Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

DOI

10.5860/llm.v34i3.7376

Publication Title

Library Leadership & Management

Volume

34

Issue

3

Pages

6 pp.

Abstract

Autism prevalence is growing, and autistic people themselves are important in the library and information science field, both as library patrons and employees. Including them in all stages of research about the neurodivergent experience is valuable, and their input and participation is increasingly used in technology research, particularly usability studies. Neurodivergent persons also have unique abilities that align with a wide array of information professions and accommodations can be made that allow them to thrive in the workplace. It is critical that meaningful involvement of autistic individuals is a component of making policy at all levels.

Comments

"Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access)"

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Original Publication Citation

Everhart, N., & Anderson, A. M. (2020). Research participation and employment for autistic individuals in library and information science: A review of the literature. Library Leadership & Management, 34(3), 6 pp. https://doi.org/10.5860/llm.v34i3.7376

ORCID

0000-0001-5503-3940 (Anderson)

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