Webinar discusses successful initiatives in library services for people who are incarcerated

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/21/2015


Marianne Braverman

Marketing and Programs Manager

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies


CHICAGO — “Successful Initiatives in Library Services for People who are Incarcerated,” a new webinar hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA). This webinar is relevant to librarians that serve incarcerated youth and incarcerated adults. The webinar will focus on the work of both the public library and that of the state prisons. Participants will gain an understanding of the differences and similarities between the two. Discussion will demonstrate how both institutions face challenges internally, as well as with special populations. This webinar will provide a framework of best practices in delivering services and programs to incarcerated youth and adults.

This webinar is geared to librarians serving incarcerated adults and youth and those who are interested in serving adults/youth. The topic will focus on serving incarcerated youth from the perspective of the public library going into the space where teens are incarcerated and from the perspective of the prison librarians serving in their own space where incarcerated people are. The two institutions have different experiences as well as similarities that will be focused on

“Successful Initiatives in Library Services for People who are Incarcerated,” will be held from 10 - 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Registration rates start at $40 for ASCLA members, and registration will close on Friday, April, 17. Register online for this webinar now. Group rates are available, with either single login or multiple login options. Get group registration information at ASCLA’s Online Learning page.

ASCLA, a small, mighty and growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of librarians and support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies, specialized libraries and cooperatives, as well as those who are self-employed. Our division’s work centers on member-driven interest groups that represent the diversity and important work of our engaged and active members. Learn more about ASCLA and how to join this innovative division.