ALA Unit/Subunit: ASCLA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Our team of three library professionals will present strategies for best providing credible information to inmates in jail and prison settings. Specifically, collection development, budgeting and community partnerships will be discussed. Two library professionals from the United States and one from Canada will share their collaboration efforts, programming ideas, reentry strategies and collection development policies. The panel will address the difficulties regularly faced when providing access to their populations in prison or jail. In addition, the topic of censorship and Intellectual Freedom will be examined in the four correctional library settings. Finally, the role of technology in a special correctional library will be reviewed--from the sources used by our library professionals to the restrictions placed on the inmates. Panelists will present personal success stories as well as challenges they face regularly as library professionals in secure environments.