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LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association)

Discussion Prison Inmates and Information Literacy

by Sandra Newell (non-member) 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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ASCLA (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Discussion Prison Inmates and Information Literacy

by Sandra Newell (non-member) 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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ASCLA SLAS (State Library Agency Section)

Discussion Prison Inmates and Information Literacy

by Sandra Newell (non-member) 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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ASCLA LSSPS (Libraries Serving Special Populations Section)

Discussion Prison Inmates and Information Literacy

by Sandra Newell (non-member) 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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ALA Committee on Literacy

Discussion Prison Inmates and Information Literacy

by Sandra Newell (non-member) 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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Literacy for All

Discussion Prison Inmates and Information Literacy

by Sandra Newell (non-member) 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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ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee

Discussion 'Salacious' book list removed from school web sites

by Diane Chen on Thu, May 21, 2009 at 08:21 am

I blogged last night about 2 intellectual freedom concerns in TN. The removal of YALSA's book list from a district website, and the suing of 2 (and 100+ other) schools in TN that block all GLBT sites but not the anti-gay sites. Please go to my blog and comment as well as comment here. Thanks. Diane

Blog Link: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/830000283/post/120044812.html 

I blogged last night about 2 intellectual freedom concerns in TN. The removal of YALSA's book list from a district website, and the suing of 2 (and 100+ other) schools in TN that block all GLBT sites but not the anti-gay sites. Please go to my blog and comment as well as comment here. Thanks. Diane

Blog Link: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/830000283/post/120044812.html 

What is happening to Intellectual Freedom in Tennessee?
May 20, 2009

Sometimes I'm simply frustrated with acts occurring around me. Take the article in the Tennessean today on "'Salacious' book list removed from school web sites." It seems one parent and board member objected to some of the titles on YALSA's Best Books for Young Adults list which was included in 2 schools' Summer Reading Lists, and had it removed from their district web site. 

Is this censorship? The books haven't been challenged, but access to one of the best lists for young adults has been denied to these students. This is just one step in a small group of people denying others the freedom to explore their interests and locate books that may not be locally available. 

I think if we started going through the lists of titles that ARE promoted by this district, someone would object to everything. As the late Gerald Hodges taught me, once "everyone" has finished removing every title they object to, the remaining book would be so utterly boring that he'd have to object to it, also. 

Another instance of what's happening in the background:  ACLU Sues To Stop Tennessee Schools From Censoring Gay Educational Web Sites. Filtering Software Allows Anti-Gay Sites. More information about the case, including the ACLU's complaint and a video featuring one of the student plaintiffs, is available online at: www.aclu.org/lgbt/youth/39346res20090413.html 

I'm sorry to say that my district is one of those being sued. Those of you who have worked with me before know that I am a passionate advocate for school librarians within the building having the capability of bypassing the filters to provide access at the local level. I lost that ability last year. Many of you never had it.

What frightens me more is to read the comments on the local newspaper. Sometimes I cannot believe the prejudicial, hateful comments that are shared. But I will not take away anyone's right to express their opinion. Sometimes you need to lift the rock and expose those critters to the light.

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ALA Committee on Diversity (COD)

Event Committee on Diversity Business Meeting II

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 20, 2009 at 02:16 pm

The ALA Council Committee on Diversity (COD) will hold its first business meeting at the ALA 2009 Annual Conference on Friday, July 10th from 3-6pm in the Palmer House Empire Room. COD will meet again on Sunday, July 12 from 8am-12pm in the Palmer House Salon X. 

COD Subcommittee Members need only attend the Friday Session.

In accordance with ALA Policy 7.4.4 Open Meetings, Committee on Diversity meetings are open to all members and to members of the press. Registration requirements apply. 

The ALA Council Committee on Diversity (COD) will hold its first business meeting at the ALA 2009 Annual Conference on Friday, July 10th from 3-6pm in the Palmer House Empire Room. COD will meet again on Sunday, July 12 from 8am-12pm in the Palmer House Salon X. 

COD Subcommittee Members need only attend the Friday Session.

In accordance with ALA Policy 7.4.4 Open Meetings, Committee on Diversity meetings are open to all members and to members of the press. Registration requirements apply. 

For more information on the Committee on Diversity visit www.ala.org/diversity or send email to diversity{at}ala{dot}org.

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ALA Spectrum Advisory Committee

Event Committee on Diversity Business Meeting I: includes all COD Subcommittees

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 20, 2009 at 02:07 pm

The ALA Council Committee on Diversity (COD) will hold its first business meeting at the ALA 2009 Annual Conference on Friday, July 10th from 3-6pm in the Palmer House Empire Room. COD will meet again on Sunday, July 12 from 8am-12pm in the Palmer House Salon X. 

The ALA Council Committee on Diversity (COD) will hold its first business meeting at the ALA 2009 Annual Conference on Friday, July 10th from 3-6pm in the Palmer House Empire Room. COD will meet again on Sunday, July 12 from 8am-12pm in the Palmer House Salon X. 

All COD Subcommittees are required to attend this Friday session.  COD and its subcommittees will convene jointly from 3-4pm and will then hold individual business meetings from 4-6pm. COD Subcommittees are: the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee; the Diversity Council; and the Spectrum Advisory Committee. 

In accordance with ALA Policy 7.4.4 Open Meetings, Committee on Diversity meetings are open to all members and to members of the press. Registration requirements apply. 

For more information on the Committee on Diversity visit www.ala.org/diversity or send email to diversity{at}ala{dot}org.

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