Network Bulletin

            No:      12-06

         Date:   March 27, 2012

    Subject:   ALA Standards

Enclosed for each regional and subregional library and separate machine-lending agency is a copy of the American Library Association (ALA) Revised Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 2011, as promised in Operations Alert 12-04, February 1, 2012.

This publication is the evaluation tool used by network consultants on their biennial regional library visits.

An electronic version of the revised standards is available on the Network Library Services website,, under Selected Reports and Documents, Documents for Netowrk Libraries.

Network libraries may purchase additional copies from the American Library Assocation.

                     [Enclosure: A print enclosure of the ALA Revised Standards... was mailed to the network on March 23, 2011.]

For more information contact:   Stephen Prine
                                                   Assistant Chief, Network Division
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