Disability Studies: Resources for Library Staff

This guide shows holdings of the University of Utah libraries related to disability, as well as additional information about best practices for working with patrons with disabilities.


Lorelei Rutledge, Librarian, J. Willard Marriott Library

Lorelei Rutledge is an assistant librarian in Research and Information Services as the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library. As the library's liaison to the University of Utah's Center for Disability Services, she is dedicated to providing excellent service to patrons of varying ability levels. Her other interests include library assessment and cultural competence. 

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, Senior Librarian for Teen Services, Salt Lake County Library

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is the Senior Librarian for Teen Services as Salt Lake County Library. Carrie works on a variety of outreach and programming projects, and has a passion for working with the under-served population, especially those with disabilities. She was recently awarded the Utah Librarian of her year for her work creating and promoting special needs programs in libraries. She currently runs Schoolage Sensory Fun, a program designed to promote literacy among older youth with special needs.

Jacob Reed, Programmer/Analyst, J. Willard Marriott Library

Jacob Reed is a programmer and analyst at J. Willard Marriott Library. His interests include accessible technologies and accessible web design. 

Webinar about Special Needs Sensory Story Time

Check out this webinar from Carrie Rogers-Whitehead about Special Needs Sensory Storytime at the Salt Lake County Libraries. Sponsored by the Utah State Library as part of the ILEAD-Utah program.

Webinar about Working with Patrons with Disabilities

These tutorials by University of Utah Staff illustrates best practices for working with patrons with disabilities. The first illustrates best practices for working with patrons with impairments, while the second illustrates best practices for interacting with people with disabilities in a culturally competent manner.

Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library