|National Literary Society of the Deaf
February 6, 1907
behalf of the board, I welcome you to the homepage of the National
Literary Society of the Deaf (NLSD) which has just celebrated its 100th founding
anniversary. During this time, members have enjoyed its monthly (except
during the summer) programs related to literary and current
events. Members have generally consisted of deaf adults
living in the Washington, DC, area.
Now in this recently arrived 21st
century, NLSD has been recognized as the oldest and only deaf
organization in the nation known to promote literary, books, reading,
cultures, and library
accessibility. We are now a national organization and are in
of obtaining tax-exempt status and incorporation to assist with our
Alice L. Hagemeyer, founder of the Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action
(FOLDA), and the originator of the award-winning THE RED NOTEBOOK: DEAF
AWARENESS BEGINS @ YOUR LIBRARY, will serve as the NLSD
was recently awarded honorary membership in the American Library
Association for her work in increasing library access for the deaf
community. (Click here for more information
about her.) The board, soon to be expanded to 9 members
(whose names will be posted here), will be working on the bylaws.
NLSD promotes networking and shared resources to assure the provision
of cost-effective and efficient library services to the deaf community
regardless of location. We will be regularly checking and updating
resources and other tools for accuracy and usefulness.
Currently, we also have a short-range plan to assist public libraries
in enhancing both their deaf cultural programs and outreach activities
for older adults who use or want to learn sign language.
Please visit us often and if you have questions, please do not hesitate
to contact us.
Ricardo Lopez, President
National Literary Society of the Deaf
|Alice L. Hagemeyer firstname.lastname@example.org
|Ron Friedrich email@example.com
As of November
National Organizations and Businesses
Lutheran Church of the Deaf
-- Deaf Literary Project
Association of the Deaf
-- Library Friends Committee (MDAD-LFC)
School for the Deaf --
Library in Frederick
School for the Deaf Alumni
Library Committee (NSDAA - LC)
Library Friends of Puerto Rico
Contact through www.foldadeaf.net/nlsd
First in America to implement a program featuring
Reads" at a local public library in San Juan in 2008
Organizations wishing to form partnerships
with NLSD will
please make checks payable to NLSD ($100 or more) and mail to:
Fees are good only until December
In 2011 and beyond, NLSD board will have a new policy on partnerships.
Patricia S. Huston,
3114 Patterson PL. NW
Washington, DC 20015
- Free access to The Red
Notebook: Deaf Resources
@ your library online and e-newsletter: Deaf Community and Library
Courtesy of FOLDA
- Purchase of NLSD “Deaf
America Reads” products
at discounts: i.e. buttons, bookmarks, posters
- Partners may offer to
represent NLSD at International,
National, State and local library conferences and events upon approval
the NLSD board.
publicize our deaf events on your web site?
Certainly if they are
hosted by public libraries
Please submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Give your name and town.