Blindness, Vision, Physical:• Doctors of medicine, doctors of osteopathy• Ophthalmologists, optometrists• Registered nurses, therapists• Professional staff of hospitals, institutions, and public or private welfare agencies (e.g., social workers, case workers, counselors, rehabilitation teachers, and superintendents).• And…
Blind, Vision, Physical• In the absence of any of these, certification may be made by professional librarians or by any person whose competence under specific circumstances is acceptable to the Library of Congress.
Reading Disability• doctors of medicine• doctors of osteopathy – who may consult with colleagues in associated disciplines
• Apply for services: http://njsltbbc.org/application• Repeats definitions for eligibility• Includes list of people who may certify• Only by mail• Original signatures – Clearly identify yourself
Application• Name• Address• Age• Materials• Selection & sending materials – Frequency – Subjects – Sex, violence, strong language
What is Available• “In specialized formats” – Braille – Audiobooks• Machine to listen to audiobooks• Large Print – Children’s and teen books
Requests Come In• Telephone• Email• Mail• Paper Catalog Request• Online Catalog
New Books• Catalog at www.loc.gov/nls/catalog• Talking Book Topics at www.loc.gov/nls/tbt/index.html• Braille Book Review at www.loc.gov/nls/bbr/index.html• Magazines at www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/magazines.ht ml