Network Bulletin No: 07-37

Date:       August 10, 2007

Subject:    Staff, Network                                            

Index term:   2008 schedule of orientation for network staff

A three-day, in-depth orientation program about NLS services is available in Washington, D.C. to
network staff.  This comprehensive overview gives participants an opportunity to gain a deeper
understanding of NLS operations and services, to interact with NLS staff, and to meet colleagues from
around the network.  Participants will be briefed on NLS functions by representatives from each of its
divisions, sections, and offices, with time allotted for questions.  In addition, each registrant may choose
two one-hour, in-depth "Experience NLS" sessions on timely NLS topics such as Internet accessibility,
selection for the national collection, the Comprehensive Mailing List System (CMLS), or the
International Union Catalog.  A tour of the Library of Congress buildings on Capitol Hill is also part of
the orientation.  A sample schedule is available at 
Participants are expected to attend the entire program.

The 2008 orientation schedule is:

March 12 14, Wednesday Friday
June 18 20, Wednesday Friday
October 22 24, Wednesday Friday

The 2005 Revised Standards and Guidelines of Service (Standard 11.10), published by the American
Library Association, endorses 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 Deborah Toomey at   (202) 707-9301 or
[log in to unmask]  Several weeks prior to orientation registered participants will be sent a confirmation
letter, a schedule, a list of local accommodations, and an "Experience NLS" request form.

For further information contact:   

Deborah Toomey
Network Consultant
(202) 707-9301
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