ERIC Number: ED310777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Jail Library Service: A Guide for Librarians and Administrators.
Bayley, Linda; And Others
Designed to provide basic information on joint planning of library services for jail populations by correctional and library personnel and inmates, this curriculum guide covers 10 topics: (1) a rationale for library services in jails; (2) the characteristics and role of the jail librarian; (3) the first steps in planning library services; (4) assessing the needs of inmates; (5) options for the delivery of jail library service and record keeping; (6) types and sources of materials and working with a materials selection policy; (7) service options, i.e., literacy programs, GED or high school completion, learner's advisory service, college-level examination program, correspondence courses, reentry classes or seminars, programs on topics of special interest, legal referral service, and information and referral; (8) how to develop community support for the jail library programs; (9) sources of funding, including suggestions for writing proposals; and (10) how to evaluate the program. Sample checklists, worksheets, and questionnaires are included, as well as short written exercises for the user of the guide. Appended materials include a list of national resources, library standards for jails and detention centers, a sample materials selection policy, sample policy statements, and sample questionnaires for interest surveys. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Libraries and Learning Technologies (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, Chicago, IL.
Note: For a related project report, see IR 052 837.