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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.

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.