Librarians Get Training for Assisting Students With Disabilities

Libraries across the United States are becoming more accessible thanks to a training Web site launched by Project ENABLE (Expanding Nondiscriminatory Access by Librarians Everywhere).

Librarians can select among five self-paced learning modules designed to assist students with disabilities. Each module includes content, activities and assessments that simulate face-to-face workshops.

Although Project ENABLE targeted school librarians for the project, organizers say that the training Web site can also serve as a resource for public and academic librarians, general and special educators, administrators, parents, and their communities.

To access the training modules, visit Project ENABLE and click on Login/Register.

The training was funded by a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services.