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Library services to the incarcerated : applying the public library model in correctional facility libraries

Sheila Clark (Author), Erica McCreaigh (Author)
This book is intended to aid librarians whose responsibilities include serving the incarcerated, either as full-time jail or prison librarians, or as public librarians who provide outreach services to correctional facilities. It will also be of interest to library school students considering careers in prison librarianship.The authors, a jail librarian and an outreach librarian, show how you can apply the public library model to inmate populations, and provide exemplary library service. They offer a wealth of ideas, answering questions about facilities and equipment, collection development, services and programming; computers and the Internet; managing human resources, including volunteers and inmate workers; budgeting and funding; and advocacy within the facility and in the community. The approach is practical and down-to-earth, with numerous examples and anecdotes to illustrate ideas.
Print Book, English, 2006
Libraries unlimited, Westport, 2006