Just Released: IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners (4th Edition)
This fourth edition of the IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners provides a tool for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of library services to prisoners in all kinds of places of incarceration, including adult and juvenile prisons, detention centres, and jails. It serves as a model guide for the development of national guidelines for prison libraries and can be adapted to reflect local circumstances and needs. A section of minimum standards is included in recognition that many countries will not be able to comply with these broader guidelines. The guidelines provide a tool for planning new libraries and for the evaluation of existing libraries and can be used in the absence of any local guidelines or standards. In addition, they serve as a general statement of principle for the fundamental right of prisoners to read, learn, access, and acquire information.
The document was edited by Jane Garner and Lisa Krolak with contributions and support from the working group on Prison Libraries of the IFLA Library Services to People with Special Needs Section
Direct to Full Text: IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners (4th Edition)
42 pages; PDF.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.