Library Standards for Adult Correctional Institutions, 1992

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978-0-8389-7583-1
Published: 
1992
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ASCLA
Pages: 
47
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8 12"
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11"
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Softcover
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  • About the Author

There has been tremendous growth in the number of correctional institutions constructed in the United States. With each new facility came the potential for the establishment of library service within the correctional community. The burgeoning rate of incarceration taxed already overcrowded facilities and placed greater demands on library programs. While correctional librarians struggled with the development of programs in these new facilities, the demand for services increased due to inmate population growth.

The correctional librarian, often a one-person manager in a community otherwise isolated from library and information science, relies heavily on professional association standards as guidance, as model, and as legitimization for program development and service delivery.

These standards delineate elements that are necessary for the provision of acceptable library service in state and federal adult correctional institutions.

Introduction
Philosophy
Standards
1.
Access
2. Administration
3. Staffing
4. Budget
5. Facility
6. Services
7. Library Materials
Summary of Key Figures
Appendix
Bibliography

ASCLA Library Standards for Adult Correctional Institutions Ad Hoc Subcommittee

The ASCLA Library Standards for Adult Correctional Institutions Ad Hoc Subcommittee was chaired by Ann L. Piascik, Rhode Island Department of State Library Services.

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