NLS BARD Support: Call for volunteers

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Call for volunteers

NLS has developed a BARD skill that can be used on the Amazon and Google Smart Speakers. We are currently seeking interested BARD patrons to assist in beta testing the skill. In order to participate, you must meet the following criteria:

 * You must own either a Google or Amazon smart speaker; (NLS cannot provide the device) 

* You must be an active patron of NLS; ( if you want to participate and are not an active patron or do not have a BARD account, please contact your local network library)

* You must agree to access the skill at least 3 times per week; (this might include checking the recently added books, looking for a specific title, reading a book, accessing and manipulating your wish list, ETC.)

 For this round of testing, we are seeking five to six hundred users. If you are interested in participating, please send an email with the following information to or to

* Name:

*  Current BARD email address:

* Type of smart speaker that you own:

* Telephone number for receiving confirmation phone calls or text messages:

* Agree to be on a discussion listserv for the NLS Smart Speaker Beta.

If you are already part of the smart speaker beta, you do not have to sign up again. As long as you are actively using the system, you will remain part of the smart speaker beta.

Thank you,