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Revised Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 2011
ASCLA (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8595-3
Publisher: ASCLA
Price: $35.00
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88 pages
8.5" x 11"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8595-3
Year Published: 2012
These standards and guidelines, which build upon previous editions, are intended to help LC/NLS network libraries serving the blind and physically handicapped maintain the best service levels for eligible individuals and organizations. The goal is to provide appropriate service standards for the development, deployment, and evolution of LC/NLS network library services and activities, including direct patron services, collection development and management, outreach efforts, the production of local materials, and more. The addition of the section on BARD is a major addition to this edition as well as changes to staffing guidelines which are more in line with the current reality of staffing levels at the network libraries.
Table of Contents

1. Provision of Services
2. Resource Development and Management
3. Public Education and Outreach
4. Consulting Services
5. Volunteers and Internship Programs
6. Administration and Organization
7. Budget and Funding
8. Planning and Evaluation     
9. Policies and Procedures
10. Reports
11. Personnel
12. Research and Development
13. BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download)

1.    Personnel
2.    Space

A.    Statement of Principles and Considerations
B.    LC/NLS Service Eligibility Criteria
C.    Lending Agency Service Agreement for Sound Reproducers and Other Reading Equipment
D.    Pratt-Smoot Act and Major Amendments
E.    ALA Library Bill of Rights and Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records
F.    ALA Policy on Services for People with Disabilities

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