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NLS Operations Alert no. 11-12 DATE : March 2, 2011 TO : Network Libraries FROM : Carolyn Hoover Sung Subject : Retirement of Frank Kurt Cylke, Director of NLSThe following announcement came from Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian of Congress for Library Services concerning the retirement of Frank KurtCylke Dear Colleagues,I am writing with the news that Frank Kurt Cylke, longtime director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), hasretired from federal service effective February 28, 2011.Mr. Cylke was appointed to the position of NLS director in 1973. Since that time he has led NLS in a career of committed and dedicated service to the nation's libraries and to the blind and physically handicapped citizens of the United States. On March 3, 2011, NLS will celebrate the 80th anniversary of its founding legislation. Tribute will be paid to Mr. Cylke's exceptional career and to his leadership in accomplishing the transition from analog to digital technology in 2009 with the launch of the Digital Talking Book program. I am pleased to announce that Ruth Scovill will serve as acting NLS director. Ms. Scovill will serve in this role during an interim period, while the positionofNLS director is being posted and filled permanently through a nationwide search. Ms. Scovill is the director of Technology Policy in Library Services at the Library of Congress. With extensive experience in information technology, andaknowledge and appreciation of NLS from her work in 2008 on a major study related to the development of the Digital Talking Book system, Ms. Scovill will work to assure a smooth transition for NLS until a permanent director is appointed. Special thanks to all of you for continuing your steadfast commitment to the mission of the National Library Service for the Blind and PhysicallyHandicapped. Sincerely, Deanna Deanna Marcum Associate Librarian for Library Services Telephone: 202-707-5917 E-mail: dmarcum@xxxxxxx For more information contact: Carolyn Hoover Sung Chief, Network Division csun@xxxxxxx ===================END FORWARDED MESSAGE=================== ___________ _______________________________________________ Dtb-talk mailing list Dtb-talk@xxxxxxxxxx http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/listinfo/dtb-talk_nfbnet.orgTo unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info for Dtb-talk: http://www.nfbnet.org/mailman/options/dtb-talk_nfbnet.org/evans-lynn%40comcast.net
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