Library Services to People with Special Needs Section

Division: Library Services

The Section for Library Services to People with Special Needs provides an international forum for the discussion of ideas, sharing of experiences and development of tools designed to promote and improve the effectiveness of library and information services to special needs groups, and the promotion of national and international cooperation at all levels.

These groups include, but are not limited to, people who are in hospitals, nursing homes, and other care facilities; people in prisons; people who are experiencing homelessness; people with physical disabilities; people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind; people with dyslexia; and people with cognitive and mental disabilities.

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Última actualización: 20 Abril 2018

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The Impact of the IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia: Revised and extended

A paper on the impact of these guidelines at an international, national and local level was presented at the WLIC 2018

25 Agosto 2018

Survey on library programmes and services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind (February 10th until March 31st 2018) EXTENDED DEADLINE UNTIL APRIL 30TH 2018!

For the purpose of writing new guidelines a survey is beeing conducted in order to gather examples of modern day practice in the organization of library programmes and services that meet needs of people who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind. The survey is conducted internationally from February 10th to March 31st 2018 - EXTENDED DEADLINE UNTIL APRIL 30TH 2018.

15 Febrero 2018

Call for Papers - "Inclusive Library Services for Children and Young Adults"

Library Services to People with Special Needs Section joint with Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section invite presenters from a wide range of countries to discuss how to promote inclusive library services for children and young adults, leaving no one behind, in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Conference date: 23 August 2018 Deadline for Submissions: 28 February 2018

15 Febrero 2018