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ERIC Number: ED331507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reflections of a Lifetime Reader.
Jernigan, Kenneth
This publication recounts the childhood experiences of one boy at the Tennessee School for the Blind and his use of braille and talking book library services. It also describes his frustration at the rationing of braille reading materials at the school, and how his enormous appetite for reading material led him to "beat" the school's system. It examines how the scarcity of braille and talking books only increased his love of reading. In conclusion, it observes that the blind of the United States have grown strong through the power of collective action while libraries have also grown strong through a network of service and the meeting of a need,and urges the two groups to work together in a growing partnership to strengthen library services for the blind. (MAB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Identifiers: National Library Service for the Blind; Tennessee School for the Blind
Note: Address delivered to the Conference of Librarians Serving Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals (Louisville, KY, May 7, 1990).