How great! I'm going to try to make it down there to see the display!
It would be quite nice for Oberlin's library to have a such an exhibit. Also, we are redoing the anthropology department display cabinets and I'm hoping to have a smaller scale SSW exhibit be a part of our new department display. Looking at the Mt Vernon exhibit can give me ideas!
SignWriting ListFebruary 16, 2012Dear SW List Members -A special thank you to David Tipton and Sheryl Hendrix, at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Thorne Library, for creating this beautiful SignWriting display in their library - Thank you for the photo attached...I will be creating a web page about this, and also posting the information on Facebook -Below are excerpts from emails sent to me about the display -Erika - notice that Oberlin College is mentioned in David's message below - Maybe a similar display on SignWriting could be in Oberlin College's library someday?Val ;-)----------Subject: SignWriting Display in Thorne Library, Mount Vernon, OhioDate: February 14, 2012ValerieWe have created our SignWriting display.
I have attached a picture of the display that was created using your SignWriting books and media – which are all now cataloged and will be available to our patrons who would like to check them out.The display will be up through March (maybe longer). We typically have 1 to 2 months before we switch things out.Soon, we will be posting on our Facebook page as well. http://www.facebook.com/mvnulibraryI am the one that started this project for our library. I have been following SignWriting (and DanceWriting) for years. I remember the original program for SignWriting. While I am not deaf, I have had a fascination with sign language all of my life.You may be interested to know that our library is part of a library consortium in Ohio called OhioLINK. It is a consortium of all the major academic libraries (including Oberlin College and the state schools). I noticed that there were only a couple of SignWriting items in the entire consortium. That is why I decided we needed to have better representation of this fascinating linguistic tool.
David E. Tipton, Library Director
Thorne Library/Learning Resource Center
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050-9500
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