Monday, January 7, 2008

Deaf Culture Linking with Libraries



DEAF CULTURE LINKING WITH LIBRARIES

To help meet our mission to promote deaf culture, books and

literacy

through library programs and exhibits, the National Literary Society

of

the Deaf (NLSD) will have an exhibit (Table #233) during the annual

business meeting of the American Library Association, January 11 - 16,

2008. www.ala.org. The meeting will be held in Philadelphia, at the

Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch Street). Exhibits hours are

Friday, January 11 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm); Saturday, January 12 and

Sunday, January 13 (9:00 am to 5:00pm) and Monday, January 14 (9:00 am

to 2:00 pm)

Jim Mallard is the new NLSD Exhibit Coordinator and he will be

assisted by Amy Bopp, President of Library Friends Section of the

National Association of the Deaf and Newby Ely, a member of Deaf

History International.

The exhibit theme will be GOT DEAF CULTURE @ YOUR LIBRARY? ASK A

LIBRARIAN!. This is a new series for 2008-2010 in which purpose is to

familiarize American libraries with the National Association of the

Deaf and ten other deaf-related membership organizations. If you plan

to be at the above convention, please stop by the NLSD table #233 and

ask about the new Series.

If you are unable to stop by but you want local deaf communities to be

aware of your library's interest in presenting deaf cultural programs

in 2008 or beyond, please check to make sure that your library is

already listed in the FOLDA directory, DEAF COMMUNITY CONTACTS @ YOUR

LIBRARY - www.folda.net (click on key contacts and then directories).

Individuals wishing to become boosters of NLSD: please go to

folda.net/nlsd/about.

Individuals wishing to join Library Friends Section of the National

Association of the Deaf (LFS-NAD): please email your name and email

address asking about its benefits to alicehagemeyer@aol.com.

Contact

Alice L. Hagemeyer, Director

National Literary Society of the Deaf

www.folda.net/nlsd

E-mail NLS@aol.com

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