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Interchange Newsletter

Winter 2024







Long-time Readers Advisor Retires

Kay Goehring, a readers advisor for the past 43 years, has retired. Kay came to the Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) in July of 1980. Kay loved her job and loved helping patrons find just the right book. Kay will be missed dearly and she left a large pair of shoes to fill. Please join all of us at the TBBS in congratulating Kay on this exciting milestone!


NLS Aspiring Leaders Internship Program

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), supported by the National Library for the Blind Endowment, offers a paid internship that offers individuals who are legally blind the opportunity to gain work experience and explore career options working in the areas of collections building, program delivery, and business oversight and management. Application details can be found at www.loc.gov/nls/who-we-are/internship-program. The deadline for the summer 2024 session is March 1. All interns will work remotely.


Magazine Updates

Harvard Men’s Health Watch has been added to the NLS collection. The following network-produced magazine is recorded by the volunteers and staff of the Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library in Daytona Beach, FL, and then reviewed/processed by MSCE Quality Assurance before posting to BARD.

Publisher’s Description: Let the doctors and researchers at the Harvard Medical School show you the way to a longer, healthier, happier life in the pages of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. Each month, you’ll be briefed on the latest health research and advances that will affect and improve your health. Easy-to-read, clear, and concise, Harvard Men’s Health Watch is full of actionable advice you can incorporate immediately into your daily routine.

This title will be available via MOC and download from BARD. Contact your readers advisor at (402) 471-4038 if you would like to subscribe to this title.

NLS has learned that the following magazines are no longer available as a print publication for their producers to narrate or braille. Therefore, NLS will not be able to make them available to patrons.

1) Dogster in braille and audio.

2) Catster in braille.


One Book One Nebraska

DBC02052 The One Book One Nebraska selection for 2024, Dancing with the Octopus: A Memoir of a Crime by Debora Harding, is now available. Abducted as a teen, Debora confronts trauma decades later, challenging family bonds and reclaiming her story. Adult Nonfiction.


New Books on BARD

DBC02037 Dragons and Unicorns: A Natural History by Paul and Karin Johnsgard. Whimsical zoology at its best this carefully researched book presents the first scientific look at these mysterious and elusive creatures. Adult Nonfiction.

DBC02041 Oh Grandma, You’re Kidding: Memories of 75 Years in Lincoln by Gladys S. Douglass. The author tells of her own early experiences in Lincoln, shortly after the turn of the century. The book previously appeared in the form of short articles which were published in Lincoln's Sunday Journal and Star. Adult Nonfiction.

DBC02043 Caril by Ninette Beaver, B.K. Ripley, and Patrick Trese. Story of 14-year-old Caril Fugate's involvement with Charles Starkweather in a series of murders in 1958 and her life in prison since then. Adult Nonfiction.

DBC02044 Nebraska, Where Dreams Grow by Dorothy Weyer Creigh. Fifty-one vignettes present Nebraska history from the point of view of those who lived their lives on the Great Plains. Topics include ice harvesting, Chautauqua, mail-order brides, World War II, television, and Big Red. Adult Nonfiction.


Order Form and Mailing Instructions

Mark the books and magazines you wish to order, then put this page into an envelope and mail to:

Nebraska Library Commission
Talking Book and Braille Service
The Atrium, 1200 N St, Ste 120
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-2023
(402) 471-4038 | (800) 742-7691

You can also order online by going to https://forms.gle/VPkHcXP4tnxYPMas7.