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Introduction

Prisoners are in a grey area regarding library services. Prison libraries violate many tenets of librarianship, with the justification of maintaining order. The field is de-professionalized-many...

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Original Title
Prison Librarianship Policy and Practice
ISBN13
9781476666334
Edition Format
Paperback
Number of Pages
224 pages
Book Language
English
Ebook Format
PDF, EPUB

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Prisoners are in a grey area regarding library services. Prison libraries violate many tenets of librarianship, with the justification of maintaining order. The field is de-professionalized-many positions are filled by persons without degrees in library science, and corrections administrators often write policy for services.

Critics cite the need to implement public libra Prisoners are in a grey area regarding library services. Prison libraries violate many tenets of librarianship, with the justification of maintaining order. The field is de-professionalized-many positions are filled by persons without degrees in library science, and corrections administrators often write policy for services.

Critics cite the need to implement public library service models despite practical difficulties. This book investigates state, national and international policies on prison libraries, reviews literature on the topic and describes partnerships between prisons and public libraries. Results from a national survey and follow-up interviews are included, providing a full narrative of policy outcomes in U.S. prisons.


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