Resources for Libraries Serving Incarcerated youth
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
- 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