Accessible Practices in Pandemic Times

$175.00

Dates: May 3 - May 30

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

The coronavirus pandemic is a grave public health crisis, and it is also a once-in-a-generation opportunity to remake our library practices to honor individual and collective access needs. In this course you will develop strategies to adjust your work to center flexibility, sustainability, and care. You will learn how to facilitate remote communications and interactions that are accessible to all, how to support students and supervisees in the context of ongoing trauma, and how to build flexibility into assignments and projects. You will become familiar with concepts and scholarship—from disability studies, trauma-informed practices, and accessibility research—in order to advocate for and create a more accessible workplace now and into the future.

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Course Information

Session

Credits

1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

The coronavirus pandemic is a grave public health crisis, and it is also a once-in-a-generation opportunity to remake our library practices to honor individual and collective access needs. In this course you will develop strategies to adjust your work to center flexibility, sustainability, and care. You will learn how to facilitate remote communications and interactions that are accessible to all, how to support students and supervisees in the context of ongoing trauma, and how to build flexibility into assignments and projects. You will become familiar with concepts and scholarship—from disability studies, trauma-informed practices, and accessibility research—in order to advocate for and create a more accessible workplace now and into the future.

Learning Goals

As a result of taking this class, you will be able to

  • Apply concepts from disability studies, trauma-informed practices, and accessibility research to understand the pandemic present
  • Facilitate online meetings or classes that are accessible to all
  • Incorporate trauma-informed practices into supervision or teaching
  • Build flexibility into assignments and projects

Methods of Instruction

  • Readings: online written lecture prepared by the instructor with reference to and excerpts from key texts in the field
  • Discussion forum: participation in an online discussion thread (using the discussion board feature on the learning platform) that responds to a weekly prompt
  • Written assignments: creative and reflective writing to reimagine work practices

Stephanie Rosen

Stephanie RosenStephanie Rosen is a librarian scholar who brings insights from disability studies (and its intersections with feminist, queer, and critical race studies) into library administration and digital education. She is Senior Associate Librarian and Accessibility Specialist at the University of Michigan Library and holds a PhD in English from University of Texas at Austin.

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Special Session

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