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Libraries in Prisons

Author : William Coyle
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This is the first book-length study of prison libraries to provide a comprehensive overview of their history and to analyze their development in terms of the goals of correctional agencies and the values and traditions of librarianship. The author's introduction points out that in recent years new considerations have made it more difficult to clearly determine the value and purpose of prison libraries with respect to both the inmates who use them and the institutions of which they are a part. A heightened sense of professional consciousness in the library profession, expanded awareness of the uses of libraries, and changes in the laws and politics of criminal justice have all contributed to new ways of thinking about prison libraries, and have made a seemingly once simple matter complex.

Exploring the Roles and Practices of Libraries in Prisons

Author : Jane Garner
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Exploring the Roles and Practices of Libraries in Prisons aims to strengthen and expand the small body of knowledge currently published regarding libraries in prisons, with each chapter addressing different aspects of the roles and practices of library services to prisons and prisoners.

The Prison Library Primer

Author : Brenda Vogel
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In this century the central and quintessential correctional facility program ought to be the library. While the U.S. prison industry has embraced a massive reentry movement emphasizing literacy and job readiness for former felons, prison libraries have been ignored as potential sources for reintegration. In The Prison Library Primer: A Program for the Twenty-First Century, Brenda Vogel addresses the unique challenges facing the prison librarian. This practical guide to operating and promoting a correctional library focuses on the basic priorities: collection development; location, space planning, and furnishing suggestions; information on court decisions and legislation affecting prisoners' rights. This volume also includes an information-skills training curriculum, sample administration policies, essential digital and print sources, and community support resources. Equipped with practical library science tools and creative solutions, The Prison Library Primer is an invaluable resource that will help the librarian and library advocate develop, grow, and maintain an effective, user-centered library program.

Guidelines for Prison Libraries

Author : Library Association. Prison Libraries Group
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These revised guidelines represent a comprehensive updating of the Library Association's policy statement on the nature and operation of libraries in prisons. The guidelines are designed to provide a complete source of reference on the provision of prison library services for professional librarians, prison governors, education co-ordinators, teaching staff and prison library officers.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author : Library of Congress
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Prison Librarianship Policy and Practice

Author : Suzanna Conrad
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Prisoners are in a grey area regarding library services. Prison libraries violate many tenets of librarianship, with the justification of maintaining order. The field is de-professionalized--many positions are filled by persons without degrees in library science, and corrections administrators often write policy for services. Critics cite the need to implement public library service models despite practical difficulties. This book investigates state, national and international policies on prison libraries, reviews literature on the topic and describes partnerships between prisons and public libraries. Results from a national survey and follow-up interviews are included, providing a full narrative of policy outcomes in U.S. prisons.

Annual Report of the Commissioners of Prisons of Massachusetts

Author : Massachusetts. Board of Commissioners of Prisons
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Libraries Inside

Author : Rhea Joyce Rubin
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For the most part, institutional librarians are isolated from the remainder of the profession and have little opportunity to discuss the unique demands they face with their colleagues. Ten current or former prison librarians cover all aspects of the prison library here: the prison community, the planning process, professional staff, inmate staff, collection development, services, programs, literacy, budgeting, facility and equipment, automation, and legal services. The contributors are Daniel Suvak, Rhea Joyce Rubin, Sandy Souza, Stephen M. Mallinger, Diana Reese, Nancy Pitts, Ann Piascik, Timothy Brown, Vibeke Lehmann, and Jay Ihrig.

Public Libraries in the United States of America

Author : USA Bureau of Education
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Public Libraries in the United States of America

Author : United States. Bureau of Education
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