Academic Library Services for Users with Developmental Disabilities: Partnership of Access and Syracuse University Library

This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the Reference Librarian © 2009 copyright Taylor & Francis; Reference Librarian is available online at informaworldTM

24 Pages Posted: 7 May 2009 Last revised: 8 May 2009

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Adina Mulliken

CUNY Hunter College

Ann Atkins

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: May 2, 2009

Abstract

Syracuse University Library and Access partnered to provide library orientations to six Syracuse University students who have developmental disabilities. Access is a service that supports college course attendance for students who have developmental or cognitive disabilities. Students with developmental disabilities are being included in college life more and more. As this occurs, academic libraries will be providing more services to this population. We hope Syracuse University’s experience will be useful for other libraries to build on as they develop services. Additionally, we discuss opportunities to improve services for all students by focusing on students with developmental disabilities.

Keywords: academic libraries, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, cognitive disabilities, services for people with disabilities, library instruction, minorities, underserved populations, nontraditional students

Suggested Citation

Mulliken, Adina and Atkins, Ann, Academic Library Services for Users with Developmental Disabilities: Partnership of Access and Syracuse University Library (May 2, 2009). This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the Reference Librarian © 2009 copyright Taylor & Francis; Reference Librarian is available online at informaworldTM , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1398085 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1398085

Adina Mulliken (Contact Author)

CUNY Hunter College ( email )

695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
United States

Ann Atkins

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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