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Library for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Hosts Career Day
(Published: February 28, 2011)

Up to 15 percent of Tennesseans are deaf or hard of hearing, which means their career paths are sometimes more challenging to navigate. To share the opportunities that await students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the future, Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is hosting its Career Day March 3.

The event, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Nashville Public Library, will give 7th through 12th grade students who are deaf or hard of hearing opportunities to learn how much of an impact a quality education can have on their future career successes. The program will feature adults working in various professions who are deaf or hard of hearing. Students are encouraged to bring their lunches and stay to make friends

Parents and teachers are also invited to attend and learn how to best serve and motivate students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has support options available to help achieve these education and career goals.

Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing offers books, sign language resources and information on networks throughout Tennessee and the nation. Those resources are available at the Nashville Public Library. To learn more about what is available, please visit: www.tndeaflibrary.nashville.gov.

Since 1978, Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has offered support services for people with hearing loss and education for people who want to learn more about deafness and hearing loss. The organization is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of State, Nashville Public Library and federal grants. 

“Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing serves an important role in our state,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “I don’t think many people realize what a large portion of our population is deaf or hard of hearing. We are proud to sponsor this organization and excited about the opportunity for students to learn, become motivated and network during Career Day.”

The Nashville Public Library is located at 615 Church Street in downtown Nashville.