15 July 2015) The 81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Cape Town, South Africa, has a session on library services for patrons who are often forgotten because of their disability or incarceration.
The theme:Do THEY have the right to information? Library Services to People Who are Homeless, Incarcerated, or with Mental Difficulties is sponsored by Library Services to People with Special Needs Section (LSN) and Public Libraries Section (PLS).
Those presenting their work include:
Librarians under crisis call: supporting the mental health challenges through policy, social media, and resource by Raymond Pun, Reference and Research Services Librarian, New York University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China; and Library service to prisoners in Taiwan: an overview, lessons, and challenges by Li-Hsiang Lai, Ph.D, Associate Researcher, National Library of Public Information, Taiwan.
Both papers will be presented on 17 August 2015.