Tagged: Instruction and Outreach

The role of libraries within prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities

This paper will provide an overview of the current state of libraries within jails, prisons, and youth facilities: their policies, the programs they run, and their impact on incarcerated individuals. By examining collection development, patron privacy, prison law libraries, reference services, the school-to-prison pipeline, literacy programs for youth, and technology and information literacy, I hope to show the range and breadth of what prison libraries seek to accomplish.

Identity in LIS

Students from fall 2016’s Identity and Culturally Responsive Practice course will share findings from their scholarship on issues of race, class, and gender within the LIS field and our own SI community. Join us for a presentation and open discussion.

Reference Services to Incarcerated People

This panel presentation describes a service-learning partnership with the New York Public Library’s Correctional Services Department, answering reference questions mailed from people incarcerated not only in New York City and State prisons and jails but also in prisons and jails across the country.

Critical Literacy Resources for Teens

In LIS 677 Literacy and Literature for Young Adults, we used a youth lens to situate ourselves as adult librarians selecting resources for teens. Student presenters will share topical resource lists that share multiple intersections and draw on some of the newest materials for teens that address social and cultural issues using humor, advocacy, and the voices of teens.

“You Are Here”: An Arts & Letters Book Display

This presentation will share a book display curated for use at the Arts & Letters elementary school library in Brooklyn. The “You Are Here” display curates place-The display entices students first to “read the book” and then to “see the sights.” The presentation will share reflections and images of the implemented display.

Community Building & Engagement

This panel explores research and recommendations in community building and engagement at three organizations: the Finkelstein Memorial Library; Pax Gaming Community; and the United States Military, Academic Library, West Point. Special emphasis is placed on social media.

Visual Literacy in Pre-K Curricula

Interviews were conducted to identify an art movement that 4-6 yr. old children felt most comfortable discussing. Children were introduced to basic visual literacy concepts in two images to gauge comprehension and improvement. Parents and educators were surveyed for interests in and challenges with integrating visual literacy into pre-k curriculum.