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Accessibility Online: Reviewing and Updating Your Library Website and Services

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Date(s) - 10/14/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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First impressions matter, whether it’s a library user walking in the front door or discovering a website in a search. If that first impression is positive, with friendly navigation that quickly leads the user to what they’re looking for, it’s more likely they’ll come back again.

This session will step you through a review of your library website, social media, and other web services to make them more accessible to all. You’ll learn what elements to consider and how to evaluate accessibility in many dimensions, including:
– Mission/Vision Statements and Commitments to Inclusion
– Accessible Staff
– Collections & Community Information, and how they’re represented in an online catalog or on a website
– Website accessibility (use of Plain Language; simplified site navigation; adding metadata, captions, and
transcripts for video content; translation options)
– Accessibility on Social Media
– Making live online programs more accessible

After this webinar, you’ll have a checklist of areas to review, suggestions on what to look for/improve, and resources to take the next step.

Register here for the live webinar or to have early access to the recording when it becomes available – all in this place! No need to register in a separate place for recording access.

Presenter ~ Jennifer Koerber
Jennifer Koerber is a consultant who advises and guides libraries on staff training programs, especially around technology change and skill-building. She has more than 20 years of experience in public-facing and behind-the-scenes roles, including children’s librarian, reference generalist, branch manager, and web services librarian. After 17 years at the Boston Public Library, she established her own business providing technology training and consulting services to libraries. In 2017, Jennifer became staff Training Manager for the Harvard Library ILS migration and pivoted her career to follow this new path. Her current contract is with SUNY Library Consortium as Training Specialist for the Alma/Primo VE migration (until June 2020). In addition to her library work, Jennifer has written extensively for Library Journal, and is the co-author (with Michael P. Sauers) of Emerging Technologies: a Primer for Librarians (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). In May 2018, her book Library Services to Immigrants and New Americans: Celebration and Integration was published by Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO. The book was inspired by her article of the same title for Library Journal in 2016.

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