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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 01:57 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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Our mailing address is:
ASCLA and RUSA, divisions of the American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611

 

 

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Event Annual 2013: Juvenile Facility Tour!!

by Camden Tadhg on Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Tour of Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center including its library, operated by Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School, located on the west side of Chicago.  Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center is one of the largest youth detention centers in the country. The school and library are operated by Chicago Public Schools and the library is staffed by a full-time, certified school library media specialist. The tour is sponsored by Library Services for Youth in Custody and run by Megan Cusick, Nancy B. Jefferson School Librarian, and Camden Tadhg, Logistics Team Chair of Library Services for Youth in Custody.

All attendees must register by 5pm on June 14th by filling out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aJLi5cWkKeQVdVEHkn7vYTTID3kMbhXs3T3yeiPb0fU/viewform

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Discussion Attend our LSYC events at Annual 2013

by Camden Tadhg on Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm

LSYC is holding two events at ALA Annual 2013, co-sponsored with ASCLA:

June 30th, 3:00pm-4:00pm - Library Services for Youth in Custody Networking Gathering

July 1st, 8:45am-12:30pm - Tour of Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center

LSYC is holding two events at ALA Annual 2013, co-sponsored with ASCLA:

June 30th, 3:00pm-4:00pm - Library Services for Youth in Custody Networking Gathering

July 1st, 8:45am-12:30pm - Tour of Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center

Tour of Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center including its library, operated by Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School, located on the west side of Chicago.  Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center is one of the largest youth detention centers in the country. The school and library are operated by Chicago Public Schools and the library is staffed by a full-time, certified school library media specialist. This event will be run by Megan Cusick, Nancy B. Jefferson School Librarian, and Camden Tadhg, Logistics Team Chair of Library Services for Youth in Custody.

All attendees must register by 5pm on June 14th by filling out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aJLi5cWkKeQVdVEHkn7vYTTID3kMbhXs3T3yeiPb0fU/viewform

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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 01:54 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 for Youth in Custody Interest Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Stop by our networking, problem-solving, skills-sharing session to share tips, concerns, and experiences with other librarians working with incarcerated, detained, or committed youth.

More information about this conference session

Discussion General Questions about Library Services for Youth in Custody

by Kelly Knudsen_TeacherWI (non-member) on Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Hello,

I am currently teaching English at a juvenile correctional facility in
Wisconsin and I am also working on my Masters of LIS through UW-Milwaukee
because this month I will be transitioning into the role of school librarian
for half of my day.

I am working on a Careers paper for my Foundations of Library and Information
class and would like to pose a few questions to all of you. If you have time, could you
please respond to one or all of the questions below?  Thank you!

Hello,

I am currently teaching English at a juvenile correctional facility in
Wisconsin and I am also working on my Masters of LIS through UW-Milwaukee
because this month I will be transitioning into the role of school librarian
for half of my day.

I am working on a Careers paper for my Foundations of Library and Information
class and would like to pose a few questions to all of you. If you have time, could you
please respond to one or all of the questions below?  Thank you!

1.      What do you see as the challenges and problems facing librarians that
work with incarcerated youth?  What are some ways to overcome these challenges
and problems?

2.      Does your facility allow access to online journals or databases?

3.      Why do you believe libraries in correctional facilities are necessary?

4.      What are your insights into the profession of librarians for
incarcerated youth?

5.      What are the prospects for this specialty in the foreseeable future?

6.      Please list 5 books or authors that your students just cannot get
enough of.

7.      Any other general comments you would like to share?

Sincerely,

Kelly Knudsen
English Teacher
Copper Lake/Lincoln Hills School
Irma, WI

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Discussion Resources for Libraries Serving Incarcerated youth

by Kathleen Houlihan on Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 10:20 am

For librarians and staff who are new to working in juvenile detention facilities, it can be difficult to find information about how to get started.

The following resources that have been compiled here are just a starting point (and hopefully others will chime in and provide their resources too!), but we hope they will help you find what you need to serve youth who have been incarcerated in your community.

For librarians and staff who are new to working in juvenile detention facilities, it can be difficult to find information about how to get started.

The following resources that have been compiled here are just a starting point (and hopefully others will chime in and provide their resources too!), but we hope they will help you find what you need to serve youth who have been incarcerated in your community.

  • ASCLA Interest Group: Library Services for Incarcerated Youth (LSSP)
    • This group was formed in the fall of 2011 and is just getting started. More to come!
  • YALSA Lockdown Listserv
    • This is the channel for the majority of our discussions about serving this population
  • Library Services to Incarcerated Youth Wiki
    • Formed in early 2011, this wiki is a repository for knowledge about serving youth who have been detained or incarcerated
  • youthlibraries.org
    • Website being developed by Colorado State Librarian, Camden Tahg, using Drupal. Will be a resource repository for those serving youth who have been detained or incarcerated

Welcome!

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Event Virtual Meeting: Library Services for Incarcerated Youth Interest Group

by Kathleen Houlihan on Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 10:06 am

We will be meeting virtually from 1-3pm (central) on 11 January 2012 to discuss our newly formed ASCLA Interest Group: Library Services for Incarcerated Youth!

 AGENDA ITEMS:

We will be meeting virtually from 1-3pm (central) on 11 January 2012 to discuss our newly formed ASCLA Interest Group: Library Services for Incarcerated Youth!

 AGENDA ITEMS:

  •  LSIY: What’s in a name? Reviewing survey results and coming up with a permanent name for our interest group – led by Devo
  •  Website Update – led by Camden
  •  Taskforce for revising the Standards for Service to Juvenile Detention Facilities (1999) – led by Kathleen
  •  Status of the Wiki: Areas for improvement (grants, program ideas, books, etc) – led by Amy (?)
  • Education & Advocacy:
    • Conference Programs: 2012 Kathleen, Amy, Angela… 2013…who?
      • Tours of juvenile facilities to coincide with conferences?
    • Professional Journal Articles: (discuss)
    • ASCLA Webinar Series – led by Robbie
    • Collection Development: resources, lists, reviews, challenges – (led by Jessica & Jeanie?)
  • Award or Reading List for Books of interest to Incarcerated Youth – (led Amy)
  • State of Our Services – round robin member share (program successes, struggles, new ideas/strategies, etc… what are you doing at your facility?) - group

ABOUT VIRTUAL MEETINGS FROM ASCLA:

As a way to help you get your interest groups started, we’d like to offer the use of GoTo webinar/meeting software for one virtual meeting for your interest group between now and Midwinter. We hope it will help you prepare before your Midwinter meeting – or serve as a substitute if you do not plan to have a meeting at the Midwinter conference.

 GoTo allows up to 99 participants per meeting and has been pretty easy to use. I will point out that its capacity for screen readers does not work well at all, so if you have any participants using them, GoTo is not a good choice for your meeting (we are in the process of identifying another software package that is more accessible but are not there yet). We will also help to promote the meeting, if you wish, using the ASCLA blog and website.

 We will offer practice sessions to those of you who would like to schedule a meeting. 

If you’re interested, please contact Andrea Hill, ahill@ala.org, to schedule a time and day for the practice and actual meeting.

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Discussion Information needed for Interface by December 15, 2011

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 03:20 pm

Hello Everyone,

Interface, ASCLA's e-newsletter, would like to hear from your interest group about any news, programs, activities, projects, plans, etc. that you are working on.

Please send a paragraph or 2 to Anne Abate: anne@librarydiscountnetwork.com by Dec. 15, 2011. We'll also include the link to your connect group if you provide it so that you can recruit more members!

Thanks!

Best Wishes,

 

Susan

 

Hello Everyone,

Interface, ASCLA's e-newsletter, would like to hear from your interest group about any news, programs, activities, projects, plans, etc. that you are working on.

Please send a paragraph or 2 to Anne Abate: anne@librarydiscountnetwork.com by Dec. 15, 2011. We'll also include the link to your connect group if you provide it so that you can recruit more members!

Thanks!

Best Wishes,

 

Susan

 

Susan Hornung
Executive Director, ASCLA/RUSA
American Library Association
50 East Huron
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (800) 545-2433 x4395
Direct:  (312) 280-4395
Fax: (312) 280-5273
Email: shornung@ala.org
ALA: www.ala.org
ASCLA: www.ala.org/ascla
RUSA: www.ala.org/rusa

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The purpose of Library Services for Youth in Custody is to serve the needs of and advocate for those who provide library services for youth in custody, which would include, at the least, incarcerated/detained/committed youth in both juvenile & adult settings in municipal, county, local, state, or federal settings, including ICE detention centers and youth in secure mental health or rehab settings, and might also include at-risk youth in other forms of group homes or government custody.

The ASCLA Interest Group of LSYC works with ASCLA to facilitate partnerships and goal alignment between these two groups.

The primary vehicles for discussion and resource-sharing are the YALSA-Lockdown Listserv and the Library Services for Youth in Custody Website.

To become an official member of LSYC, please fill out the membership form on the LSYC webpage: http://www.youthlibraries.org/lsyc-membership-form.  To become a member of the ASCLA interest group, please follow the normal procedure for joining ASCLA interest groups through the ALA membership system.

DESIRED OUTPUT & OUTCOMES:

All across America, youth are incarcerated or detained with little or no access to high-interest, culturally relevant library materials or engaging programming. Research has shown that free and independent reading is the number one tool to improve literacy, a vital component to reducing recidivism. Because youth come from and will return to all communities, library services for these youth are vital to everyone. LSYC works to share best practices and facilitate networking between people providing library services to incarcerated and detained youth and to encourage everyone to promote and support high quality library services to incarcerated youth in their communities.

ANTICIPATED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

LSYC undertakes projects on a committee basis.  Members can form a committee for any project they wish to undertake and bring a proposal for approval to the LSYC general membership.  Current committees include:

  • ASCLA Interest Group
  • In the Margins – “Best of” list & book reviews
  • Logistics Team – responsible for administering the LSYC organization
  • Membership Committee
  • National Standards Committee – rewriting the national Library Standards for Juvenile Correctional Facilities
  • Website Committee

There are currently proposals being developed for:

  • Accessibility Committee
  • YALSA Interest Group

For questions, please contact the current ASCLA Interest Group Chair, Camden Tadh (Tadhg_c@cde.state.co.us)

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