Round Table for the Blind File, 1929-1973
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Brief Description: Reports and correspondence of the Library Service to the Blind Round Table including committee on work with the blind, Francis J. Campbell Citation and Medal, Bibliotherapy Committee reports, bibliotherapy and workshop consultants.
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at] library.illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 48/1/5
Created by: Round Table on Library Service to the Blind
Volume: 2.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 4/26/74, 5/22/03
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/4801005a.pdf
Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject
Biographical Note for Round Table on Library Service to the Blind :

In Fall 1957, the ALA Council organized the Round Table on Library Service to the Blind (LSB) to replace the Committee on Library Service to the Blind and to expand the scope of the Round Table (1).

Its original purposes were "to promote effective library service to the blind in accordance with professional library standards and to promote the cooperation of the entire library profession in helping to provide such service" (2).

In January 1965 these purposes and the scope of the Round Table were expanded to include "those whose limited vision prevents the use of materials in ordinary INT" (3).

LSB was originally governed by an executive committee consisting of a chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, and treasurer (4). It functioned through standing committees including membership, nominating, publicity and local arrangements committees (5). Through the years, the executive committee membership was expanded to include a chairman-elect, a member-at-large, and a staff liaison (6).

LSB published a quarterly Newsletter (7). From Fall 1982, this was superceded by the News and Views, Nov. 1967 (8). News and Views was published semi-annually until 1974 when the Round Table was reorganized (9).

From 1968, LSB sponsored the annual Francis Joseph Campbell Award (10).

In 1974 the functions of the Round Table were taken over by the Library Service to the Blind and Physically Handicapped Section of the Health and Rehabilitative Library Services Division (11).

Sub-Groups:

1-Officers

2-Publications (News and Views)

30-Francis Joseph Campbell Award

31-Local Arrangements, Convention

32-Membership

34-Publication Board

35-Publicity

36-Standards, Production of Reading Materials for the Blind and Visually Handicapped

37-Standards, Library Service to the Blind and Visually Handicapped

Subject Index
Bibliotherapy Committee
Campbell (Francis J.) Citation and Medal
Libraries and the blind
Library Service for Blind and Physically Disabled
Round Table on Library Service to the Blind
Languages of Materials
English [eng]