July 22, 2014

Outreach

Under New York State Education Law, ß 273 1 h (1), and Commissioner’s Regulations 90.3, Public Library Systems provide Coordinated Outreach Library Services directly and through their member libraries to New Yorkers who are most in need and who often are not regular library users.

Program Basics
I. Each System must employ at least one full-time, certified librarian with expertise in providing public library outreach service.

II. Each System provides service to all or some of the following target populations:
• Blind/Physically Disabled
• Aged
• Developmentally or learning disabled
• Institutionalized
• Members of ethnic/minority groups in need of special services
• Educationally Disadvantaged
• Unemployed/Underemployed
• Geographically isolated

III. Each System maintains a Coordinated Outreach Services Advisory Group which meets at least twice a year, includes 5-11 members, and includes members of the target population groups and agencies who work with these groups within the system’s service area, and one director of a member library. Council members are to serve three-year terms.

                                                                                   Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System
                                                                   Coordinated Outreach Services Advisory Council members

Lance Chaffee, Director, Olean Public Library
Marie Carrubba, Executive Director, Southwestern Independent Living Center Inc.
Lisa Goodell, Director, Chautauqua Blind Association
Leonard Liguori, Executive Director, Directions in Independent Living, Inc.
Martha Paulson, Service Coordinator, Lutheran Social Services
Joyce Golden, Learning Navigator, Erie 2 BOCES and the Family Learning Zone at Gateway

Services for Member Libraries and residents of Chautaqua and Cattaraugus counties:
> BARD: Braille & Audio Reading Download
> Bifolkal Kits
> Correctional Facilities:
The New York State provides the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System with funds to serve the correctional institutions in the area. Books, magazines, newspapers and reference materials are purchased with these funds for the Chautauqua County and the Cattaraugus County jails and the Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility in Brocton. Full Interlibrary Loan services are also available.
> Deposit Collections
> Large Print
> Special Needs
> Talking Books

Talking Book Service:
Guide to Library Services

> For adults not in a nursing home or adult day care,
please download and print the following individual application:
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/applicationadult.pdf

> For children and youth who need Talking Books,
please download and print this form:
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/app-youth.pdf

> For institutions (nursing homes, adult day care centers),
please download and print this form for your institution:
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/app-institution.pdf

Disability Connection: 10 Things You Need to Know about the ADA

> ADA Requirements: Wheelchairs, Mobility Aids, and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices

> ADA Requirements: Effective Communication