Wednesday, February 5, 2014

ASCLA Online Learning Course: Going to Jail How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience

ASCLA and RUSA, divisions of the American Library Association
Register now for ASCLA’s online course

“Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience

with Kate Todd

 Four week course

Live sessions

Thursdays, Feb. 24-Mar. 23, 2014

1-2pm CST

for children and young adults can portray how jail sentences impact
individuals, their children, their parents and their community.

Course Description: In this new 4-week course, you'll
read several juvenile books, from picture books to teen novels, which
explore the prison experience. You'll analyze the books in an online
discussion, discuss age appropriate information that should be provided
for youth, look at statistics about who goes to jail and consider the
role that libraries can play in assisting patrons dealing with these
issues. The discussion/chat can also be a model for librarians who want
to lead book discussions for their patrons.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants who complete this course should be able to:
  • assist children, young adults, parents and teachers in finding age appropriate books that portray the impact of incarceration;
  • become familiar with resources that provide facts and research about the population in the United States that is behind bars;
  • Develop appropriate services for their communities that address
    literacy and other needs of families impacted by correctional
Students who complete the required coursework for “Going to Jail: How
Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience” will receive 1.5 CEUs
(Continuing Education Units).
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