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Reimagining the Public: Library Services to People in Jails and Prisons - Shared screen with speaker view
ALA ODLOS
24:52
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erica watson
25:47
Hello! Erica from Contra Costa College.
Kerri MacLaury
26:02
Kerri MacLaury, MLIS Student at Simmons University
Lauren Goodley
26:03
Good morning from San Marcos, Texas. I’m Lauren.
Regina Crandall
26:14
Hi - Regina from St. Louis Public Library
Eryn Duffee
26:22
Hi. Eryn Duffee, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator for Williamson County Public Libraries, just south of Nashville.
Karen Scott
26:28
Hi - MSIS student from UT austin
Liz Blake
26:32
Hi everyone! I'm Liz from Boston Public Library
Michele Fenton
26:42
Hello. Michele from Indiana State Library
Aaron Dahlstedt
26:50
good morning - aaron from sf Bay Area
Catharine Bomhold
26:54
Happy Halloween from Hattiesburg, Mississippi!
Eryn Duffee
27:06
Hi, Dr. Bomhold!
Zoe Hume
27:19
Happy Halloween! I'm Zoe, and I am a MLIS student and graduate assistant from Florida State University.
Amanda Lepage
27:23
Hi all, I am Amanda from Saskatoon Public Library in Saskatoon, Canada. Also an MLIS student at University of Alberta Online
Kim Bailey
27:24
Hi Kim, MLIS student at Long Island University in NY
Carolyn Gallmeyer
27:51
Hello! Carolyn, MLIS student at Simmons University
John Savercool
28:24
Hello All, John Savercool, Career & Business Librarian, San Jose Public Library
Emma Kearney
28:29
Hi I'm Emma, a JD/MLS student at Indiana University.
Keturah Cappadonia
30:12
Hi, I'm Keturah, Outreach Consultant at the Southern Tier Library System in NY State.
Becky Berry
30:21
Hello from Fayetteville, AR!Becky @ Fayetteville Public Library and student @ Texas Woman's University
Tenecia Phillips
30:43
Hi Tenecia from the Pima County Public Library in Tucson, AZ
Kristen McBee
30:50
Hello, I’m Kristen from Knoxville, TN, and I am a graduate student in information sciences.
Loran Carter
30:53
hi everyone I’m Loran and I’m from Richmond Va. I’m getting my MLIS at Syracuse University
Jacqueline Gazda
31:00
Whoops, did that wrong the first time then. Hi! Jacqueline Gazda from Dayton Metro Library in Ohio.
Maty Cropley
31:08
Hello - Maty from Boston Public Library - Teen Librarian - they/them
Melissa Villa-Nicholas
31:16
Hi! Dr. Melissa Villa-Nicholas (she/hers), Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island
Elizabeth Brignac
31:29
Hi, Marie Brignac from Carrollton Public Library in North Texas
Brianne Skywall
31:40
Hi! Bri Skywall from Boston Public Library, Teen Technology Specialist
Amber Hayes
37:18
Reminder to please choose "all panelists and attendees" when chatting
Kerri MacLaury
37:27
I am working on a service learning group project with the tisch library that supports the Tufts University prison initiative of
Amanda Lepage
37:38
We are currently not service people who are incarcerated -- but I think we need to!
erica watson
37:39
I want to put together a program at my community college to assist students impacted by incarceration.
Julie Luplow
37:48
I serve approx. 1100 inmates in our county jail with library services
Elizabeth Brignac
37:50
I have been involved with prisoner support outside of work but also did outreach to a youth facility in houston and that was my favorite work project yet!
Keturah Cappadonia
37:54
I work with two state correctional facilities and five county jails to help provide services to their populations and to help with re-entry services.
Aaron Dahlstedt
38:03
job application for CDCR
John Savercool
38:06
I participate in reentry meeting for individual recently released on parole as we as help individuals with criminal records look for work
Kristen McBee
38:11
I have been involved in the Prisoner Pen Pal program with the Church of the Larger Fellowship, and the prisoners talk often about the books they read and how they go through them so fast and don’t have enough of them - and that many are censored.
Jacqueline Gazda
38:12
I went to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and there was a fantastic group in Urbana called Books to Prisoners that shipped books to state and federal facilities around Illinois.
Janessa Esquivel
38:12
Mostly I'm working with the tribal jail library to convince them to expand their collections and provide more services--not just adult basic education
Hadley Staite
38:13
Hadley from Toronto Public Library here -- We have a program where we record incarcerated parents reading stories for their children. Currently looking to expand to recently released folks as well.
Laney Jones
38:15
I am in my first year of MLIS, i've had a few projects on prison libraries and ex-offenders. interested in focusing on this topic and population in studies and career
Regina Crandall
38:21
Knowledge of need after volunteering in a prison library
Jenifer Aguirre
38:29
From the Tulsa City Co Library system- we provide a monthly service to the Juvenile Dentention Center and would possibly like to expand services to incarcerated adults at some point as well
Amanda Lepage
38:33
I lead a team tasked with supporting patrons who have barriers. This is not a barrier that has ever been on our radar and it is a significant one
Emma Kearney
38:42
As a JD student, my focus is on public defense. I'm interested in working towards radicalizing law libraries relationships with incarcerated people, since law libraries have historically been used as a means of control rather than as a information based service or means of education.
Heather Ogilvie
38:51
I attend the quarterly re-entry fair at our local prison, talking about ways to connect with your community, employment, housing, technology, education, family services, etc. through the library.
Brianne Skywall
39:06
Prior to my current position I worked in a forensic psychiatric hospital serving the incarcerated mentally ill patients. This was a great experience and I always felt like there was never enough I could do for them. In my current position I'll be serving incarcerated youths with technology and am interested in finding ways to provide tech skills and services to them.
Renee Zurn
39:35
Please repeat the question you're answering. Thank you.
Maty Cropley
39:37
Our youth svsc dept has an MOU with MA DYS - librarians visit two facilities for court-involved young men once a month - really they're incarcerated pre-trial or being placed in other services post-trial
Liz Blake
39:51
When I worked at Brooklyn Public Library I was involved in our library lending services on Rikers Island and at Brooklyn Detention Center. I think it was a really important part of our outreach and it's something that I'd like to learn more about. Everyone deserves access to books!
Mosi Kamau
40:03
I'm just starting a new position at the Chicago Public Library so I really have not started working with this population. My 1st meeting will be in with women in January with the women in MCC; putting them in touch with our services, including a library card.
Tenecia Phillips
40:07
I worked at a juvenile detention court/facility before becoming a librarian. Our library system currently has VERY limited services to the jdc and adc. Recently discovered our library system is the only library system in the state to answer inmate reference questions (by mail). I attended a session at PLA years ago by NYPL and was really drawn to the work they are doing.
Sarah Metts
40:30
No experience currently - just want to learn where to start
Elizab Dobbins
40:31
Our academic library is supporting a new B.A. program at a local adult male correctional facility.
Aisha Hallman
40:31
We provide books to a local juvenile detention center and I'd like to find other ways to work with them.
Eryn Duffee
41:20
When you provide books to JDC, do you leave them there or have a back and forth circulation system?
Elizabeth Brignac
41:47
@eryn we had a library set up at the facility
Elizabeth Brignac
42:18
but we also brought in books from other branches
Wendy Gabrielson
42:48
I work for the State Library in Oklahoma. I am the only person who sends books to prisons here and we have the largest incarceration rate in the nation. I also have a book club at the Mabel Basset Women's facility here.
Jenifer Aguirre
43:06
@Eryn We bring a cart into th efacility monthly
Brianne Skywall
43:21
Hadley, I remember hearing about the incarcerated parents recording stories for their kids in grad school. Such a great program!
Melissa Villa-Nicholas
44:23
See more here: Project Trends in US Corrections Report - https://sentencingproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Trends-in-US-Corrections.pdf
Myrna Morales
44:30
Fugitive Slave Law
Kristen McBee
46:30
The undercover story you just shared is reminiscent of the Stanford prison experiment.
Kim Bailey
47:39
for those interested: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/06/cca-private-prisons-corrections-corporation-inmates-investigation-bauer/
Elizabeth Brignac
48:10
American Prison is a great book. Very informative.
Regina Crandall
48:26
Mother Jones link isn't working
Kristen McBee
48:28
Thank you, Kim! Librarians are always on top of it =)
Zoe Hume
48:44
Mother Jones link worked for me
Melissa Villa-Nicholas
50:21
image from PPI report “Arrest, Release, Repeat” - https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/repeatarrests.html
Melissa Villa-Nicholas
50:34
https://www.prisonpolicy.org/blog/2019/09/18/state-jail-bookings/
Regina Crandall
51:16
The Innocence Project
Melissa Villa-Nicholas
51:29
Documentary: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
Melissa Villa-Nicholas
51:50
https://www.prisonlandscapes.com
Myrna Morales
51:54
to white women calling the cops.
Elizabeth Brignac
53:16
http://nationinside.org/campaign/prison-ecology/ there's also environmental components
Diane Walden
53:34
More info on the thesis about librarians navigating power in prison environment, please?
Elizabeth Brignac
55:27
that's a really important example, of the patron. Great point.
Sarah Metts
56:32
I think this is it: https://repository.library.northeastern.edu/files/neu:1905/fulltext.pdf
Melissa Villa-Nicholas
56:39
CAPTIVE KNOWLEDGE: CENSORSHIP AND CONTROL IN PRISON LIBRARIES, Tammi Arford: https://repository.library.northeastern.edu/files/neu:1905/fulltext.pdf
Melissa Villa-Nicholas
58:11
Today I woke up, checked my phone for messages, listened to music in the car with my phone, texted, checked the weather
Kim Bailey
58:49
I’m participating in this webinar via my phone
Loran Carter
58:52
I read the news, listened to a podcast while getting ready
Eryn Duffee
59:04
Sent and received work emails, looked up local museum info on web, read the news, got a phone number, attended a webinar ;)
Maty Cropley
59:07
Email, twitter, signal, podcast, mobile phone call...this morning
Heather Ogilvie
59:08
Constant availability of news on my phone. NPR on my car radio. 24/7 news and social media available.
Aisha Hallman
59:10
Checked Twitter and Instagram, email, looked at the weather, listened to an audiobook on the way to work
Kristi Kenney
59:11
Phone alarm clock, phone weather, phone clock - even those basics are internet connect now
Rebecca Lacroix
59:11
I check my email several times a day
Wendy Gabrielson
59:15
checked the weather, listened to music, sent 2 emails, sent several text messages....
Renee Zurn
59:15
Google hangouts every morning, phone, email, radio in car, amazon.com,
Elizabeth Brignac
59:16
I am doing my mls online
Sarah Metts
59:16
woke up to my phone alarm, check email, checked weather on phone, took a picture of my pirate costume and posted to social media, found images for a video game collection, set a reminder for this webinar, looked at my Fit Bit to see if I am getting my hourly steps in
Maggie Wong
59:17
Today I checked my email, spoke with my family via bluetooth on the commute, and read and eBook
Kristen McBee
59:26
I used an app to see if my 2-year-old got his medication administered at day care. I looked up the dates of the Crusades for a literary analysis I’m doing for my coursework. Looked at the weather for trick-or-treating. Looked at potential toddler birthday gifts on Amazon. Looked up early voting hours (today’s the last early voting day!).
Amber Hayes
59:30
Just a reminder to make sure you've selected To: "All panelists and attendees" in the chat box
Audra Kackley
59:35
I checked my email, checked the weather, call a tow truck for my car, interacted with dealership on car information, used a computer for work and I'm sure more.
Brenda Dryburgh
59:43
I had a meeting I joined via MS Teams, and updated some files in OneDrive.
Wendy Gabrielson
59:46
oh yes, alarm too and took several pics
Mosi Kamau
59:48
I wake up to Sirius XM for talk radio on issues of the day; check emails; weather updates and commuter train time schedules.
Tenecia Phillips
59:56
I woke up, checked my personal email, checked my work email, tweeted about a community event I went to last night, posted on IG, posted on FB, read some news stories, used my banking app to check my accounts, listened to an audiobook using RB Digital on my way to work
Brianne Skywall
01:00:06
Checked the weather and public transit on my phone, checked and sent work emails, engaged in person meeting, googled topics mentioned in meeting
Regina Crandall
01:00:08
The LexisNexis legal database used in prisons has a standalone server so that there isn't the possibility of accessing anything else on the internet -
Julie Luplow
01:00:14
set alarm on phone, checked traffic, researched airfare, looked at NFL games for weekend, sent family a message in Hangouts, made an appointment, texted friends
Myrna Morales
01:01:13
It
Myrna Morales
01:01:20
It’s all connected.
Myrna Morales
01:02:00
In Massachusetts they are beginning “compassionate release”.
Melissa Villa-Nicholas
01:04:05
Get Inside: Responsible Jail and Prison Library Service Free download to PLA members:
Melissa Villa-Nicholas
01:04:09
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2017/09/new-quick-reads-jail-and-prison-library-service/
Kristen McBee
01:08:27
Yay!!!
Mike Marlin
01:09:25
that sounds like a great book idea. Please don’t forget library services for the blind and print to see abled in prisons. Contact me if you wish.
Myrna Morales
01:09:34
Are there any political models? How are libraries educating their communities about the harm of the prison industrial complex?
Diane Walden
01:09:46
To encourage library staff to prioritize library professional ethics, also consider inviting correctional library staff to public library professional development opportunities.
Brianne Skywall
01:10:58
Great question, Myrna! Advocating for the incarcerated among the general public is so important!
Mosi Kamau
01:11:31
Best practices for Public Libraries servicing prisons?
Kim Bailey
01:11:48
great point!
Brianne Skywall
01:12:36
I'm interesting more in bringing technology programs to prisons/jails. There are public libraries that have done this successfully and I'd like to see more models of that.
Myrna Morales
01:12:45
Actually, inviting formerly incarcarated political activists who are focused on dismantling the prison industrial complex, (check out families for justice as healing http://justiceashealing.org/ ) to talk to library staff.
Kristen McBee
01:12:45
y
Audra Kackley
01:12:46
yes
Rebecca Lacroix
01:12:47
yes
Sarah Metts
01:12:47
yep
Kim Bailey
01:12:48
yes
Brianne Skywall
01:12:49
Loud and clear!
Mosi Kamau
01:12:50
Great note! I can hear you.
Maty Cropley
01:12:50
'can only travel by thought' - wow
Maggie Wong
01:13:17
Brianne, email me. mwong@kcls.org
Brianne Skywall
01:13:30
Thanks, Maggie!
Catharine Bomhold
01:17:06
Hahaha
Renee Zurn
01:18:32
What would you say is the average number of pages for most responses?
Jeanie Austin
01:20:14
we'll be providing pdfs so that they are distributed with the recording.
Maggie Wong
01:21:45
Do you find you need to revise/revisit these guidelines at times?
Carolyn Gallmeyer
01:26:38
Are you in touch with prison librarians at all? Are they a part of this system?
Sarah Metts
01:27:42
Leaving for lunch hour - thank you so much for presenting on this. Lots of helpful info and I'll look for any info on a recording to catch what I miss.
Jacqueline Gazda
01:28:53
Leaving as well for a desk shift, thank you all for this! And thanks to everyone in the chat for so many good links.
Zoe Hume
01:29:24
I have to get to a meeting, but I wanted to leave a quick "Thank you" in the chat!
Sandy Hartman
01:30:30
Can you please put the slide with Schlesselman back up?
Myrna Morales
01:30:44
The harm that the stereotype becoming bigger might have on the general movement to dismantle the prison industrial complex.
Amber Hayes
01:32:02
the slides and archived recording will be available tomorrow afternoon. All registrants will receive an email notification.
Karen Scott
01:32:04
can y’all send out info on the Harris county reference by mail?
Heather Ogilvie
01:32:11
Thank you. This is so helpful!
Myrna Morales
01:32:20
this is helpful. thank you.
Liz Blake
01:34:16
Thank you so much
Mike Marlin
01:34:43
mcI has San Francisco public reached out to chasa I can’t remember his last name son of weather underground who’s running for district attorney? Seems like he would be a good contact for the library to facilitate equitable services to prisoners in jail inmates.
Rebecca Lacroix
01:35:35
Thanks for the info!
Aisha Hallman
01:37:29
This was one of the best webinars I've seen in a long time. You've given me a lot to think about and read and take back to my staff. Thank you so much.
Kristen McBee
01:37:52
This was wonderful, thank you so much!
Laney Jones
01:37:53
Thank you!
Kristi Kenney
01:37:54
I’d love to hear more about the article / work on all the state bans in the last few years on BTP type programs and getting books inside…
Michele Fenton
01:37:59
Thank you
erica watson
01:38:04
Thank you!
Regina Crandall
01:38:07
Very helpful...and affirming...thank you!
Kristi Kenney
01:38:08
Thank you
Audra Kackley
01:38:10
Thank you. Very informational and a lot to think about.
Brianne Skywall
01:38:25
Thank you!
Kim Bailey
01:38:26
thank you
Hadley Staite
01:38:52
Thank you so much! That was great
Maggie Wong
01:38:56
Thank you for the master class. Lots of great info to think through. In appreciation,
Eryn Duffee
01:39:12
Thank you!