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Sunshine 2.0 Programs 
- February 2019

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Holiday Edition eNews 2018

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December 2018 eNews Updates


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Maryland Deaf Friendly Library Programs Update
October 2018


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July 2018 Issue of Maryland DCDL's E-News! 


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Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library E-News # 3
September 2017 issue of E-News provides an update on the Maryland DCDL.


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Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library

Welcome to the
Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library!

[This interim LibGuide for the Maryland DCDL​ is a work in progress.]

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The Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library, the result of a bill that was passed into law, is the "first stop" information center that will provide Maryland residents, local public library staff, college and university librarians and other libraries in the state of Maryland with access to:

  • online resources on Deaf culture,
  • a comprehensive electronic collection of Deaf resources,
  • Deaf cultural programs, and
  • training programs for library staff.

Keep checking back to receive updates on the development of the new Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library.

Contact Us

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For information about the Maryland DCDL:
Susan F. Cohen, Project Coordinator,

Maryland DCDL and Librarian, MCPL

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About This Project

• In the 2012 Regular Session, the Maryland General Assembly passed a bill establishing a Task Force to Study the Establishment of a Deaf Culture Digital Library.

• In September 2013 the eleven member task force, established to study the feasibility of the DCDL proposal, submitted a report with recommendations to the Governor on the Deaf Culture Digital Library.

• On May 15, 2014, the Maryland General Assembly passed the bill to create the Deaf Culture Digital Library.

The credit for the concept of the library goes to numerous advocates including Alice Hagemeyer, Silver Spring Library resident and longtime advocate for the Deaf community to have equal access to library services. Ms. Hagemeyer is the president and founder of the Friends of the Library for Deaf Action.

This project is funded in part by the Maryland State Library.


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