Buckland-Brown takes part in training

Several times each year, the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Disabled brings together new staff members from throughout its cooperating network of local libraries for Orientation, a multi-day event that allows librarians to see firsthand how NLS operates and share their own experiences with NLS staff–and each other. This session the enthusiastic group included attendees from DC, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Utah, and Virginia. Lynn Buckland-Brown, from Marquette’s Great Lakes Talking Books Advisory and Outreach Center, participated in this three-day training. She visited the recording studio and all of the other NLS departments. The group also toured the Library of Congress. NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS offers books the way you want them: in braille or audio formats, mailed to your door for free, or instantly downloadable. NLS works to ensure that all may read by providing eligible patrons access to NLS materials regardless of age, economic circumstances, or technical expertise. If you or someone you know would like to know more about this program, contact Great Lakes Talking Books at tb@greatlakestalkingbooks.org or call at 1-800-562-8985, Ext. 0.