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LSC: Resources for Prison Librarians

2011 October 13
by Christina Manz

With her retirement clock, for time served.

On the last day of September, Glennor Shirley retired from the Maryland Correctional Education Libraries. Glennor earned respect as an innovative leader in her field, and has announced on the Library Services to Prisoners listserv her intention to remain active in the future as a consultant and advocate.

Glennor states on her Prison Librarian blog, “Prison libraries help to provide information for successful reentry to society. . . The information needs of patrons are the same. Remember they were somebody’s neighbors, relatives, friends, spouse, children, lover before and after they committed a crime. Next to their family, information is one of the most important commodity in a prison. A librarian has information power!”

In honor of Glennor’s accomplished career, the LSC is highlighting our book resources for prison librarians. Contact us to borrow these titles:

The Prison Library Primer: A Program for the Twenty-First Century (2009)
Author: Brenda Vogel

Library Services to the Incarcerated: Applying the Public Library Model in Correctional Facility Libraries (2006)
Author: Sheila Clark

From Outreach to Equity: Innovative Models of Library Policy and Practice (2004)
Author: Robin Osborne



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