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Sign Language for Library Staff

October 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Registration will open September 1st at 12pm.

This workshop will introduce library and cultural heritage staff to visual communication and basic library related sign language. Participants will learn a variety of things including: basic tips in communicating with Deaf patrons, simple signs related to the library, strategies to make your library more Deaf friendly and resources to help participants continue their sign language and Deaf culture education. The workshop includes group instruction, demonstrations, and activities.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
  • Understand the nuances of communicating visually
  • Recall methods to make a library more Deaf/HH friendly
  • Recognize and practice basic sign language vocabulary words

Presenter: Miranda Stefano is a librarian, technologist, and bibliophile. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland iSchool and RIT School of Print Media. She enjoys sharing knowledge with others and is always looking for new opportunities to do so. Her passions are information literacy, primary sources, technology, and sign language.

Free to RRLC & ESLN Members.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for 3 hours of CE credit.

This is an in-person event; registration is required and the event will not be recorded.

We are committed to offering inclusive, diverse, and equitable services to all of our members. To request specific accommodations, please contact RRLC at least five business days ahead of the program you’d like accommodations for.

RRLC Registration & Program Attendance Policies

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Broomfield. If the class reaches capacity and you are still interested in attending, please reach out to join the waiting list.

Note: This is a repeat workshop, based on popular demand. If you have already registered for the August 10th workshop, you do not need to register again for this one.


October 5, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Rochester Regional Library Council
3445 Winton Place, Suite 204
Rochester, NY 14623 United States
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Visit our Policies Page for information on our Code of Conduct, Registration Policies and requesting interpreter services.