ERIC Number: ED262808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
IFLA General Conference, 1985. Division on Libraries Serving the General Public. Section on Libraries Serving Disadvantaged People. Papers.
International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).
This document contains two papers on library services in prisons which were presented at the 1985 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference. In the paper, "Library Service in Prisons/Correctional Institutions," Phyllis I. Dalton (United States) proposes that the IFLA Section on Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons establish a working group to address the issue of library service in prisons. Among the topics discussed are the difficulty of her initial international literature searches; the need to make people aware of the informational and recreational needs of this population; the need for comprehensive literature searches so as not to duplicate previous efforts; and recommendations for action, evaluation, and accreditation. In "Prison Library Services--A Responsibility for the Public Libraries," Bjorg Heie (Norway) presents a picture of the development of prison libraries in Norway. This paper includes facts about Norway; information on library services in prisons before 1980; a model for buying services from the municipal public libraries; and discussions of the division of responsibility between prisons and libraries; the size of collections and payment for the right to use books; and staff requirements and work in the prison library. (THC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: Norway