No Holds Barred: Providing Library Services in the Washington State Prison System (Washington State Library)
Join Institutional Library Services staff members Tomoe Urano and Russell Roe as they discuss the various responsibilities and requirements of managing branches of the Washington State Library inside carceral settings. Learn how prison libraries accomplish traditional services such as collection development, reference assistance, and interlibrary loan. The duo will also explain how ILS’ unique Reentry Resources Request system helps combat recidivism and satisfies the information needs of librarianship’s most underserved communities. Finally, be among the first to hear about the upcoming State Prison Libraries Performance Initiative, ILS’ plan to begin networking state prison library systems throughout the country.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx