MissionTo promote library and information service to deaf persons by: fostering deaf awareness in the library community and in the deaf and hearing populations at large; monitoring and publicizing legislation and funding developments related to library and information services for deaf persons; encouraging employment and career opportunities for deaf persons in libraries, and encouraging their participation in the American Library Association; stimulating the production, distribution, and collection of materials in formats that are readily accessible to deaf persons and that accurately portray deaf persons; and developing and operating a clearinghouse of information on services for deaf persons to assist libraries in collection development and programming. These functions shall be carried out in cooperation with other ALA units and national organizations, as appropriate.
LSPDHHF Web BibliographiesLSPDHHF members have compiled the following bibliographies for librarians who are looking for information on providing services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing:
- Communication Issues
- Publishers and Vendors of Books, Videos, and CD-ROMs
- Collection Recommendations
- Books with Deaf Characters or by Deaf Authors
- Gallaudet University Library Deaf-Related Online Resources
Minutes from LSPDHHF meetings can be found under Related Links below.
Use this link to view up-to-date contact information on the Library Service to People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Forum. This information is password protected for ALA members only. You will need to log in with your ALA membership ID number (or e-mail address) and password to access roster information.