[NFBC-Info] Braille and Talking Book User Advisory Council Recruitment

Shannon Dillon shannonldillon at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 22:23:24 UTC 2019

Please see the following information if you are interested in serving
on the Braille and Talking Book User Advisory Council. Please share
this email widely.

The California Braille and Talking Book Library (BTBL), the National
Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) Northern California
Regional Library serving blind/low vision residents and persons with
other print disabilities in 43 Nor Cal counties, is seeking applicants
for its Braille and Talking Book Library User Advisory Council (BUAC)
for the 2020 calendar year. To find a list of the 43 counties, please
visit http://www.library.ca.gov/btbl/apply/.

The BUAC desires a strong representation of the richly diverse range
of ethnic, cultural, and print disability demographics in Northern
California.  Patrons who are U.S. Veterans, bilingual Spanish
speakers, persons of color, persons with organic reading disabilities
such as dyslexia, young adults, parents of minors with print
disabilities, and patrons who possess other physical disabilities that
prevent them from reading conventional print are strongly encouraged
to apply.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to explore the Council by-laws
and online application form on our web page:
http://www.library.ca.gov/btbl/advisory-council/, and apply. There is
always a possibility of bringing new members on mid-year so please
feel free to apply anytime.

The BTBL User Advisory Council meets four times per year with all
travel expenses paid/reimbursed to convene at the California State
Library in Sacramento, with the occasional option to participate via
teleconference. Council member terms last for 2 years.

The purpose of the Council is to provide advice to the California
State Library (CSL) and BTBL. Council members have the opportunity to
advise and make recommendations to BTBL and CSL management for
improvements to library services. The Council is not a policy-making

The BUAC Recruitment and Selection Committee will review applications.
The first meeting of the calendar year generally takes place in

For more information, please visit
http://www.library.ca.gov/btbl/advisory-council/, email
btbl at library.ca.gov or call (800) 952-5666 (Toll free in CA).

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