ASL @ your library

Over at the ALSC Blog (the official blog of the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association), Renee Grassi has gathered a terrific selection of resources to for signing in the library.  Says Grassi: “Just as we serve patrons in our public libraries who may speak Mandarin, Spanish, Polish, or Arabic, we may also serve those whose first language is American Sign Language.  How, then, can we make our libraries an inclusive and welcoming place for those patrons?  We can incorporate ASL into library services, library programming, and include it in staff training.  Even if we may not notice (at first) any of our library users whose first language is ASL, we still have an opportunity to introduce and expose families to a hands-on second language that is engaging and fun.  How do we do that?  We learn, of course!”

Click here to read the complete post at the ALSC Blog.

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