September 26, 2008 07:24:18
Posted By ELLA
We finally delivered the final shipment of books to the Edmonton Institution for Women a few weeks ago (it had to happen in stages due to the size of the library and not wanting to overwhelm the inmate librarian...)
I want to thank the Edmonton Law Libraries Association for all of its support for the GELA bookdrive, especially the Queen's Printer, Judy-Lynn at the Alberta Court Libraries, Andrea at Emery Jamieson and Melissa and Josette at Fraser Milner Casgran. I still need to collect some books from some of you - but I must say that the addtions from ELLA members have made the prison library that much better! Thank you.
Extra thanks to Melissa and Josette for their expertise with the Inmagic catalogue - we may snag Melissa again soon to help train the new inmate librarian. This type of support is invaluable.
We still have some clean up to do at the library - but hope to start soon with some literacy programs, regular visits/mentoring with the inmate librarians and more! We have been able to get a practicum student from SLIS to do a project in the prison library starting this winter. Exciting times ahead.
Thanks again - and if you'd like more information about the prison committee and the work we are doing, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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