The Social Computing event on the 22nd May is filling up rapidly so if you are interested please get your booking in.
There are still plenty of places left on the Deaf Awareness course on the 6th June. I think that this will be a very useful course for all types of libraries. Deaf people may have a low profile as library users as generally they can use our services with fewer problems than say Visually Impaired People or people with mobility problems. There are communication problems which need to be addressed but also this course will show that the Deaf community is a group with its own needs. Social exclusion often arises because of a lack of awareness of the needs of a group. I do hope that libraries in our area will recognise this and will encourage staff to attend this event.