Monday, May 18, 2009

Prison Librarians and The Library Community

Being a prison librarian can be isolating. In most cases there is not much interaction with librarians in other fields. I try to keep the Maryland prison libraries in the picture by encouraging librarians to get involved in the Maryland Library Association (MLA). Each year we participate in at least one program at their annual conference.

This year's program was titled. BOOK 'EM DANO. The presentation discussed programming, book discussions, and applying for grants. Last year our program was titled The Kinks Of Telecommuting Librarians. Our programs are usually well attended and we always leave time for questions. Although many of the questions are usually about the program, we always get and answer the ones that deal with safety.

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