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Advisory Committee to the Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service

Nebraska Library Commission
1200 N Street, Suite 120
Meadowlark Room
Lincoln, Nebraska
Friday, June 7, 2013, 9:30 a.m.


Main agenda items for the June 7, 2013 meeting include the following but may be modified at such meeting:

  • Welcome; Introductions.
  • Minutes of the last meeting.
  • Recommendation concerning PR subcommittee. Our previous discussion regarding our bylaws revisions lead to a considering of how to organize a PR subcommittee. Linda, Shelly, and Brad were asked to form a recommendation regarding this.
  • The national audio magazines, formerly on cassette, are now being circulated by Library of Congress on flash cartridge. Each magazine cartridge typically contains more than one magazine. The software loaded in the players contains a Bookshelf feature in order to navigate from one magazine to another and then to select the desired magazine. Some borrowers find Bookshelf confusing. What can we do to help them?
  • Staff recently attended the Western Conference of Librarians Serving Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals. We will brief you on the highlights.
  • We have produced a short YouTube video entitled Talking Books: Here, Now, as an outreach tool to school resource teachers, school librarians, and qualifying students. The YouTube was distributed statewide through several listservs late winter and will be sent out again late summer. What else can we do to make use of this outreach tool?
    Talking Books: Here, Now
  • We are planning on conducting another borrower survey and would like to find a way to increase the response rate so our sample size is representative of our readership and the results are more reliable. What strategies might we use to increase our survey response rate?
  • Other items.
  • Date for fall meeting; Adjournment.

For more information contact Scott Scholz, Director, Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service.
Scott Scholz

For more information, contact Scott Scholz.