NLS Operations Alert


No. 18-76


DATE          :    October 2, 2018

TO                :    Network Libraries

FROM         :    Meredith Beckhardt, Head, Reference Section

SUBJECT   :    New documents released in September 2018



The following new or revised documents are available from NLS:


On the NLS website:

Application for Free Library Service: Individuals, in English, 2018

Braille and Large-Print Calendars, 2019

Dogs: Care and Feeding minibibliography, 2018

Magnifying Devices, 2018

Uncontracted Braille minibibliography, 2018


At the multistate centers:

Application for Free Library Service: Individuals, 2018 (FR101)

Digital Audiobook Players and Braille Book Readers, 2018, braille (CR032B)


We are pleased to announce that the NLS Studio recorded an audio file (MP3) of our Blindness and Visual Impairments: Information and Assistance Organizations Reference Guide. Please contact Meredith Beckhardt for a 3GP audio file (NLS format) if you would like to download this reference guide onto a cartridge that has navigation markers. We hope to create a few more audio files of our more popular reference guides over the next year.


BONUS: NLS received 15 braille copies of each of the 2018 editions of What You Need to Know When You Get Retirement or Survivors Benefits and Retirement Benefits from the Social Security Administration. If you are interested in a copy, please contact the Reference Section.


For your convenience when ordering publications, please find attached a list of all current Reference Section publications with their stock numbers.


Attachment: NLS Reference Guides handout [MS Word (DOCX)/ 3 p.]        


For more information, contact:

Meredith Beckhardt

Head, Reference Section

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