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Discussion National Association of the Deaf's Deaf Culture & History Section

by Kathleen Brockway (non-member) on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 03:48 pm

On behalf of the Deaf Culture and History Section with the National Association of the Deaf, we are here to help to collaborate ALA with the NAD on the objectives. We are continuing to pursue our objectives that are pledged through the priority proposals.

Let me share the priority proposals the delegates have addressed and pledged to accomplish those proposals based on the fact-findings with black and white documents available to the public;

1991-1992:

On behalf of the Deaf Culture and History Section with the National Association of the Deaf, we are here to help to collaborate ALA with the NAD on the objectives. We are continuing to pursue our objectives that are pledged through the priority proposals.

Let me share the priority proposals the delegates have addressed and pledged to accomplish those proposals based on the fact-findings with black and white documents available to the public;

1991-1992:

The Deaf Culture and History Section began with the original name FOLDA/USA (Friends of the Library Deaf Action/USA) 

Before 2008: 

Pledging to have the President of the USA proclaim the National Deaf History Month;

2008: 

Pledging to preserve the American Deaf History and ASL, proposed by former Chair, Cathy Haas and seconded by Alice Hagemeyer; The name change consideration was to establish for the next conference according to the 2008 proposal.

2010:

Proposal on the name change from Library Friends Section changed to Deaf Culture and History Section based on the priority proposal in 2008 pledging the preservation of American Deaf History and ASL.

2014:

Kathleen Brockway became the Chair and pursued with the members help to adjust the objectives to expand in favor of the 2008 priority proposal on preservation of American Deaf History and ASL. 

2015:

Increased active members out of the almost 200 members and we are still growing.

2016:

By 2016, members have grown to almost 200 members since last 70's in 2014 before Kathleen became the Chair. 

First time in the history; one delegate and alt. delegate will attend the NAD conference 2016 this summer.

Our pledges continue:

Promoting the Deaf Cultural Digital Library, according to the pledge in the NAD proposal before 2008,

Develop the deaf cultural programs,

Establish the training to train the deaf volunteers and librarians by 2017,

Give presentations on bringing the deaf-related books back into the public,

Help develop the guidelines to help serving the deaf citizens on library resources;

and many more to come. More to be announced at the NAD conference in Phoenix, Arizona! 

You all are free to check out the Face Book page that is open to the public to see what NAD Deaf Culture and History Section is all about. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Deafhistory/

We are honoring to work with the ALA to make this happen to help gain deaf-related resources into the public! Any questions, please be free to contact me for more details and we will be happy to provide the deaf cultural program ideas. We are sending our representative to the ALA conference when funds are available, first. One representative from the DCHS group has attended the local small museum conference to learn about the grant-writing and hopes to help find grants to cover the fund to accomplish the objectives including attending the ALA conference to give a presentation there and provide a booth with available materials and the guidelines.

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