Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action - NEWS
Happy 152nd Birthday, George William Veditz
By Alice L. Hagemeyer
To celebrate his birthday today and the 100th anniversary of THE PRESERVATION OF THE SIGN LANGUAGE this year, please visit your local public library this week. Yes, there is one in your community. If not known, please check online or ask your local OSD (organization serving the deaf) for help.
At the public library you may or may not be familiar with the DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM but please feel free to ask someone at the desk for assistance in locating books and magazines that have a biography of George W. Veditz that you can check out.
If no success to locate such valuable information about our hero, Veditz in your community, please do not blame your local public library. You know already why so please let's unite to build Deaf Culture Digital Library (DCDL) in all 50 states, DC, two commonwealths and three territories and NOW! Our deaf babies grow up fast and older deaf adults from all walks of life deserve to know while they are living - about great deaf history they hardly know about.
Interested national OSDs wishing to work with FOLDA and also with the American Library Association on the future of the library in America, and globally, please contact Alice L. Hagemeyer firstname.lastname@example.org TODAY.
Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.