Recorded by: Will Reed
NLS Staff Present:
Richard Smith, Chief, Network Division
Vickie Collins, Head, Network Services Section
Steve Prine, Assistant Chief, Network Division
Will Reed, Midlands Conference
Shellie Zeigler, Southern Conference
Susan Westin, Western Conference
Kim Charlson, Northern Conference
Conference Chair Questions and Discussion Points:
Will: Back in October, NLS asked Chairs to get feedback from their conference regarding the small number of questions being asked during the national forum phone call. NLS was concerned that the network was hesitant to go on record asking questions. From the Midlands members who responded:
More feedback on the small number of questions being asked include:
Will: Discussion on the purpose of the monthly Conference Chairs meetings.
Under the current format:
Questions and requests from the network for the next national conference monthly call can be emailed to NLS.
Will: Discussion on how the Conference Chairs meeting minutes should be about the Conference Chairs meeting business, not a record for responses to the national forum call.
Questions for the NLS monthly telephone forum:
Midlands: Will there be any provisions made to listen to programs from the conference for those who cannot travel to San Francisco? Will there be any access to conference program content other than attending in person?
Western: An update on distribution of transparent mailing containers would be appreciated.
Western/Southern: Status of the action item of “NLS will provide some phrasing” for regional librarians to use in justifying the lodging costs for the 2016 Biennial in San Francisco. At one time NLS stated they would provide some phrasing for regional librarians to help justify the San Francisco 2016 Biennial lodging costs. Any progress on this?
Southern: When can libraries expect to see delivery of the clear containers for the peach cartridges?
Southern: Any news on shipping XESS Braille overseas?