The Services to People Who Are Incarcerated Interest Group provides librarians in who work with patrons in California jails and prisons with the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and identify best practices for serving this patron base. It consists of public librarians, special librarians, and library students interested in services to patrons in jails and prisons. The Interest Group prioritizes the ALA Statement on Prisoner's Right to Read and advocates for information access as a human right.
- To develop and share best practices
- To share information about culturally competent services
- To support members in providing information to patrons in jails and prisons
- To connect patrons in jails and prisons with library resources relevant to reentry
- To identify the circumstances unique to providing library services to people in jails and prisons
Jeanie Austin, San Francisco Public Library: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Services to People Who are Incarcerated Interest Group are invited to join the Services to People Who are Incarcerated Listserv where members communicate and share
Please note: the listserv will be reviewed twice per year and non-active CLA members will be removed from the list.