NLS Operations Alert


No. 18-42


DATE          :    April 13, 2018

TO                :    Network Libraries

FROM         :    Stephen Prine, Assistant Chief, Network Division

SUBJECT   :    Schedule NLS visits in FY 2019



NLS is now planning for travel for the next fiscal year, from October 1, 2018, to September 30, 2019. We rely on your input in our planning process. If you would like an NLS staff member to visit your library for a specific purpose, please submit your request on the enclosed form, noting the month and/or specific dates, and return it by April 30, 2018.


If at all possible, please avoid requesting visits for October as it is a difficult month for NLS staff to travel because of the fiscal-year budget transition.


Network Services consultants’ visit all regional libraries every two years as funds permit. Consultant visits can be scheduled in conjunction with local consumer, volunteer, or professional events, but we need to know these dates well in advance. Funds do not permit us to make consultant visits to subregional libraries or outreach and advisory centers.


NLS representatives are also available for workshops and special events. These include audiobook production training, consumer advisory committee meetings, volunteer recognition ceremonies, machine-repair workshops, narrator training workshops, outreach activities, regional/subregional library meetings, and open houses or dedications. We will also consider other events. Please provide as much information as possible about the type of visit desired. Requests received after April 30, 2018, will be considered only as schedules and funds permit.


Please indicate your preferences on the attached form and email it to [log in to unmask] or fax it to (202) 707-0712, Attn: Stephen Prine.


For more information contact:

Stephen Prine

Assistant Chief, Network Division

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