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 2018 fiscal year. If we are in your area, please be sure to stop by and see us.
Music Library Association
Portland, Oregon | January 31-February 4, 2018
American Library Association (Midwinter Conference)
Denver, Colorado | February 9-13, 2018
Public Library Association
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | March 20-24, 2018
American Foundation for the Blind
Oakland, California | April 5-7, 2018
American Occupational Therapy Association
Salt Lake City, Utah | April 19-22, 2018
National Association of Activity Professionals
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | April 24-27, 2018
Assisted Living Federation of America
San Diego, California | May 14-16, 2018
American Library Association (National Conference)
New Orleans, Louisiana | June 21-26, 2018
American Council of the Blind
St. Louis, Missouri | June 29-July 6, 2018
National Federation of the Blind
Orlando, Florida | July 3-8, 2018
Disabled American Veterans
Reno, Nevada | July 14-17, 2018
Association on Higher Education and Disability
Albuquerque, New Mexico | July 16-21, 2018
National Council on Independent Living
Washington, DC | July 23-26, 2018
Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Reno, Nevada | July 25-29, 2018
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Chicago, Illinois | July 28-August 1, 2018
Abilities Expo: South
Houston, Texas | August 6-8, 2018
American Association of Diabetes Educators
Baltimore, Maryland | August 17-20, 2018
Blinded Veterans Association
Reno, Nevada | August 13-17, 2018
Orientation for Network Library Staff
Orientations for network librarians with training in audiobook production and equipment-repair workshops are held in January, March, June, and October. Contact (202) 707-9260 for more information.
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.
Biennial Conference for Network Libraries
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.