Presentations and Workshops

2020:

Presenter, "Intergenerational Services: Welcoming Adults with Disabilities at the Library," The Library Network Youth Services Meeting (MI) March 13, 2020.

2019:

Webinar presenter, "A Spectrum on the Shelves: Building a Library Collection for People with Autism," Targeting Autism Project, Illinois State Library. September, 2019.

Keynote presenter, "AccessABILITY in Library Programming," Youth Services Staff Training Day, State Library of Louisiana (Baton Rouge, LA) August, 2019.

(Jen & Ed) Panel presenters, "Not a Kid Anymore: How and Why to Serve Adults with Disabilities in the Adult Department," Annual Conference, American Library Association (ALA) June, 2019.

Webinar presenter, "Inclusive Technology for Babies to Teens in the Library," Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) June, 2019.

Presenter, "Story Times for All: Welcoming People with Disabilities," Small Libraries, Big Impact Conference (Gaylor, MI) April, 2019.

Virtual presenter, "AccessABILITY in Library Collections, Parts 1 & 2," Dakota County Libraries (Minnesota) February and March, 2019.

Virtual guest lecturer, "Leadership in Youth Services," SLIS 767: Youth Services Management, University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) March, 2019.

Webinar presenter, "One Size Does Not Fit All: Welcoming People with Disabilities in the Library," Woodlands Library Cooperative (MI) Workshop webinar. January, 2019.

2018:

Virtual guest lecturer, "Literacy for Library Patrons of All Ages & Abilities," SLIS 751: Libraries, Literacy, and Literature class, University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) November, 2018.

Presenter, "AccessABILITY in Library Collections" and "AccessABILITY in Library Programming," Removing Barriers: A Library Accessibility Workshop, Michigan Collaborating Partners and the Library of Michigan. November, 2018.

Co-presenter, "Special Needs Story Time: A Best Practices Approach," Annual Conference, Michigan Library Association. October, 2018.

Virtual presenter, "One Size Doesn't Fit All: Library Services & Programming for People of All Ages with Special Needs," Markham Public Library Staff Conference. Ontario, Canada. June, 2018.

(Jen & Ed) Co-presenters, "Outgrowing the Seat but Not the Stories: Engaging Teens & Adults with Special Needs at the Library," Loleta Fyan Small and Rural Libraries Conference, Library of Michigan. May, 2018.

2017:

(Jen & Ed) Co-presenters, “Outgrowing the Seat but Not the Stories: Engaging Teens & Adults with Special Needs at the Library,” Annual Conference, Michigan Library Association. October, 2017.

 Co-presenter, “Adaptive Sensory Programming for All Ages & Budgets,” Library of Michigan webinar. September, 2017.

Virtual guest lecturer, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Collections, Services and Inclusion of Patrons with Disabilities,” SLIS 797: Programming and Materials for Children and Young Adults with Disabilities class, University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) April, 2017.

2016:

Presenter, “SENSEational Programming & Services,” Library of Michigan STEM programming & Inclusive Story Times Workshops (Houghton Lake, Marquette, Pontiac, Kalamazoo, MI) September, 2016.

Virtual guest lecturer, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Collections, Services and Inclusion of Patrons with Disabilities,” SLIS 797: Programming and Materials for Children and Young Adults with Disabilities class, University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) April, 2016.

Keynote Presentation, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Collections, Services and Inclusion of Patrons with Disabilities,” South Carolina State Library Inclusive Services Summit (Columbia, SC) March, 2016.

Keynote Presentation, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Collections, Services and Inclusive Programming for Patrons with Disabilities,” QuasiCon Conference, University of Michigan School of Information (Ann Arbor, MI) February, 2016.

2015:

Presenter, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Serving Patrons with Different Needs,” AYSL (Aspiring Youth and School Librarians) Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) October, 2015.

Presenter, “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Collections, Services and Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities” half-day workshop, Arrowhead Library System (Mountain Iron, MN) September, 2015.

Presenter, “DIY Inclusion Aids,” Caring for Children workshop, Cromaine Library (Hartland, MI) May, 2015.

Webinar presenter, ASCLA webinar “One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Building a Collection for Youth with Disabilities,” ASCLA (The Association Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies, ALA) April, 2015.

2014:

Panel presenter, “Creative Collaborations: Successful Partnerships that Serve Children with Autism,” Annual Conference, American Library Association (ALA) June, 2014.

2013:

Co-Presenter, "Outside the Programming Box: Reaching Out to Youth with Different Needs," Spring Institute Conference, Michigan Library Association. April, 2013.

2012:

Presenter, "Adapting the Youth Room: Programs & Services for Kids with Different Needs," Annual Conference, Michigan Library Association. November, 2012.

Presenter, “Sensory Storytimes,” Adaptive Umbrella workshop, Bloomfield Township Public Library (Bloomfield Township, MI). April, 2012.

2011:

Presenter, “Library Programs for Children with Autism,” Youth Services Meeting, The Library Network (Novi, MI). March, 2011.

2010:

Presenter, “Assisting Patrons with Special Needs,” Staff Development Day, Clinton-Macomb Public Library (Clinton Township, MI). November, 2010.

Presenter, “Building a Special Needs Collection: a Guide for Librarians,” Adaptive Umbrella workshop, Bloomfield Township Public Library (Bloomfield Township, MI). March, 2010.

2009:

Co-Presenter, “Adaptive Jump Start: How to Develop Collections and Programming to Serve Kids and Teens with ‘Different’ Needs,” Spring Institute, Michigan Library Association. April, 2009.

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