The Accessibility and Disability Studies Collection (ADS) supports the current information, instruction, and research needs of MSU faculty, students and staff as well as visiting researchers and the general public.
The multidisciplinary nature of the collection can help inform research in the arts, education, law, medicine, and social sciences.
The Collection may be especially relevant for students in MSU’s rehabilitation counseling graduate programs, which focus on the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to collaborate in a professional relationship with people who have disabilities.
The Collection emphasizes the work of disability scholars and authors who identify as disabled.
The Collection focuses on current materials - historical materials will generally not be selected for the ADS fund.
Titles that may be considered part of the ADS Collection are also located in the Children's & Young Adult Literature section.
History of the collection & collection strengths
An Accessibility and Disability Studies (ADS) Collection fund was established in 2021.
Before 2021, Accessibility and Disability Studies materials were acquired through other collection activities and funds (education, social work, etc.).
A further analysis of existing and new ADS acquisitions is needed to determine collection strengths.