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Criminal Justice & Criminology Discussion Group

Saturday, June 29, 2013
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, US/Central

Please Join Us in a Valuable Discussion:

ACRL ANSS Criminal Justice & Criminology Librarians Discussion Group
ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois

Preliminary Agenda

Date: Sat., 29 June 2013
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Place: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Columbus GH

A. Welcome & Introductions: Sally Willson Weimer, Convener
B. Request volunteer to take notes
C. 1.Michelle Guittar, Justice Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Social Work, Geography &
        Environmental Studies Librarian, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago
     Collection development, information literacy, & liaison with faculty in Justice Studies:
           Challenges & opportunities
   2.Beth Sheehan, Visiting Anthropology/Sociology Librarian, University of Illinois at
     Criminal justice collections & resources within the context of research needs in other social
         sciences (i.e., Sociology, Social Work); collection development strategies for
         Associates programs in Law Enforcement & Paralegal Studies

D. Questions & Answers
E. Criminal Justice & Criminology toolkit-Draft introduction
F. Transition of Conveners
G. Suggested topics for ALA Midwinter, Jan. 2014

Sally Willson Weimer
Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara

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The Criminal Justice Discussion Group will meet on January 25, 2014 at the Convention Center (118A) from 4.30 to 5.30.  The speaker will be Dr. Larry Sullivan, Associate Dean and Chief Librarian of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.  He is the chief library administrator of one of the senior colleges of The City University of New York.  He directs all operations of the largest criminal justice library in the world, including implementation of new technologies, teaching graduate courses, and directing Ph.D. dissertations in criminal justice.  He has authored or edited books with Sage Publications, a leading publisher of criminal justice materials.


Please join us for an interesting discussion on criminal justice resources and libraries.

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The Criminal Justice Discussion Group will meet Saturday, June 28th from 3 to 4 pm at the LVCC.  The meeting is in room N203. Susie Skarl from UNLV will be the guest speaker. Ms. Skarl will present on using multidisciplinary sources in criminal justice.  We hope you join us for the discussion.

More than Just the Facts: Engaging Library Users in Telling the Story through Multidisciplinary Resources

More than Just the Facts: Engaging Library Users in Telling the Crime Story through Multidisciplinary Resources

In the 1950s TV show and 1987 movie, “Dragnet,” Detective Sergeant Joe Friday stated, "All we want are the facts." While facts and figures are vital to criminal justice research with students, faculty, and public patrons, there are a myriad of criminological, historical, sociological, business, government, scholarly, and popular culture resources that can engage library users with exploring the rest of the story.

The discussion will focus on using multidisciplinary resources to engage library users into investigating and telling the rest of a criminal story.  Discussion ideas include strategies on how to adapt this idea for undergraduates & graduates, receiving buy-in from faculty members, and assessing the effectiveness of this approach.