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NLS Operations Alert

No. 20-54

DATE         :  August 19, 2020
TO             :  Network Libraries
FROM        :  Zaneta Watson, Head, Production Control Section
SUBJECT  :  Update on NLS-produced sports schedules in braille


The COVID-19 pandemic has modified the schedules of most professional sports. However, due to timing and contract constraints, it is not feasible for NLS to reproduce the modified schedules in braille.

For your reference, here is a list of the NLS-produced schedules and their current status:

Baseball

  *   NLB 2020 season, originally produced March 2020: NLS will not be reproducing.
  *   ALB 2020 season, originally produced March 2020: NLS will not be reproducing.
  *   MLB 2020 season, originally produced March 2020: NLS will not be reproducing.

Basketball

  *   NBA 2019-2020 season, originally produced October 2019: NLS will not be reproducing.
  *   WNBA 2020 season, originally produced May 2020: NLS will not be reproducing.

Football
NFL 2020-2021 season, originally produced June 2020: As of today, this schedule is up-to-date.

Hockey

  *   NHL 2019-2020 season: The 2019-2020 play-off schedule will not be produced.
  *   NHL 2020-2021 season: NLS will produce the season schedule when it is finalized.

We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage Network Libraries and patrons to acquire the updated schedules via an accessible online outlet, such as Siriusxm.com. Network Libraries and patrons are also encouraged to use search engines such as Google for free and up-to-date sports schedules.

For more information, please contact:
Zaneta Watson
Head, Production Control Section
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