Jane Read, an associate professor of geography in the Maxwell School, specializes in research relating to geospatial technologies. These can include geographic information systems along with remote sensing for aerial photography and drone imagery, all in the name of better understanding…
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to support Project ENABLE
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to the Center for Digital Literacy at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies to support Project ENABLE. Project ENABLE (Expanding Nondiscriminatory Access by Librarians Everywhere) is a collaborative endeavor with the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.
The $237,973 grant will expand Project ENABLE, which provides a comprehensive continuing education program for school librarians to help them better serve the library and information needs of K-12 students with disabilities. During summer 2013, 20 new teams of general educators, special educators and school librarians will collaboratively study disability awareness, school disability law, evaluating library program, service and facility accessibility, planning inclusive library skill instruction and creating an inclusive, schoolwide library program that effectively serves all children.
Additionally, the funds support greater outreach of the Project ENABLE curriculum to school personnel nationwide through online, self-paced learning (launching fall 2012).