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Collaborative Professional Development: Creating Your Own Opportunities

Collaborative Professional Development: Creating Your Own Opportunities

Amy Blevins, Clinical Education Librarian, Hardin Library, University of Iowa, Iowa City

Mara Egherman, Library Services Manager and Adjunct Instructor, Marshalltown Community College

Anne Marie Gruber, Assistant Director for Library Instruction and Public Services, University of Dubuque Sponsored by The Iowa Association of College

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Challenging Situations: Answering a Book Challenge in Your Community

Challenging Situations: Answering a Book Challenge in Your Community

Kristin Pekoll, Associate Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association, Chicago, IL

Kevin Roberts, Formerly with Waterloo Community Schools

Mara Strickler, Director, Algona Public Library

Facing a book challenge can be a scary and stressful situation, but understanding what to expect can help mitigate some of that fear and stress. In this session, three panelists shared their own experiences with book challenges, as well as the lessons learned.

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Making Your Library Accessible to Individuals with Vision Loss

Making Your Library Accessible to Individuals with Vision Loss

Emily Wharton, Technology Director, Iowa Department for the Blind, Des Moines

Emily Wharton began her presentation by asking those in attendance why they were interested in the session and what they hoped to learn about accessibility. Many attendees were public librarians who are dealing with an increasing number of aged patrons, and so were interested in seeing what sort of solutions are available to help this population.

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