intro to disabilities in LIS

black and white photo of a long-haired white cat with a startled look

126th chat, Tuesday April 6: intro to disabilities in LIS
6 pm Pacific / 7 pm Mountain / 8 pm Central / 9 pm Eastern

moderated by @librariankqm @GailBetz @LochNessLibro
Wakelet (compilation of tweets) (pdf) by @violetbfox

Joint chat with #CripLib: introducing #CripLib and life as library and archives workers with disabilities. Find info about #CripLib at

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discussion questions:

  • Q1. What are your lived experiences with disability in the library or archival workplace? For the purposes of our discussions, we’re using Kumbier & Starkey (2016) definition of disability as an experience that is “shaped by social, cultural, historic, political, and economic factors…[that] impact people’s lived experience of impairment” #CripLib #CritLib
  • Q2. How has disability informed your work in libraries and archives? #CripLib #CritLib
  • Q3. How can we build and foster a community of library and archives workers with disabilities? #CripLib #CritLib
  • Q4. What sort of support are you looking for out of a community dedicated to disability in library and archives? #CripLib #CritLib
  • Q5. How can all library and archives workers contribute to an accessible profession? #CripLib #CritLib