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The prison library primer : a program for the twenty-first century

Author: Brenda Vogel
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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This book is a practical guide to understanding how to operate a prison library in contemporary society. It equips the librarian and library advocate with the necessary background, practical library  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Vogel
ISBN: 9780810854031 0810854031
OCLC Number: 319514243
Description: xxiv, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Reachin' behind bars : library outreach to prisoners, 1798-2000 --
Library service in the prison community : similarities to the outside community and the unique : how to deliver on the premise/promise --
Space : choosing it, losing it, design, furnishings and equipment, wayfinding/signage --
Collection, coercion, and constitution : a collision with the absurd --
A prisoner's locus sanctum : the law library --
Fahrenheit 451 on cell block D : a bar examination to safeguard America's jailhouse lawyers from the post-Lewis blaze consuming their law libraries --
Networking, vamping, isolation --
The information gaff, the digital denied, library automation, and you --
Much ado over nothing : contraband, boundary violations, other crimes and misdemeanors that afflict the prison library --
On making a difference --
The library as a force in human reclamation : reentry --
Learning to become a correctional librarian --
Frequently asked questions --
Recommended readings and online resources --
Sources for additional information and advocacy.
Responsibility: Brenda Vogel.

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This serves as a revised edition of the author's Down for the Count: A Prison Library Handbook (1995), in which she wrote about prison libraries as fundamental parts of the correctional system. Now, Read more...

 
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