Posted on behalf of Jaclyn Owusu, Public Awareness Coordinator for TBP
Earlier this month, TBP hosted the National Library Service Southern/Western Libraries Serving the Blind & Physically Impaired Conference in San Antonio. The three-day conference featured TBP staffers Saidah Ochoa, Laura Jean Norris, John Berkeland and Todd Rusch presenting information to the 70 attendees from around the country about our outreach to Spanish speaking users, our YA books collections and our new Duplication on Demand service.
On Wednesday night, author and blogger Lisa Fain, known for her cookbooks and her blog, The Homesick Texan (link goes to The Homesick Texan website), was a featured speaker. She discussed how she used libraries to do research on her books. During the evening author reception, Craig York, who recorded her cookbook in our studio for the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD), gave a brief reading from one of her cookbooks.
Enjoy some photos and a video from the conference!
The American Library Association’s
Office for Intellectual Freedom records all challenges or attempts to ban
The titles below are the books that have been challenged the most during 2018 in the Talking Book Program’s collection. For more information on why these books were challenged, visit ALA Frequently Challenged Books for 2018.
GEORGE by Alex Gino DB 82273
Captain Underpants Series by Dav Pilkey
ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS DB 49974
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND THE WRATH OF THE WICKED WEDGIE WOMAN DR 04013
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, BOOKS 9-12 DB 87027
HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas DB 87441
THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher DB 70544
Skippyjon Jones Series by Judith Byron Schachner
SKIPPYJON JONES– LOST IN SPICE DBC 0669
ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie DB 65403, BR 21549, BRC 00585
THIS DAY IN JUNE by Gayle E. Pitman DB 85949
TWO BOYS KISSING by David Levithan DB 78286, BR 20465