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Information about CNIBLibraryServices

Published on March 12, 2008

Author: brod


Welcome to the CNIB Library :  Welcome to the CNIB Library Presenters:  Presenters Susan Ewing Director, CNIB Library Services Arline Hachey Provincial Manager, CNIB Client Services, New Brunswick Jim Noseworthy CNIB Technical Aids/System Support Tania Usova Manager, CNIB Library Reader Services Today’s session:  Today’s session CNIB in Atlantic Canada CNIB Library Services Service Overview DAISY Talking Books - Demonstration CNIB Digital Library - Introduction Your questions and experiences Slide4:  CNIB Atlantic Canada Clients Children, Youth, Working Aged Adults & Seniors CNIB Atlantic Canada Statistics:  CNIB Atlantic Canada Statistics 10,827 clients 1,800 library users 968 new clients in 2005 CNIB Strategy:  CNIB Strategy To empower people who are living with vision loss to participate fully in all aspects of daily living CNIB services are designed to meet the changing needs of our clients and to show the community how they can be a part of that process CNIB Services:  Counseling and referral Independent Living Skills Orientation and mobility Vision rehabilitation Technical aids & Technology CNIB Library CNIB Services Counseling & Referral:  Counseling & Referral Providing support and consultation to individuals and family members to help them cope with the emotional aspects associated with vision loss Independent Living Skills:  Independent Living Skills Rehabilitation teachers provide instruction in daily living activities that promote independence Communication skills Personal management Home management Leisure activities Independent Living Skills:  Independent Living Skills Daily Living Skills Independent Living Skills:  Independent Living Skills Learning Braille Orientation & Mobility:  Orientation & Mobility The CNIB Orientation and Mobility instructor can enable a person with vision loss to travel independently with safety and confidence by teaching independent travel skills, like white cane techniques Low Vision Services:  Low Vision Services Low Vision Specialists teach visually impaired clients to effectively use their remaining vision This may include appropriate optical (e.g. magnifiers) and non-optical aids (e.g. lighting) to help the client reach his or her goals such as reading Low Vision assessments :  Low Vision assessments Optical aids Technical Aids & Technology:  Technical Aids & Technology Proactive role with developers and vendors in the research and development of adaptive technology CNIB Library:  CNIB Library CNIB Library has worked to remove barriers to information access for 100 years CNIB Library Activities:  CNIB Library Activities Loans, Phone and Web Access to books and more Reference and Research Kids’ Programming Production and Transcription Sales Partnership and Advocacy Who and where are we?:  Who and where are we? 90 Staff 25 Librarians and Library Technicians Over 600 Volunteers Volunteer Advisory Board of Directors Production & service facility in Toronto Studios in Winnipeg and Montreal Community connections CNIB Library Resources:  CNIB Library Resources French and English Over 300,000 items Over 80,000 accessible format titles Over 1.8 Million Physical, Phone and Web Accesses per year Some of our many formats:  Some of our many formats Braille Children’s PrintBraille Tactile Diagrams Braille Music Audio Music Instruction Text to speech Newspapers by Phone Some of our many formats cont’d:  Some of our many formats cont’d Described video DAISY talking books DAISY magazine bundles E-Text E-Braille Online Digital Audio Access to Library Items:  Access to Library Items Canada Post Free Service By specific book requests - holds By profile requests By Phone Reader Advisory Direct Content Access Online Place holds Read online Reference & Research:  Reference & Research Information Resource Centre Research services French & English Response in format of client choice Homework - Academic support Travel - Business - Hobbies Kids’ Programming:  Kids’ Programming Summer Reading Club Braille Accuracy and Creative Writing Competition Tactiles for Tots Children’s Discovery Portal Features Chat, Games, Contests Production and Transcription:  Production and Transcription Books created in all formats Volunteer narrators, Braillists, Tactilists International exchange of titles and Braille and Audio Masters Increased use of Publisher Files Increasing availability of commercial audio and online e-text Sales:  Sales Restricted collection sales to Public Libraries Distribution of commercial audio books Contract textbook, election information, utility bills, standardized testing Partnership & Advocacy:  Partnership & Advocacy VisuNet Partners Program International DAISY Consortium Canadian DAISY Consortium International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) World Blind Union National Network of Equitable Library Services (NNELS) DAISY Talking Books on CD:  DAISY Talking Books on CD Library’s key new service offering Over 5,500 titles Over 80,000 books Superior sound quality More information stored in less space Navigation of page, chapter, index DAISY Demonstration Slide29:  “The CNIB Digital Library – library that never sleeps.” Designed in cooperation with CNIB clients Compatible with access technologies Guided Tour Library Service Updates:  Library Service Updates Introduction to Library Services Magazine bundles and “What’s New” Last 4-track cassette will be mailed March 2007 Library Service Updates cont’d:  Library Service Updates cont’d DAISY books New Mailers Eventual single use DAISY Atlantic Newspapers by phone and web Atlantic Canada Newspapers :  Atlantic Canada Newspapers Newfoundland The Telegram, St.John's - Web The Western Star, Corner Brook – Web New Brunswick L'Acadie Nouvelle, Caraquet - Web + Phone Fredericton Daily Gleaner - Web + Phone Moncton Times & Transcript - Web + Phone Saint John Telegraph Journal - Web + Phone Atlantic Canada Newspapers cont’d:  Atlantic Canada Newspapers cont’d Nova Scotia Amherst Daily News - Web Cape Breton Post  - Web Halifax Daily News  - Web Halifax Herald Ltd. - Web + Phone New Glasgow Evening News - Web Truro Daily News - Web Prince Edward Island Charlottetown Guardian Summerside Journal-Pioneer Learning More:  Learning More “Opening the Book Initiative Targets Print-Disabled Canadians,” Feliciter, 51(6), 2005 "Information Services for Visually Impaired People," Library Trends, 55(4), Spring 2007 Your Turn!:  Your Turn! Questions, comments and experiences Contact Us:  Contact Us 1-800-268-8818

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