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Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence


Library science

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New Review of Academic Librarianship. Volume 17, Issue 2, pp. 234-258. 2011.

DOI: 10.1080/13614533.2011.593852


In recent years a significant amount of the literature in the field of librarianship has focused on providing greater access to library facilities to clients with disabilities. There has been constructive debate about accessible buildings, ergonomic design of library facilities, and assistive technologies; but, what of individual people with disabilities who wish to work in libraries? Does the concern for accessibility extend to their employment in the library workplace? What is happening in Irish academic libraries to accommodate them in their employment and achieve equality of opportunities?