DC Public Library’s Adaptive Services Named Named Network Library of the Year by National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
From the DC Public Library:
The DC Public Library’s Adaptive Services Division has been named “Network Library of the Year” by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a division of the Library of Congress.
Based in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the Adaptive Services Division was honored for its work promoting independent reading and learning; its innovative use of technology and its record of satisfied customers.
In 2012, the Adaptive Services Division served 856 individual customers, institutions, and organizations; circulated 32,219 braille and talking books and other items; and had 200 volunteers who contributed 3,253 service hours. Several times a year, visitors from national and international organizations come to study how the division serves District.
The Network Library of the Year award carries a $1,000 cash prize. The Adaptive Services Division is one of two honorees this year. Brevard County, Florida was honored as regional library of the year.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.