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Joan Naturale, librarian/education liaison for NTID, presented about archiving ASL poetry and storytelling films at the Publishing American Sign Language Poetry event hosted at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, on Sept. 13.

Joan Naturale,

NTID librarian and secretary/treasurer of Deaf History International (DHI) from 2012 to 2018, presented a poster session on “Community Cultural Wealth and Deaf Community Archives: Telling Our Stories” at the 10th triennial DHI Conference in Sydney, Australia.

Joan Naturale,

NTID librarian in The Wallace Center, attended a conference at the University of Texas at Arlington to discuss the process of creating a national Disability History/Archives Consortium, aimed at integrating collections, preservation, access and development of educational resources about disability history.

Joan Naturale,

NTID Reference Librarian at the Wallace Center, was given the title “Honorary Librarian” by the Gallaudet Museum, at Gallaudet University in Washington, where Naturale attended college. The title was awarded at the museum’s grand opening in April. She will serve as an advisor on future exhibits and preservation of materials crucial to deaf culture.

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