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NLS-REPORTS  March 2006

NLS-REPORTS March 2006

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Re: Network Bulletin No. 06-08 (National Conference of Librarians Serving Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals, 2006--Agenda)

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NLS Documents for Network Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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I will be out of the office on consultant visits until Monday March 20th. If you need an immediate reply, please contact David Whittall ([log in to unmask]) the week of March 6 and Steve Prine ([log in to unmask]) the week of March 13. Thank you.

>>> "[log in to unmask]" 03/13/06 11:04 >>>

Network Bulletin No.  06-08

     

Date:       March 10, 2006


Subject:  National Conference of Librarians                           
Serving Blind and Physically                                          
Handicapped Individuals, 2006


Index Term: Agenda

Enclosed to assist you in planning your trip is a draft agenda for the National Conference of
Librarians Serving Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals, which will be held April 30-
May 4, 2006.  Please note that the conference will be preceded by a workshop, "Local Digital
Recording," on Saturday, April 29, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

You may register for either event at http://www.loc.gov/nls/networkdocs/ 
conference2006/index.html. Contact the Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, Maine, at 1-800-345-
5050 to make your reservations.  Be sure to mention that you are attending the National Library
Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped conference to receive the special rate of $77 for
a single or double, plus 7 percent tax (tax subject to change without notice).

Enclosure

For further information contact:   

Stephen Prine
Head, Network Services Section
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National Conference of Librarians Serving Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals
Sunday, April 30 - Thursday, May 4, 2006
                                
AGENDA (DRAFT)
                                
Sunday, April 30
                                
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Registration
Hotel Lobby
 
1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Welcome and Announcements
Vermont and New Hampshire Room
Frank Kurt Cylke, Director, NLS
Melora Norman, Director, Maine Library Services for the Blind and Handicapped
Stephen Prine, Conference Coordinator
                                
1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
NLS/BPH Update 
Frank Kurt Cylke, Director 
Michael Moodie, Deputy Director 

Materials Development Division
Robert E. Fistick, Acting Chief, Materials Development Division
Robert Axtell, Head, Bibliographic Control Section
John Bryant, Head, Production Control Section
Michael Katzmann, Head, Engineering Section
James R. Herndon, Head, Collection Development Section 
James Miller, Equipment Control Officer
Robert Norton, Head, Quality Assurance Section

Network Division
Carolyn Sung, Chief, Network Division
Judith Dixon, Consumer Relations Officer and Acting Head, Braille Development Section
John Hanson, Head, Music Section
Stephen Prine, Head, Network Services Section
Linda C. Redmond, Head, Reference Section
     
2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Break
                                
                                
             
3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
NLS/BPH Update, continued
Office of the Director
Jane Caulton, Acting Head, Publications and Media Section
Michael Martys, Automation Officer 

Volunteer Recognition Program
Hazel Day, TelecomPioneers 
Robert E. Fistick, Acting Chief, Materials Development Division 
   
4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Regional Conference Meetings
Midlands Conference
Massachusetts Room
Karen Kenninger, Chairperson, Iowa Regional Library

Northern Conference
Connecticut Room
Philip Wong-Cross, Chairperson, D.C. Regional Library

Southern Conference
Vermont/New Hampshire Room
Jerry Reynolds, Vice Chairperson, Jacksonville, Florida Subregional Library

Western Conference
Rhode Island Room
Bessie Oakes, Chairperson, Utah Regional Library

6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
Reception 
Portland Museum of Art 
Herman H.B. Meyer Memorial Literary Club and Declamatory Society 
Special guest: Chad Allen, "The Wandering Magician"

             
Monday, May 1
                                
7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Complimentary continental breakfast
                               
7:45 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Registration

                                
                            
                                
8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m.
                                
General Assembly
Vermont/New Hampshire Room
Pledge of Allegiance  
Rocco Fiorentino

The National Anthem 
Rocco Fiorentino 

Roll Call of the States
Gary Ray, North Carolina Regional Library

9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address
Speaker:  
Bobby Smith, Ph.D., author, Visions of Courage

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 
Break
                                
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Update: "Experience NLS" Public Outreach Campaign 
Presenter:  
Robert E. Fistick, Acting Chief, Materials Development Division

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Users' Perspectives: A Panel Discussion
Panel:
Chad Allen
Gary Ray
Bobby Smith, Ph.D.

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
A Digital Prelude
Panel:
Michael Moodie, Deputy Director
Michael Katzmann, Head, Engineering Section 
Gilles Pepin, President and Chief Executive Officer, HumanWare Canada

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Break

                                
3:30 p.m.- 4:10 p.m.
Western Conference
Commonalities
Connecticut Room 
Friends Groups 
Moderator:  John Mugford, New Mexico Regional Library
                    
Massachusetts Room                      
Public Relations on a Shoestring 
Moderators: Bessie Oakes and Jeri Openshaw, Utah Regional Library

Rhode Island Room 
Summer Reading Programs
Moderators: Dan Boyd and Connie Sullivan, South Dakota Regional Library

4:20 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sessions Repeat

6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Cruise of Casco Bay
Honorary Captain: Melora Norman
Ship leaves from Casco Cruise Line dock promptly at 6:30 p.m.

9:30 p.m.
Return to dock

Tuesday, May 2
7:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
                          
Registration

7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Complimentary continental breakfast

8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
General Assembly
Vermont/New Hampshire Room

"Moving to Digital: The Player, the Cartridge, the Container"
Introduction: 
Frank Kurt Cylke, Director

Speakers: 
Michael Moodie, Deputy Director
Michael Katzmann, Head, Engineering Section

                                
10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Transition Issues
Presenter: 
Jerry Ducrest, ManTech

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lunch
                                
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
A Maine Perspective
Presenter: 
Joseph Perham

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Buses to Augusta, Maine
                                
3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Tour of Maine Regional Library and State Museum
                                
4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Bus to Lake Cobbosseecontee

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Reception
Lake Cobbosseecontee, Augusta, Maine
Keystone Library Automation Services (KLAS)

7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Buses Return to Portland


Wednesday, May 3
National Automation Conference
Moderator: 
Michael Martys, Automation Officer

7:45 a.m-5:00 a.m.
Registration

7:45 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
Complimentary continental breakfast

                               
8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Automation Update
Moderator: 
Michael Martys, Automation Officer

Panel:
Lloyd Lewis, Automation Specialist
Martinez Majors, Information Technology Specialist
Sylvia Dye, CMLS Coordinator, Reference Section

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m -11:30 a.m.
Automation Update
Continued
                                
11:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m.
Download Status
Presenter: 
Neil Bernstein, Research and Development Officer, NLS

Noon-1:30 p.m.
Lunch

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Northern Conference Program
The Digital Divide and the Digital Divide; Say What?
Moderators:
Philip Wong-Cross, Washington, D.C., Regional Library 
Robert McBrien, New York Regional Library (NYC) 

Presenters: 
Brook Berry, Technology Training Coordinator, Office of Development, New York Public Library
Patrick Timony, Assistive Technology Coordinator, Adaptive Services Division, District of
Columbia Public Library


3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Break
                                
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
User Group Meetings
Massachusetts Room 
CUL
Moderator: Karen Kenninger, Iowa Regional Library

Vermont Room 
KLAS 
Moderator: Bessie Oakes, Utah Regional Library
                         
Connecticut Room 
READS 
Moderator: Stella Cone, North Dakota Regional Library

5:30 p.m. 
Buses to clambake at Fort Preble
                         
6:10 p.m.-8:40 p.m.
Clambake
                                
9:00 p.m.
Buses return to hotel

Thursday, May 4
           
8:00 a.m.-Noon
Registration
                                
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Complimentary continental breakfast
                                
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Southern Conference Program
Resource Sharing
Moderator: 
Jerry Reynolds, Jacksonville, Florida Subregional Library

Speakers: 
Fara Zaleski, Alabama Regional Library
Rahye Puckett, Mississippi Regional Library
Kim Charlson, Massachusetts Regional Library
Andrew Egan, Rhode Island Regional Library

                                
                                
10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
NFB NEWSLINE
Presenter: 
John Pare, National Federation of the Blind, Baltimore, Maryland

                                
                     
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
The Future of Cassettes 
Presenter: 
Alice Baker, Assistant Head, Production Control Section, NLS
                                                            
11:00 a.m.-Noon
The Digital Program: Questions and Answers
Panel:
Michael Moodie
Michael Martys 
Michael Katzmann
                        
Noon
Adjourn
     
1:00 p.m.
Post Conference Trip

1:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Buses to Watertown, Massachussetts
                               
3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Tour of Massachusetts Regional Library and museum at Perkins School for the Blind
                                
5:15 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Buses return to hotel in Portland, Maine
                                
                                
                                
                                
                                

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