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2017 Midlands / Northern Conference: Every Child Ready to Read Braille and Large Print Edition Presented by Carrie Scott Banks

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:13pm

When: June 7, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

On June 6-8, 2017, the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled hosted the 2017 Midlands/Northern Conference, hosting representatives from Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Ann Arbor. The conference focused on the future direction of library services for the blind & physically disabled and preparation for the changes ahead.

Carrie Scott Banks, Supervising Librarian of Inclusive Services at the Brooklyn Public Library & ASCLA Board of Directors,presents this talk on help children who are blind and with low vision get ready for school, options for early learners including braille and large print, and providing information to parents.

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June 7, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:51:06

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2017 Midlands / Northern Conference: Iowa's 5 & Dime Approach: Using an ILS to Tear Down Walls and Build Accessibility presented by Iowa LBPH

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:13pm

When: June 7, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

On June 6-8, 2017, the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled hosted the 2017 Midlands/Northern Conference, hosting representatives from Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Ann Arbor. The conference focused on the future direction of library services for the blind & physically disabled and preparation for the changes ahead.

Presenters Sarah Willeford, Library Director of Iowa LBPH; Tim West, Digital Recording Specialist/Studio Manager at Iowa LBPH; and Leslie Heinszler, Special Services Librarian at Iowa LBPH present this talk on their implementation of an ILS system to provide better services.

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June 7, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:50:11

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2017 Midlands / Northern Conference: Energize Your Recording Volunteers: Tips for Producing Magazines in the Digital Talking-Book Format Presented by Chris Mundy

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:13pm

When: June 8, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

On June 6-8, 2017, the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled hosted the 2017 Midlands/Northern Conference, hosting representatives from Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Ann Arbor. The conference focused on the future direction of library services for the blind & physically disabled and preparation for the changes ahead.

In this talk, Chris Mundy, Quality Assurance Specialist for Multi-State Center East, discusses the process of producing audio versions of magazines for distribution via the LBPH's Digital Talking-Book format.

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June 8, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:46:54

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2017 Midlands / Northern Conference: Staff Training Panel

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:13pm

When: June 8, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

On June 6-8, 2017, the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled hosted the 2017 Midlands/Northern Conference, hosting representatives from Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Ann Arbor. The conference focused on the future direction of library services for the blind & physically disabled and preparation for the changes ahead.

Panel members share their experiences in training library staff of the needs and expectations of patrons who have a disability. Questions addressed include:
-Why provide the training?
-What challenges were encountered?
-What outcomes were achieved?
-What resources were used?

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June 8, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:41:09

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2017 Midlands / Northern Conference: Library Services to People With Print Disabilities - Today and Tomorrow presented by Karen Keninger, Director, NLSBPH

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:13pm

When: June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

On June 6-8, 2017, the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled hosted the 2017 Midlands/Northern Conference, hosting representatives from Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Ann Arbor. The conference focused on the future direction of library services for the blind & physically disabled and preparation for the changes ahead.

Karen Keninger, Director of the NLSBPH, Library of Congress, and Chair of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Section on Libraries Serving Persons With Print Disabilities delivers a talk on the future of providing services for those with print disabilities.

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June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:57:10

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2017 Midlands / Northern Conference: Karen Keninger Q & A

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:13pm

When: June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

On June 6-8, 2017, the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled hosted the 2017 Midlands/Northern Conference, hosting representatives from Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Ann Arbor. The conference focused on the future direction of library services for the blind & physically disabled and preparation for the changes ahead.

Question & answer session with Karen Keninger, Director of the NLSBPH, Library of Congress, and Chair of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Section on Libraries Serving Persons With Print Disabilities.

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June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:32:58

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2017 Midlands / Northern Conference: Mass Digitization of Books and the Potential for Universal Access presented by Mike Furlough

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 1:13pm

When: June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

On June 6-8, 2017, the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled hosted the 2017 Midlands/Northern Conference, hosting representatives from Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Ann Arbor. The conference focused on the future direction of library services for the blind & physically disabled and preparation for the changes ahead.

Michael Furlough, Executive Director of HathiTrust, delivers a talk on the current state of digitization projects for libraries. Massive-scale digitization of books and ambitious cooperative library projects have begun to transform access for users who are print disabled. Much remains to be done, however. Looking back to the start of mass digitization, Mike Furlough will offer a short history of the HathiTrust digital library, its services for users with print disabilities, its legal battles, and prospects for future services.

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June 6, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 00:45:26

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Vietnam Vet Tim Keenan Discusses His Journey On The Appalachian Trail and His Book "The Good Hike"

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 10:56am

When: August 1, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

In 1967, Tim Keenan grew to loathe the impenetrable jungle of Vietnam during his one-year tour of duty as a combat soldier. For the 47 years following, he couldn’t shake his dread of the woods, until he confronted his fears head-on and began a hike of the 2,178.3-mile Appalachian Trail.

The Good Hike is Keenan’s story of finally coming to peace with himself, buoyed by the healing powers of nature and his fellow hikers. His story weaves in the beautiful towns and mountains of the great Appalachian Trail with his experiences in the jungle and battle zones around Dak To, including the infamous Hill 1338.

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August 1, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Length: 01:23:40

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Nerd Nite #47 - Schizophrenia, Explained

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 9:04am

When: August 17, 2017 at Live! 102 S. First St.

Though the term ‘schizophrenia’ is only around a hundred years old, the illness goes back thousands of years. Despite a wealth of research on the subject, there is still much about it that we don’t know. In this talk, I will discuss some of the contributions brain imaging research has made to attempts to understand the disorder.

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August 17, 2017 at Live! 102 S. First St.

Length: 00:17:56

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Related Event: Nerd Nite Ann Arbor presented by AADL at LIVE 102 S First St.

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Shadow Puppetry: Dialogue Between the Light and the Shadow With Dr. Yi -Feng Chiu

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:06pm

When: September 28, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Explore the art of shadow puppetry and learn about the history of the art form around the globe and in Taiwan at a talk by Dr. Yi-Feng Chiu.

Dr. Chiu, with academic training in Chinese literature, is a professor of Creative Product Design at Ling Tung University. His extensive research has led to many publications and articles in newspapers and magazines on shadow plays and puppet theaters.

This program is in conjunction with the October 2 Downtown Library performance of the Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe Of Taiwan, and is made possible through a partnership with the Michigan Taiwanese American Organization, the Taipei Culture Center in New York, Detroit Institutes of Arts/Friends of Asian Arts and Culture, Ann Arbor District Library, and the U-M Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments.

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September 28, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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World Cultures