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Discussion Midwinter

by Elizabeth Marshak on Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Anyone planning to attend Midwinter? My plan is to have an informal lunch meeting over deep dish pizza.

Online Doc Useful Resources

by Elizabeth Marshak on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 10:52 am

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.ala.org/tools/prison-libraries

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.ala.org/tools/prison-libraries

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

http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/Resource_Guides_And_Services_July_2010.pdf

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://www.youthlibraries.org/margins-book-award-selection-committee

http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Services_for_the_Imprisoned 

http://olos.ala.org/columns/?p=113 What do Prisoners Read?

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Discussion Minutes for the Library Services for the Incarcerated and Detained Interest Group Meeting Vegas 2014

by Elizabeth Marshak on Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 11:36 am

Attached are the minutes for our most recent meeting.  I've also uploaded them to the files section.

Discussion Digital Literacy in Prison, Continued Conversation

by Elizabeth Marshak on Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 05:13 pm

We had a great discussion at the interest group meeting at ALA Annual Sunday.  We talked about eReaders, the corporate entities seeking to make a profit, possibility of limited internet, the need for security, deciding which vendor, what content to add, the need for buy in and support from Corrections, IT and Education. 

Please add anything I have missed or that you think is important.

Also if you had further thoughts regarding the panel Online Inside, feel free to share those as well.

Event Library Services to the Incarcerated and Detained

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Meeting of the members of the ASCLA Interest Group Library Services to the Incarcerated and Detained and of those who are curious

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Discussion Library Services for the Incarcerated and Detained Interest Group Meeting Vegas 2014

by Elizabeth Marshak on Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 11:13 am

Looking forward to meeting with the group at the conference on Sunday June 29th at 10:30.  I am starting to put together the agenda.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions for items to be discussed.

Also, I've made reservations for a Prison Librarian Brunch after the meeting at 12:30 on the strip. Let me know if you're interested in joining us.

Discussion LAST CHANCE! ASCLA Online Training Course: Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 02:01 pm

Last Chance!
ASCLA’s online course;
“Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience”
with Kate Todd!
 Four week course
Live sessions
Thursdays, Feb. 27 - Mar. 23, 2014
1:00-2:00pm CST

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?

Last Chance!
ASCLA’s online course;
“Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience”
with Kate Todd!
 Four week course
Live sessions
Thursdays, Feb. 27 - Mar. 23, 2014
1:00-2:00pm CST

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.

Learning Outcomes:
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
 
Instructor
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
• Online
• 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.
Contact
Questions about your registration should be directed to registration@ala.org. Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Andrea Hill, ASCLA Web Manager, at ahill@ala.org. For more information about the course, go here.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!
 

 
Upcoming Course
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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Discussion Deadline extended to June 1: proposals for 2014 programs, preconferences and institutes

by Liz Markel (staff) on Fri, May 24, 2013 at 01:53 pm

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: 

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.

Please share this message with colleagues and distribution lists as appropriate!

We look forward to reviewing your submissions. :o)
-Liz

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Event Library Services to the Incarcerated and Detained/ Library Services for Youth in Custody Interest Groups

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:09 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Open discussion amongst librarians and staff serving incarcerated and detained youth, or those who would like to be serving them. We will discuss our new resources, review and award program, share other ideas and resources. This group will also be holding a tour of a local juvenile detention facility on Monday afternoon (advance registration is required).

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Event Library Services to the Incarcerated and Detained Interest Group Discussion Meeting (ASCLA LSSPS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Open discussion about how this new interest group can assist librarians to provide service for the incarcerated and detained.

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