Library Advisory Board
The Library Advisory Board provides input on initiatives that further advance the mission and goals of the Deaf Culture Digital Library.
The Maryland DCDL Advisory Board consists of 8 members who are residents of Maryland. Members include:
- A representative of the county library system;
- the State Librarian, Maryland State Library Agency (MSL) or designate;
- the Director of the Governor’s Office on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) or designate;
- Representatives of Statewide deaf and hard of hearing organizations (i.e. MDAD); and
- three (3) members of the public at large representing other organizations as agreed on by the ODHH and MSL.
TraciAnn Hoglind is the Policy and Communications Manager for the Maryland Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. TraciAnn has a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from Gallaudet University. When not at work, she enjoys watching Netflix, coaching and playing volleyball, and spending time with family and friends. She looks forward to seeing that Maryland DCDL become a one-stop center for all ASL information, things, and events that will bring the community together.
Amy Crumrine has been deaf since the age of 10 months. She is a lifelong resident of Maryland where she grew up in Silver Spring and is now residing in Germantown. She has many hats and is involved in various organizations across the nation. Her biggest accomplishment is establishing CueSign, Inc.; this is an organization that believes all deaf children should have visual access to language. In her real life, she is an ASL teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools and is an ASL curriculum coordinator for the North Carolina Virtual School system. She is a wife to her high school sweetheart, Roy, and a mom to her two hearing adult children, Rosemary and Paul.
Howard County Library System
Allison Jessing is the Head of Adult Curriculum at Howard County Library System. Prior to joining HCLS in 2015, she worked at both the National Archives Museum and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC as an interpretive educator. Allison holds a MFA from Boston University and a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, she now resides in Ellicott City, MD.
MD State Library
MD Deaf Culture Digital Library