The Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) is located at the Library Collections and Services Group service unit (LSCG) at the Library of Congress. The Director administers a national program to provide reading materials and related equipment for eligible blind and print disabled residents of the United States and U.S. citizens living abroad. Operating under Public Law 89-522, the program produces books, magazines, and other materials in Braille and recorded form; appropriate playback equipment and accessories; and related bibliographic and public education materials. The program provides services to eligible individuals through a national network of cooperating libraries.
The Director also oversees the implementation of NLS’s engagement that allows cross-border exchange with Marrakesh Treaty countries. As of December 20, 2019, the Library of Congress is authorized to implement the treaty, potentially enlarging both domestic eligibility and the international digital exchange of materials. The Director will oversee and manage the development of new internal processes, regulatory changes, and engagement of authorized entities and international partners to increase participation.
The Director works under the general administrative direction of the Deputy, Library Collections and Services Group (LCSG), but has primary managerial and oversight of administration, planning, policy formulation, growth and direction of the entire NLS program.
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