University of Washington (University of Washington, The Information School)

Log Number: RE-252303-OLS-22

University of Washington’s Information School will research the capacity of libraries to recruit, onboard, retain, and advance neurodivergent librarians, who currently face barriers to inclusion in library workplaces. Activities will include conducting semi-structured interviews with neurodivergent librarians, library supervisors, and peer employees; conducting a nation-wide survey of neurodivergent librarians and neurotypical library supervisors and employees; creating a curricular module using participatory design; and delivering and assessing the module through workshops at ALA and three MLIS programs. The project team will produce a training program to be used by libraries and MLIS programs across the U.S. to foster neurodiversity inclusion and expand research on the experiences of neurodivergent librarians.
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