NLS Operations Alert No. 19-15


DATE                     :               March 1, 2019

TO                          :               Network Libraries

FROM                   :               Meredith Beckhardt, Head, Reference Section

SUBJECT               :               New documents released in February 2019


The following new or revised documents are available from NLS:


On the NLS website:

Minibibliography: Booker Prize

Minibibliography: NASA: Fiftieth Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Overseas Outlook, July–December 2018

Producers of Accessible Reading Materials, 2018


On the Network Library Services website:

Focus on Native Americans, 19-01


At the multistate centers:

News, October–December 2018, braille format (MS4148B)

Talking Book Topics, January–February 2019 (CA5163)


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.


The Reference Section also has two guides that have been narrated by the NLS Studio. Blindness and Visual Impairments: Information and Assistance Organizations and Bibles and Other Sacred Writings are available in MP3 format on the NLS website. You may also request a copy of the 3GP audio file (NLS format), which has navigation markers and can be used as a master for duplication, by contacting Meredith Beckhardt at [log in to unmask]


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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