Tuesday, December 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Warwick Public Library, Idea Studio
Speaker(s): Alicia Waters, Library Program Specialist, OLIS Talking Books Library and Jane Granatino, Head of Reference Services, Barrington Public Library
Reach out to those in your community who may not be able to come into your library, but can still enjoy and benefit from services your library provides.
Your library can establish an institutional account and become a BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) station for patrons in your community that cannot read standard print materials because of a visual impairment, blindness or physical handicap through the Talking Books Library (TBL), which administers a program of the National Library Service through the Library of Congress to provide materials and equipment free for qualified individuals.
Alicia will discuss the benefits of having an institutional account with TBL and how your library can become a downloading station. Jane will talk about how easy it is to use BARD and how the Barrington Public Library collaborates with their Senior Center to provide assistance with downloading digital books for their patrons.
Intended Audience: All library staff