RISci Exchange Day - Neurodiversity & Neurodivergence in the Library
RISci Exchange Day - Neurodiversity & Neurodivergence in the Library Online
We'll explore the difference between neurodiversity and neurodivergence and learn how these apply to library workers and the communities we serve.
Kate Thompson and Rachel Bussan from West Des Moines Public Library are the featured speakers.
- Autism, Neurodivergence, and Accommodations: Not As Hard as It Sounds
- Neurodiversity in the Library
A Q&A and discussion session will follow the talks.
About the presenters:
Kate Thompson, MLIS, Adult Services Assistant, West Des Moines Public Library, is a librarian and disability advocate who is interested in expanding perspectives around neurological difference.
Rachel Bussan, Collection Services Specialist, West Des Moines Public Library, is a librarian and disability advocate who focuses on increasing acceptance of and awareness for neurological differences, with a focus on mental illness and autism.
Presented by RISci, the Arkansas Library Association's Reference & Instruction Services community of interest, in partnership with Making Arkansas Libraries Accessible (MaRLA), Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals (ALPs), and the Public Libraries & Trustees community of interest.
Image credits: brain by Getty; Kate Thompson; Rachel Bussan
- Friday, May 20, 2022
- 9:00am - 12:00pm
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.