NLS Operations Alert
DATE : October 14, 2021
TO : Network Libraries
FROM : Alice O’Reilly, Chief, Collections Division
SUBJECT : Collections Conference and Working Groups
We want to thank everyone for a successful Collections Conference, which was held virtually on Tuesday, October 5. The day was full of engaging discussions, covering a broad spectrum of topics relating to collection development, cataloging, book production, and reader advisory activities. There were approximately 140 attendees, representing NLS and all regions of the partnering network of libraries.
During the conference, we introduced the idea of forming working groups around topics of shared interest. We are excited for these collaborative groups, which present the opportunity to guide Collections Division projects and policies with direct input from our amazing colleagues across the network of partnering libraries. The planned working groups and associated contact are listed below:
· Print/Braille Committee; contact Jill Garcia, [log in to unmask] AND register for LBPH-Youth listserv: https://lists.more.net/mailman/listinfo/lbph-youth
We envision these working groups, co-led by one NLS chair and one network library chair, who will host regular virtual meetings throughout the year and report out to a wider audience during the NLS National Conference and future Collections Conferences. We invite any interested network library and NLS staff to join these groups. If you would like to volunteer and have your supervisor approval, please reach out to the contacts listed above. Thank you to all that have already expressed interest. You can expect to hear from an NLS representative in the next few weeks, as these working groups take shape.
For more information, contact:
Chief, Collections Division