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Welcoming Deaf Patrons to Your Library
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Category: MLA Connect

Welcoming Deaf Patrons to Your Library     

Thursday, June 30, 2022 
9:30 – 11:00 AM 

In this interactive overview, you’ll learn communication tips for interacting with deaf patrons, information about American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, and even some basic ASL vocabulary to introduce yourself and help patrons navigate the library.

Goals

  1. Learn communication tips and basic ASL to better communicate with deaf patrons
  2. Develop a deeper understanding of deaf culture
  3. Help create a more welcoming and accessible environment for deaf and hard of hearing patrons

Intended Audience

  • Library Directors 
  • Manager/Department Head 
  • Library Students 
  • Outreach
  • Programming
  • Reference
  • Youth Services 
  • Adult Services

Presenter

Kathy MacMillan (she/her) is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, instructor, consultant, writer and signing storyteller. Kathy is the author of the Little Hands Signing board book series (Familius Press) and Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together (Huron Street Press), as well as many other books for children, teens, and adults. She has worked in public libraries for over twenty years, and was the Library/Media Specialist at the Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Campus from 2001 to 2005. Kathy presents American Sign Language programs for families and workshops for library staff and educators. She also serves on the board of Deaf Camps, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides camps for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and children learning American Sign Language. She lives in Baltimore, MD. Learn more at https://kathymacmillan.com/

Registration Rates

Member                      $25

Non-Member              $50


REGISTER

Registration Rates

Member

$25

Non-member

$50

Registration is first-come, first-served. A maximum of 500 attendees can attend the live webinar. Registered attendees will receive information and a link to access the webinar on the Zoom platform. You will need to log in register. Retrieve your username or reset your password by visiting the links below and inputting your primary email address. This will be the email address where you receive MLA communications.

Event Policies 

Consent

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Code of Conduct

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Cancellation

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