DATE : September 3, 2004
TO: Network Libraries
FROM: Robert Fistick
Subject : Press Releases
NLS inadvertently failed to send network libraries a timely copy of a press release
announcing the appointment of Jean Moss as the NLS digital projects coordinator. The
press release was sent to the libraries after it was sent to the media. We apologize for
any inconvenience this may have caused you and plan to provide advance notice in the
The press release is a precursor to twelve monthly announcements that will be sent to
media outlets in your state. These releases will outline progress in the development of
the digital talking book and detail budgetary contributions by the United States Postal
Service and the Library of Congress to your state's effort to provide reading materials to
blind and physically handicapped residents.
The first press release generated the interest of various broadcast and print media
across the country. In many cases, network libraries were asked to provide additional
information about their library services by their local newspapers and/or radio stations.
To ensure that appropriate individuals at your library receive advance notice of NLS
press releases and are prepared for possible media contacts, please send their
name(s) and e-mail address(es) to <[log in to unmask]> by Friday, September 10, 2004.
Thank you for your cooperation.
For more information contact:
Head, Publications and Media Section
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