The Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) has formed a Women’s Prison sub-committee and is looking for volunteers from the library community. The committee stems from a desire to become involved in Community Development Librarianship. This approach looks at libraries and/or librarians providing access to information to all community members, even those socially excluded and marginalized.
We have established 4 main priorities at this time:
· Database improvement (Inmagic experts welcome!)
· Collection policy development
· Book drive (probably Spring 2008 with some specific guidelines about what the women need and want in their library)
We also hope to organize another tour of the prison later on in the year. If you would like more information about this committee or would like to volunteer your time, please contact Kirsten Wurmann at firstname.lastname@example.org