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

Author: Brenda Vogel
Publisher: Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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This practical guide to operating and promoting a correctional library focuses on the basic priorities: collection development; location, space planning, and furnishing suggestions; information on court decisions and legislation affecting prisoners' rights. This volume also includes an information-skills training curriculum, sample administration policies, essential digital and print sources, and community support  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Vogel
ISBN: 9780810854031 0810854031
OCLC Number: 950861471
Description: 1 v. (xxiv-272 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Reachin' behind bars: library outreach to prisoners, 1798-2000 --
2. Library service in the prison community: similarities to the outside community and the unique: how to deliver on the premise/promise --
3. Space: choosing it, losing it, design, furnishings and equipment, wayfinding/signage --
4. Collection, coercion, and constitution: a collision with the absurd --
5. A prisoner's locus sanctum: the law library --
6. Fahrenheit 451 on cell block D: a bar examination to safeguard America's jailhouse lawyers from the post-Lewis blaze consuming their law libraries --
7. Networking, vamping, isolation --
8. The information gaff, the digital denied, library automation, and you --
9. Much ado over nothing: contraband, boundary violations, other crimes and misdemeanors that afflict the prison library --
10. On making a difference --
11. The library as a force in human reclamation: reentry --
12. Learning to become a correctional librarian --
13. Frequently asked questions --
14. Recommended readings and online resources --
15. Sources for additional information and advocacy.
Responsibility: Brenda Vogel.


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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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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