Sara Osman, Assistant Librarian (Access & Inclusion)
Leila Kassir, Academic Support Librarian, LCC Library
Becoming more i...
Established in 2004
Made up of 6 colleges,
each with its own identity
and culture
Library Services aims to
provide consist...
Jointly funded Access
and Inclusion Librarian
post from December
2012
Post made permanent in
March 2014
Aims:
to improve l...
Community of Practice
Staff training
Disability equality
Dyslexia awareness
Texthelp
Inclusive arts libraries
forum
Progre...
JISC LIST and forum report
https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=LIS-ACCESS-INCLUSION-ARTS
http://www.arts.ac.uk/...
Ensure consistent
services and software
across colleges
LMS procureent
Improve library signage
Remove jargon from
publicat...
LCC Library pilot audit
Aims
Areas considered
Outcomes
Items to check:
Help desk
Seating and tables
Acoustics, lighting, f...
Accessibility Audit
Image: LCC Library Silent Zone © Zarar Chaudhri
Example: Library entrance area
Circulation
Entrance do...
Audit: Before and After
Images: LCC Learning Zone ©LCC Library
Audit: Before and After
Images: LCC Learning Zone ©LCC Library
Access audits at all libraries
Meeting disability advisers
Promoting assistive software
Student signage project
Input to L...
Any questions?
Our contact details:
s.osman@arts.ac.uk l.kassir@lcc.arts.ac.uk
JiscMail list
https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cg...
What barriers currently exist in your libraries?
• Physical environment
• Services
What can be done to remove these barrie...
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Becoming more inclusive: our journey at the University of the Arts London by Sara Osman and Leila Kassir

  1. 1. Sara Osman, Assistant Librarian (Access & Inclusion) Leila Kassir, Academic Support Librarian, LCC Library Becoming more inclusive: our journey at University of the Arts London
  2. 2. Established in 2004 Made up of 6 colleges, each with its own identity and culture Library Services aims to provide consistent services across all the colleges UAL Image: Cylinders by Kweku Bennin © Luke Potter
  3. 3. Jointly funded Access and Inclusion Librarian post from December 2012 Post made permanent in March 2014 Aims: to improve links between the services to provide a focus for inclusive library services Access and Inclusion Image: Scratching below the surface by Dale Allen © Luke Potter
  4. 4. Community of Practice Staff training Disability equality Dyslexia awareness Texthelp Inclusive arts libraries forum Progress Image: Out of time by Jane Williams © Luke Potter
  5. 5. JISC LIST and forum report https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=LIS-ACCESS-INCLUSION-ARTS http://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/library-services/our-services/support-disabled-dyslexic- students/inclusive-arts-libraries-forum/
  6. 6. Ensure consistent services and software across colleges LMS procureent Improve library signage Remove jargon from publications Improve departmental communication Accessibility audit Action plan Image: LCC Library © Zarar Chaudhri
  7. 7. LCC Library pilot audit Aims Areas considered Outcomes Items to check: Help desk Seating and tables Acoustics, lighting, flooring Bookshelves Stairs/lifts Machines Accessibility Audit Image: Parallel Lives by Deb Rindl © Luke Potter
  8. 8. Accessibility Audit Image: LCC Library Silent Zone © Zarar Chaudhri Example: Library entrance area Circulation Entrance doors – clear glass? Routes unobstructed? Adequate circulation space? Signage clear and well designed? Suitable floor finishes? Smooth, level, slip-resistant Accessible machines? Enough seating?
  9. 9. Audit: Before and After Images: LCC Learning Zone ©LCC Library
  10. 10. Audit: Before and After Images: LCC Learning Zone ©LCC Library
  11. 11. Access audits at all libraries Meeting disability advisers Promoting assistive software Student signage project Input to LMS assessment Implication of DSA changes Broader view of inclusion Sharing best practice Plans for the future Image: A journey by Gail Stuart © Luke Potter
  12. 12. Any questions? Our contact details: s.osman@arts.ac.uk l.kassir@lcc.arts.ac.uk JiscMail list https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=LIS-ACCESS-INCLUSION-ARTS Forum report http://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/library-services/our-services/support-disabled-dyslexic- students/inclusive-arts-libraries-forum/
  13. 13. What barriers currently exist in your libraries? • Physical environment • Services What can be done to remove these barriers? What one action will you take away from this session? Discussion

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