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Events

Exhibits at Conferences

NLS attends conferences nationwide to reach out to our current and potential patrons, their caregivers, and the professionals who work with them through organizations that serve these groups. The list below includes the conferences where NLS will be exhibited for the 2019 fiscal year. If we are in your area, please be sure to stop by and see us.  The 2019 schedule coming soon!

Orientation for Network Library Staff

Orientations for network librarians with training in audiobook production and equipment-repair workshops are held in March, June, and October. Contact (202) 707-9260 for more information.

Touch History

Verbal Description Tour of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building

Visitors with visual impairments are invited to experience a walking tour of the Thomas Jefferson Building. The Touch History tour is led by a specially trained docent, who uses vivid language to describe the building. Tours are the second Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Tours are by request as well. To sign up or for more information, contact Visitor Services at (202) 707-9779.

Past Events

Biennial Conference for Network Libraries

Demo: computer duplicates books onto cartridges that stack robotically in a caddy.

Reaching beyond the Gold: 2018 National Conference of Librarians Serving Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals. Learn more about the take-ways from the 2018 Conference.

Gateway to Knowledge: 2016 National Conference of Librarians Serving Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals. Learn more about 2016 Conference for Network Libraries.

Network Library of the Year Award

NLS holds an annual ceremony recognizing network regional and subregional libraries nominated by their constituents for providing outstanding service to their communities.

For 2017, Colorado Talking Book Library was named Network Library of the Year while Talking Books at Taylor Community Library was named Sub-regional Library/Advisory and Outreach Center of the Year.