Continuing Education

ALA Conference Programs

Annual 2012 (Anaheim)

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LSYC Programs:

Spectacular Services for At-Risk Teens (Sat, June 23rd, 1:30pm-3:30pm)

Presenters: Amy Cheney, Angela Craig, Kathleen Houlihan

Participants in this program will learn how to identify at-risk youth populations in their communities and how to advocate, plan, design, implement, and evaluate your library’s program for at-risk teens.


LSYC Interest Group Meeting (Sun, June 24th, 8:00am)

Official meeting of LSYC.  Will occur simultaneously in the same room with the adult group’s meeting for better networking.


Touching Literacy: iPads in the School Library Serving Incarcerated and Detained Youth (Sun, June 24th, 1:30pm-3:30pm)

Presenters: Regan Schwartz, Claudio Leon

Are tablets available to your patrons yet? This program introduces you to three library staffers and their project to bring iPads to school libraries serving detained youth in New York City. We will examine the practical “how to’s” of technology pilots; the process of collaborating with multiple institutions; and maintenance, marketing, funding and collection development for tablets. This session will appeal to all librarians who have not yet integrated tablets or e-readers into their libraries.
Locked Up! Go Inside a Juvenile Detention Center (Mon, June 25th, 1:30pm-3:30pm)

Presenter: Amy CheneyDiane Walden

Tour Los Angeles County’s Central Juvenile Hall. Talk with experts who provide library services to juveniles behind bars. Learn the difference between detained and adjudicated, between jail and prison; how the library fits into institutional culture; how the poulation defines the library services provided. Talk with incarcerated youth to hear what the facillity library means to them. The program goal is to provide knowledge, resources and contacts for anyone interested in this vital service. Advance reservations and security clearance required. More information at




Other Programs of Interest:

Back to Basics: Strategies & Techniques for Teaching Basic Digital Literacy to Underserved Populations (Sat, June 23rd, 10:30am-12:00pm)

Black Arm Bands, Full Metal Jackets and Young People (Sat, June 23rd, 1:30pm-3:30pm)

eThemes, Newsy and This Week in Newsy: FREE Online Resources for 21st Century Learners (Sun, June 24th, 8:00am-10:00am)

Graffiti, Poetry, Dance: How Public Library Art Programs Affect Teens (Sun, June 24th, 10:30am-12:00pm)

Mix IT Up! Poster Session @ Diversity Fair (ongoing)

Not Another Boring Vampire Romance: Going Beyond the Norm in YA Paranormal Literature (Sun, June 24th, 4:00pm-5:30pm)

Passive Programming that’s Anything But: Reaching Young Adults Subversively (Sun, June 24th, 4:00pm-5:30pm)

Preconference: Nuts & Bolts of Building a Public Library/Jail/Prison Partnership (Fri, June 22nd, 8:00am-12:00pm)

Share the Wealth: Contribute to the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database (Sun, June 24th, 8:00am-10:00am)

Teen Advisory Boards—Keeping Teens Interested (Mon, June 25th, 10:30am-12:00pm)

Writing a Way Out: The Success of Writing Programs in Correctional Settings (Sat, June 23rd, 8:00am-10:00am)


Booklist Webcasts

Booklist Reluctant Reader Webinar:
“This hour-long presentation focuses on hands-on tips for both school and public librarians and will touch on the research behind the benefits of using fiction in the classroom.”

General Resources on Juvie Correctional Librarianship

Angier, Naomi. “Juvenile Justice Outreach Library Program.” OLA Quarterly, 9.3 (Fall 2004), 15.

Angier, Naomi. “Juvenile Justice Outreach: Library Services at Detention Centers.” PNLA Quarterly, 66.1 (Fall 2001), 16.

Angier, Naomi and Katie O’Dell. “The Book Group Behind Bars.” VOYA, 23.5 (December 2000).

Bodart, Joni Richards. “It’s All About the Kids: Presenting Options and Opening Doors.” YALS, 7.1 (Fall 2008), 35-38, 45.

Carlson, Linda. “A Day in Detention.” Alki, 13.3 (December 1997).

Carlson, Pam. “Books, Books, Books — Let Us Read: A Library Serving Sheltered and Incarcerated Youth.” VOYA17.3 (August 1994).

Cheney, Amy. “Young Adult Outreach, Serving a Multicultural Population, Partnerships, and how to make it all work for the KIDS!” SJSU SLIS Colloquia 2009.

Crell, Bonnie. “Developing Detention Libraries.” VOYA, 9.3/4 (Aug/Oct 1986).

Czarnecki, Kelly. “Dream It Do It: At the Library! Technology Outreach at a Juvenile Detention Center.” YALS, 7.2 (Winter 2009), 22-24, 31.

Davis, Veronica A. “Breaking Out of the Box: Reinventing the Juvenile Center Library.” American Libraries, 31.10 (November 2000).

Fenster-Sparber, Jessica. “New York’s Most Troubled Youth: Getting caught reading at Passages Academy Libraries.” KnowledgeQuest, 37.1 (Sept/Oct 2008), 30-33.

Ganter, J. “Capture the Power of Reading.” Illinois Libraries, 82.3 (Summer 2000).

Gilman, Isaac. “Beyond Books: Restorative Librarianship in Juvenile Detention Centers.” Public Libraries, 47.1 (Jan/Feb 2008), 59-66.

“Going Beyond the Bars: Providing Library Services to Incarcerated Youth.”

Guttman, Jane. “Reading to Freedom.” CSLA Journal, 31.1 (Fall 2007), 25-26.

Jones, Patrick. “Motive and Opportunity: Serving Teens in the Correctional System.” CSLA Journal, 27.1 (Fall 2003), 25-26.

Jones, Patrick. “Reaching Out to Young Adults in Jail.” YALS, 3.1 (Fall 2004), 14-17.

Madenski, Melissa. “Books Behind Bars: Working in a teen correctional facility is not for the fainthearted.” School Library Journal, 47.7 (July 2001), 40-42.

McLellan, Kathy. “From Classroom to Courtroom: Our Role in the Community.” Public Libraries, 48.1 (Jan/Feb 2009), 62-65.

McLellan, Kathy & Tricia Suellentrop. “Serving Teens Doing Time.” VOYA, 30.5 (December 2007), 403-407.

Moore, Mary. “Detention Halls, Schools, Libraries: A Great Town.” VOYA, 7.4 (October 1984).

OLOS. “Books Behind Bars: Is Correctional Librarianship a Job for You?” 2009.

OLOS. “Has Your Prison Librarian Been to Prison? (Part 1)”

OLOS. “Has Your Prison Librarian Been to Prison (Part 2)?”

Ownes, Dodie. “Reaching Out By Going In.” School Library Journal. 6/3/2008

Parker, Meredith. “Life as a Library Media Specialist within a Juvenile Detention School.” Library Media Connection, 26.7 (April/May 2008), 50-51.

“Partners in Anti-Crime.” Library Journal, 130.5 (Mar 15, 2005), 32.

Wilhelm, Elisabeth. “Here’s My Heart, Handle With Care.” VOYA, 30.5 (December 2007), 408-409.

Booklist Webcasts

Training for Juvenile Facility Staff, Teachers, etc.

Runaway Girl Training Academy Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Training:

  • 1-day CSEC CPR: Community Protocol for Response to CSEC
  • 2-day CSEC EMT: Empowerment Model Training for teachers, outreach workers, staff, and providers of basic intervention.