Libraries Behind Bars: Education and Outreach to Prisoners

Saturday, June 27, 2015 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Speaker: Amy Lerman, Michelle Schwartz Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley
Speaker: Elizabeth Marshak, Librarian, Correctional Training Facility
Speaker: Leah Jacobs, Doctoral Candidate, School of Social Welfare; Fellow, Center for Research on Social Change, UC Berkeley
Speaker: Tobi Jacobi, Associate Professor of English, Colorado State University

The United States incarcerates more citizens than any other country, which presents a pressing issue for civil society. This program brings together a multidisciplinary panel of scholars, moderated by a prison librarian, to raise awareness of the importance of prisoner education in reducing recidivism and improving rehabilitation outcomes. It highlights the role academic libraries play in research on the incarcerated and incarceration institutions, as well as in outreach to incarcerated populations. This is a joint program by ANSS, LES, and LPSS. This program is co-sponsored in name only by ASCLA.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 9:41am PDT
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