How do you use your libraries?
Submitted by Kathy_Tracey on January 19, 2019 - 1:22pm
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We know that library access is a critical element of literacy development and community engagement. I'd like to learn how you use libraries in your facilities to support your student development? I encourage you to look at Data Driven Librarianship in Corrections. What are the issues you face with library access / use in your facilities? Do you consider teaching students how to engaging in library services as a reentry skill?
From the site, "The full role of the library in corrections is so much more. Both institutional and public libraries offer services and resources that facilitate a smooth transition from criminal justice involvement to crime-free living in the community. Libraries are deterrents of crime, providing alternatives to criminal behavior and undesirable activities, both within a facility and outside in a community."
I'd love to hear your thoughts, ideas, and strategies for connecting your students to the library services in your facilities and what outcomes you are seeing.