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Basic American Sign Language for Library Staff (6 week series)


Learn how to improve your service to deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons in this hands-on series. We'll cover basic information about American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, as well as specific vocabulary for the library setting. Each session will build on those before it to reinforce your knowledge and expand your ability to communicate with members of the Deaf community. Sessions will be recorded and available for three months for those unable to attend live.


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 workshops 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.


This webinar will take place virtually using Zoom. Instructions for joining will be emailed to those who are registered prior to the meeting. 




If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please contact the organizer at least two weeks prior to the event.

Questions about the event?

Please contact the Inclusive Services Consultant Caroline Smith

Dates & Times:
2:00PM - 3:00PM, Tuesday, September 20, 2022
2:00PM - 3:00PM, Tuesday, September 27, 2022
2:00PM - 3:00PM, Tuesday, October 4, 2022
2:00PM - 3:00PM, Tuesday, October 11, 2022
2:00PM - 3:00PM, Tuesday, October 18, 2022
2:00PM - 3:00PM, Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Continuing Education
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