Network Bulletin No. 04-21
Date: March 26, 2004
Subject: National Conference of Librarians Serving Blind and Physically
Serving Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals, 2004
Index term: Agenda and registration information
Enclosed for your information is an updated draft agenda for the 2004 National Conference of Librarians
Serving Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals to be held in Rapid City, South Dakota, May 2-6.
The conference will be preceded by a workshop on Saturday, May 1, entitled "Doing More with Less,"
to be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
You must make reservations at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn no later than March 30, 2004. When
calling the hotel to make reservations, ask to speak to Jeri Deschamp. The hotel telephone number is
(605) 348-4000. Daily room rate is $55 single or double, plus $4.31 tax.
Please register before the end of March online at
Table for shared information
Brochures, bibliographies, handbooks, or other materials that you wish to have displayed or shared with
other conferees may be brought to the conference registration table. You may bring a few copies or
enough for everyone. We expect approximately 175 persons to attend.
Also enclosed is a bibliography of books written by Eric Kraft, the keynote speaker at this year's
conference. Under separate cover, the first draft revision of the 1995 Standards is being sent to the
network for discussion at the conference.
For further information contact:
Head, Network Services Section
Telephone: (202) 707-9245
Fax: (202) 707-0712
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
[Attachment: This bulletin contained print attachments that were mailed to network
on March 26, 2004.]
Eric Kraft: A Bibliography
Little Follies: The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences and Observations of
Peter Leroy (So Far) RC 36556
Grown-up Peter Leroy embellishes upon events of his childhood in a small long Island
clamming community. A highly imaginative, naive, perfectionist, young Peter struggles
to comprehend the unusual relatives, neighbors, teachers, and children in his life.
Originally published as an eight-part serial novel. 1982.
Herb 'n' Lorna: A Love Story RC 29834
When Peter Leroy is bequeathed a small box containing meticulously crafted, animated,
erotic jewelry, he begins a journey through his grandparents' lifelong romance. Brought
together through their artistic ability, Herb and Lorna seemed to have had a normal
married life. But, in the end, what appeared on the surface to be an ordinary life was
one full of constant surprises. Some descriptions of sex. 1988.
Where Do You Stop? The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences and
Observations of Peter Leroy (Continued) RC 36897
Peter Leroy's sixth-grade year centers around a fascinating but never-ending science
paper. But he still has time to build a lighthouse, lust after older women, and bug his
grandfather (who is sharecropping a miniature wheat field in Peter's yard) to submit his
inventions to a television show. 1992.
What a Piece of Work I Am: A Confabulation RC 41170
Peter Leroy tells the story of the imaginary sister of his imaginary childhood friend.
Ariane helps Peter's grandfather with his dying wife and tries to understand the couple's
devotion. Later, Ariane turns herself into a performance piece for paying audiences and
eventually for herself. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1994.
At Home with the Glynns: The Personal History, Adventures, Experiences and
Observations of Peter Leroy (Continued) RC 42994
Peter Leroy, almost twelve, is captivated by the twin daughters of the neighboring
Glynns, but his first task is to gain the confidence of their bohemian parents, an artists
and a poet. Peter's involvement in art heightens both his aesthetic and sexual
awareness. Descriptions of sex. 1995
Leaving Small's Hotel RC 48458
Peter Leroy and his wife Albertine's ownership of Small's Hotel is in jeopardy. Their
latest scheme to save the inn involves nightly readings from Peter's memoirs for their
guests. Soon the listeners begin finding ways they can fit into the plan. Some strong
Eric Kraft maintains a web site where he sells his work in print, e-book, CD, and MP3
There is a large amount of material available online for free, including essays about the
series, and a page on which Kraft answers questions from readers. Sample chapters
from several novels are also available, in some cases the first half of the book. Kraft is
in the process of making commercial recordings of his work and intends to add free
MP3 samples to the site as each title is completed.