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Discussion Prison Inmates and Information Literacy

by Sandra Newell on Thu, May 21, 2009 at 09:29 am

Here is an interesting article on a public library serving ex-offenders by
Otis D. Alexander is the director of the Danville Public Library. He can be reached at alexaod@ci.danville.va.us.

Many of this audience have low literacy skills and would benefit from being referred to library literacy programs and/or to community literacy programs as they get out of prison.

The library developed a resource guide for ex-offenders in Virginia

Here is an interesting article on a public library serving ex-offenders by
Otis D. Alexander is the director of the Danville Public Library. He can be reached at alexaod@ci.danville.va.us.

Many of this audience have low literacy skills and would benefit from being referred to library literacy programs and/or to community literacy programs as they get out of prison.

The library developed a resource guide for ex-offenders in Virginia

http://www.ilovelibraries.org/news/topstories/danville.cfm

 

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