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Network Bulletin No. 02-23



Date:  July 26, 2002


Subject:    Staff, Network

Index term:   2003 schedule of
orientation for network staff


A three-day orientation program about NLS services is
available on-site in Washington, D.C., for network staff.
This comprehensive overview gives participants an
opportunity to meet NLS staff with whom they frequently
communicate, to gain a deeper understanding of NLS
operations and services, and to meet colleagues from around
the network.  In June an optional fourth day offers a
machine-repair workshop.  Participants will meet with
representatives from each of the NLS divisions, sections,
and offices, with time allotted for questions.  Participants
are expected to attend the entire program.  A sample
schedule is available at
<http://www.loc.gov/nls/nlm/4_6_OrientationSchedule.html>.
Each participant can choose two "Experience NLS" sessions.
These are one-hour in-depth sessions on timely NLS topics
such as Internet accessibility, selection for the national
collection, and the International Union Catalog.  A tour of
the Library of Congress buildings on Capitol Hill is also
part of the orientation.

The calendar year 2003 orientation schedule is:

March 12-14, Wednesday-Friday
June 10-12, Tuesday-Thursday
(plus Friday, June 13, machine-repair workshop)
October 22-24, Wednesday-Friday

The 1995 __Revised Standards and Guidelines of Service__
(11.9), published by the American Library Association,
supports sending appropriate staff members who have
completed at least six months on the job to an NLS
orientation.

To register staff members for an orientation, please contact
David Whittall at  (202) 707-9258 or <[log in to unmask]>.
Several weeks prior to the orientation he will send a
confirmation letter to your library with a schedule, a list
of local accommodations, and an "Experience NLS" request
form.

For further information contact:

David Whittall
Network Consultant