into the library.

A Q&A period will follow the presentation during which audience members will be
encouraged to ask questions and/or share ideas regarding Accessible Library
Services within their jurisdictions.

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Julia Stewart

Director, Fredericton Public Library
Julia Stewart holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Acadia University and a Master's degree in Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie. She worked for a number of years with Halifax Public Libraries in a variety of positions before moving to New Brunswick in 2015 to take... Read More →

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Rachel Breau

Manager, CELA Member, Centre for Equitable Library Access
Manager of CELA Member Services at CELA, the Centre for Equitable Library Access. I have worked in accessible library services for over 15 years to connect accessible format books and reading technologies to patrons with print disabilities. One part of my job I find particularly... Read More →
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Grace Dawson

Regional Librarian, PEI Public Library Service

Nadine Goguen

Assistant Regional Director, AWK Regional Library, New Brunswick Public Library Service
Since 2005, Nadine Goguen has worked in the AWK Library Region in Moncton, first as the Public Services Librarian and now as Assistant Regional Director. She is a Dalhousie graduate from the MLIS program (2006). She also studied at UNB and Laval in Women Studies and holds a B.A. in... Read More →

Thursday May 25, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Kent Room Rodd Charlottetown