Webinar: Service Animals in the Library with Kodi Miller

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Date(s) - 05/19/2020
10:00 am CDT - 11:00 am CDT

Get the facts about service animals from a service dog handler and her dog, who both work in a public library. Myths, scams, and conflicts surrounding service animals are on the rise. It is important for managers, public services staff, and patrons to know the distinctions between service, companion, and therapy animals and why the difference can matter.

All libraries may have patrons or staff with service dogs or miniature horses (yes, horses!), so Academic, Public, School and Special Libraries’ staff need to know the laws and how to interact with service animals and their handlers. Library staff also need to understand policies and requirements when a coworker has a service animal. This class will review the laws and best practices for talking with patrons or students who bring any kind of animal into the library.

Kodi Miller is a Library Assistant II at the Boca Raton Public Library, and an Accessibility Consultant. Alongside her service animal, Piper, she loves to share her passion and knowledge about accessibility, invisible disabilities, and promoting education about service animals and the role they play in our society. She is involved in various aspects of the community, presenting for local Park Rangers and Community Centers across the city. After presenting at the Florida Library Association Conference, Kodi has been working with libraries across Florida to help spread the word on how easy accessibility can be to fit your library’s needs.

Registration Closed

No more seats are available for this webinar. The recording will be on our website within 48 hours after the live event. You can also send us an email and we’ll let you know when the recording is available.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.