ASCLA Library Services for the Incarcerated and Detained Interest Group Section
Here are some useful links. Feel free to add to it resources that you want others to know about, don't limit yourself to websites. I've left this open to anyone because I know there a lot of prison librarians out there who are not members of ALA.
http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/scall/locating.htm Locating the law guide
http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/ Books that are no longer under copyright that you can view online.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ Health information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health
https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp Social Security office locator
http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide.php Library of Congress Guide to Law Online
http://www.law.cornell.edu/ Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute
http://olos.ala.org/columns/?p=113 What do Prisoners Read?
Minutes for the Library Services for the Incarcerated and Detained Interest Group Meeting Vegas 2014by Elizabeth Marshak on Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 11:36 am
LAST CHANCE! ASCLA Online Training Course: Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experienceby Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 02:01 pm
ASCLA’s online course;
“Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience”
with Kate Todd!
Four week course
Thursdays, Feb. 27 - Mar. 23, 2014
It’s estimated that on any given day 2 million children in the U.S. have one parent who is incarcerated and more than 70,000 youth under age 18 are themselves in detention facilities. How do young people learn about life behind bars?
Books for children and young adults can portray how jail sentences impact individuals, their children, their parents and their community.
Course Description: In this new 4-week course, you'll read several juvenile books, from picture books to teen novels, which explore the prison experience. You'll analyze the books in an online discussion, discuss age appropriate information that should be provided for youth, look at statistics about who goes to jail and consider the role that libraries can play in assisting patrons dealing with these issues. The discussion/chat can also be a model for librarians who want to lead book discussions for their patrons.
Participants who complete this course should be able to:
• Assist children, young adults, parents and teachers in finding age appropriate books that portray the impact of incarceration;
• Become familiar with resources that provide facts and research about the population in the United States that is behind bars;
• Develop appropriate services for their communities that address literacy and other needs of families impacted by correctional facilities.
Students who complete the required coursework for “Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience” will receive 1.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).
Who Should Attend: If you are a children’s, young adult or youth librarian in a public library, an Outreach librarian in public library, a library media specialist in a school or juvenile detention center, a prison librarian or any library staff member interested in children’s books or correctional facilities, this is the course for you!
Date(s) & Time(s)
February 27 - March 23, 2014
Four live online sessions using chat in Join Me:
Chat 1: Thursday, February 27, 1:00-2:00 pm CST
Chat 2: Thursday, March 6, 1:00-2:00 pm CST
Chat 3: Thursday, March 13, 1:00-2:00 pm CST
Chat 4: Thursday, March 20, 1:00-2:00 pm CST
Kate Todd has her MLS from the University of Denver and an MA in educational technology from New York University. She has worked as a librarian at The New York Public Library and Manhattanville College and taught online courses for ALA since 2008. She has taught Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities (sponsored by ASCLA), and courses sponsored by ALSC. She also presented a training workshop for NYC schools librarians working with incarcerated youth at the Passages Academy.
How to Register
• By Fax: download, complete, and fax form (PDF format) to (312) 280-1538
• By Mail: download, complete, and mail form (PDF format) to American Library Association, ATTN: MACS/Online CE Registration, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Registration Fees (these fees reflect the $20 increase for courses offering CEU credits)
• $150 for ASCLA members
• $195 for ALA members
• $230 for non-ALA members
• $120 for student members and retired members
Interested in Group Registration?
Groups are defined as two or more librarians/staff from a library or network of libraries who are enrolling in the same course at the same time. Download the group registration form.
Questions about your registration should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Andrea Hill, ASCLA Web Manager, at email@example.com. For more information about the course, go here.
Thank you and we look forward to your participation!
Improving Library Services to People With Disabilities
May 19 - June 15, 2014
Two live course chat meetings:
Chat 1: Thursday, May 29, 3-4 pm CST
Chat 2: Thursday, June 12, 3-4 pm CST
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The deadline for proposals for ASCLA's 2014 Annual Conference programs, preconferences and Midwinter Meeting institutes has been extended to June 1!
More details at the ASCLA blog: http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2013/04/call-for-proposals-ascla-2014-programs-preconferences-institutes/
**Who can propose a program, institute or preconference?** Any current ASCLA member can propose one of these events, however we strongly encourage support and sponsorship from one of our interest groups! If you’re not an interest group member, consider joining one and using the group as a springboard for your conference event ideas. Check out the list of our interest groups, contact information for interest group leaders and instructions on how to join.
**What sorts of topics are of interest?** The best topics represent ASCLA’s core member areas–state library agencies, special populations librarians, independent librarians and library consultants, and resource-sharing librarians at networks and cooperatives–but are also of interest to librarians throughout the profession from all types of libraries. Keep in mind that topics should still be relevant in January and June 2014 when they are finally presented! You can browse our interest group list here for inspiration.
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