Nancy Bolt shares nationwide and global policy initiatives at the 2018 Targeting Autism Forum

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Nancy Bolt

Advocating that All Be Served:  The United Nations, IFLA, a Survey, and Library Service to People with Disabilities

Nancy Bolt was State Librarian in Colorado for eighteen years, leaving in 2005 to form her own library consulting company, Nancy Bolt & Associates. Among her many accomplishments, Bolt was named the 2016 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee’s John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award, given to a librarian or person who has made significant contributions to international librarianship.

In 2016, the United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development created a committee to address how people with disabilities are served as the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals are implemented around the world. IFLA was asked to appoint someone to this Committee and Nancy Bolt was asked to represent IFLA’s section on Library Service to People with Special Needs.  She was asked to conduct an international survey to which 474 librarians responded from 92 countries.  At this year’s Targeting Autism Forum, Nancy Bolt will report on her work with the United Nations and IFLA and the results of the international survey of librarians.

You can register NOW to attend the 2018 Targeting Autism Forum!  To register, simply send an email to Suzanne Schriar with a subject line that reads Registration for the forum.  Please include your name, job title, name of your library or other professional affiliation and a brief statement about your interest in the topic of autism and libraries.

The 2018 Targeting Autism Forum will be held at the Illinois State Library, Springfield IL, on May 17-18.  Travel to and from Springfield, IL, will be at your own expense.  There is no registration fee.  Lodging for May 16-17 and meals (breakfast and lunch) during the forum are included.

Continue to check the blog for additional information about the 2018 Targeting Autism Forum.



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