Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action  --
The Red Notebook


Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it.

Samuel Johnson (Boswell's Life of Johnson) April 18, 1775

The Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action (FOLDA) was founded in 1986 by Alice L. Hagemeyer with her volunteers at the D.C. Public Library. 

The FOLDA mission is to promote library access and quality library resources for the deaf community globally.

To help carry out the FOLDA mission, The Red Notebook has been developed as a starting point for libraries to look up information regarding the deaf community and library services.

For those libraries that do not have the copy yet, there is an application form available in the Key Contacts Section.

To create a size that fits all, please follow Directions
(1-page PDF document).

Thank you again for your help to promote the FOLDA mission.

From the FOLDA Staff

   We are often considered society’s gatekeepers, but librarians are actually the gateways. We are the one profession dedicated to ensuring the right to know.  
Patricia Glass Schuman, Past President
American Library Association
©2001, 2007
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