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Services to People Who are Incarcerated Interest Group
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Mission Statement

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:


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 information.

 Please note: the listserv will be reviewed twice per year and non-active CLA members will be removed from the list.

Mission Statement

The Adult Services Interest Group exists to provide a space to share ideas, guidance and support for those working with adults across the demographic, socioeconomic and intellectual spectrum.


Beyond traditional reference service, this group serves as a forum for and actively promotes the view that adults are people, too, needing their own unique slate of services and support as do those that work with them in libraries across the state.



Lead and sponsor programs at CLA which represent and foster the highest standards of service and innovation.


Offer a Spring Fling program, generated by interest group members and of interest to the California library community as a whole.


Host a robust social media presence where ASIG members can exchange ideas and challenges in a supportive environment.