Libraries Are For Everyone: American Sign Language

Both Brandi and another librarian suggested that I make an ASL set of signs. I wasn’t sure how I could do this, so I put out a request for help on my personal Facebook account, and I ended up having a very interesting discussion about representation vs. “othering.” We never came to a confident conclusion, so if there is a member of the Deaf community who would like to let me know your thoughts on this, then please send me an email at If these signs are in any way offensive, then I want to know so that I can remove them or make any suggested adjustments.

Courtney, one of my dear librarian friends, shared this font with me so that I could represent ASL through fingerspelling.

Click the above image for a full set of ASL LAFE signs.

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