ERIC Number: ED059755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
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Objectives and Standards for Libraries in Correctional Institutions.
American Journal of Correction, Jul-Aug 1962
The library shares in common with other units or divisions of the institution the responsibility for educational, social, and vocational training of people committed to the institution. In carrying out this function, the library program: (1) provides vocational information; (2) enlarges social and reading backgrounds; (3) develops reading as a satisfying leisure-time activity, a therapeutic release from strain, and a positive aid in substituting new interests for undesirable attitudes and (4) prepares the individual, through his own efforts, for release and post-prison life. The Institution library carries out these objectives and functions by providing: (1) informal adult education through guidance, counseling, and planned reading courses geared to the needs and abilities of each individual; (2) materials supplementary to the work of and useful to the psychologist, the educational program, and all other divisions and staff members of the institution to whom library resources in and outside of the institution may be of value and (3) contacts with good library service which will accustom the individual to library usage as an essential in post-institution life. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: American Correctional Association, College Park, MD.
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