Georgia Library for Accessible Statewide Services at Georgia Public Library Service
Pat Herndon has worked in libraries in Georgia since 1983. Her library career has been a diverse journey including time spent in libraries affiliated with hospitals. During that time she established the Noble Learning Resource Center, the patient education and professional library at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. While in this position Pat became interested in library services for people with special needs. Following her eight years at Shepherd Center, Pat worked for nine years as a Branch Manager with Gwinnett County Public Library. Her experience working in special libraries, serving persons with physical impairments and her experience in public libraries provided a background and a passion for her new role as Director of GLASS: Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services. In 2016, Pat organized and hosted the first Georgia Accessibility Conference for Librarians. This three-day intensive conference was a major accomplishment. Librarians from across the state of Georgia gained vital knowledge about resources, tools and techniques for effectively serving patrons with disabilities.
Saturday, January 21
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM