Volunteer Staff

Julie Klauber
Julie Klauber is a co-founder of Disability Resources, managing editor of Disability Resources Monthly (DRM), and webmaster of The DRM Guide To Disability Resources on the Internet. During daylight hours, Julie is the Outreach Services Administrator of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System (Bellport, NY), where she has directed Talking Books Plus, the county’s library for the blind and physically handicapped, for over seventeen years. She has taught graduate courses in library and information services for people with disabilities, and conducted workshops and programs nationwide. Her articles on library resources and services for people with disabilities have been published in leading professional publications, including Library Journal, School Library Journal and American Libraries. Her handbook, AIDS Information for People with Disabilities; A Handbook for Information Providers in Libraries, AIDS Organizations, and Disability Organizations, is included in resource collections, bibliographies and databases throughout the world. Her resource guide, When the Print Is Too Small: Resources and Services for Older Adults with Visual Impairments in Suffolk County, won a national award from the American Association of Retired Persons and the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Julie is an active member of many disability and library organizations, and has received numerous awards and honors for her work. This year, Julie received the prestigious “LDA Award” from the Nassau and Suffolk County Library Associations and was included in the 2001 edition of Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World.
Avery Klauber
Avery Klauber, co-founder and executive director, has directed the public information departments of numerous nonprofit organizations, making information about complex health, safety, and social concerns accessible to both professionals and the general public. He has produced numerous brochures, newsletters, videotapes, and other informational materials. His most recent production, Zebra Mussels, was nominated for an Emmy Award, and has been broadcast on public television stations nationwide.
Sally Rosenthal
Sally Rosenthal, MSLS, OTR/L, contributing editor of DRM, is a former librarian and occupational therapist who left both professions due to deteriorating vision. In addition to her professional background, she has daily personal experience with a number of disabilities; she has cerebral palsy and retinopathy of prematurity, while her husband deals with paralysis and post-polio syndrome. The four formerly stray and abandoned cats who complete the Rosenthal family have no known disabilities. In addition to her work for Disability Resources, Sally is a regular contributor to a number of companion animal and disability rights publications in the U.S., England, and Canada.
Ruth Porfert
Ruth Porfert is DRM’s editorial assistant. During daylight hours, Ruth works with Julie in the Suffolk Cooperative Library System’s talking book program, where she serves as Volunteer Coordinator.
Barbara Olsen
Barbara Olsen works on a variety of special projects for Disability Resources – most recently, the compilation of the 1999 Disability Resources Monthly index, and the third edition of Disability Information at Your Fingertips. Barbara is a school library media specialist who works with children with special needs. Barbara is also a member of the Disability Resources Board of Directors.