Information Desk Volunteers Needed

by Deb Lewis

I am the coordinator of the Information Desk for the 2013 convention and I would appreciate your help.  First, a little about me.  I live in Louisville, Ky., and I am president of KCB and GDUKy.  This is my 14th ACB convention, so I know the volunteers at the information desk help a lot of people every day.  
Please consider signing up for one or more three-hour slots at this year's convention.  We need people with good braille skills, people who can read braille or print quickly to find information for people in a hurry.  You must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, be courteous and punctual, so we have enough help at all times.
We copy files for people, especially in the morning.  We need you if you have a laptop or notetaker and can copy files to a thumb drive, compact flash card and a high-capacity SD card. 
Information desk hours are: Wednesday, July 3rd for early convention arrivals; Thursday, July 4th through Thursday, July 11th from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, July 12th, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At the information desk you can: make reservations for banquet tables; give your room number for newspaper delivery; drop off your convention door prizes; pick up information such as hotel orientation information or get the convention newspaper; tell us about lost or found items; and receive answers to any convention-related questions. Information desk volunteers must: quickly search for information as to the location of meetings, caucuses, and special activities; be patient and friendly; be able to work in a fast-paced environment where several people will be waiting for your assistance. 
Please sign up to volunteer with me at the information desk in Columbus; you can do so by e-mailing me at or call (502) 721-9129 and let me know your contact information and what days and hours you want to work. Remember, the sooner you sign up, the better your chance of getting the hours you prefer.  If you have ever wanted to help at the Information Desk, now is the time to do it. E-mail me, call me or come sign up to volunteer at the desk when you arrive at convention. Though I would prefer to have a schedule prepared before convention, I am sure we will use your help.  Thank you in advance.