audiobook recording project

As discussed at the last meeting, here are my findings on inmate readings/recordings.

A few examples of other projects:

UW-Madison Jail Library Group (this section is about their audio-recording program, Kids Connection, but the entire site is well organized and informative): http://slisweb.lis.wisc.edu/~jail/volunteer/kc.html

also, Kids Connection uses cassette tapes! http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/10353/31543468

Another American example, from Indiana, Although not linked directly to the LIS community, it involves educators: http://nationalserviceresources.org/practices/17774

Also, a couple of interesting articles (I have .pdfs of these for sharing):

– Todaro, J. Reaching Beyond Bars: Women’s Storybook Project of Texas. Texas Library Journal v. 83 no. 3 (Fall 2007) p. 128-9.

Although 5 years old, this is the only Canadian prison library survey I could find:

-Curry, A., et. al., Canadian federal prison libraries: a national survey. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (Folkestone, England) v. 35 no. 3 (September 2003) p. 141-52.

Art Show / Prison Partnership?

Hey all — Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture has a show in January by Toronto artist Peter Kingstone, 100 Stories About My Grandmother. (I think Moyra’s partner is doing a piece of writing as exhibition context too…) I was chatting to the gallery exec director, and asked if we could do something with the prison…he suggested a possible screening? And we could lead a discussion afterwards.

Take a look at the project, and see if you think this would be interesting for the women and maybe we could set this up. It could be like a ‘book club’ event but with video art.