Young Adult and Children’s Services at UCLA

Juvenile Detention Center Librarianship Speaker! October 24, 2012

Filed under: Activities,Community Service,Programs — yacsucla @ 9:28 pm

YACS, Books Beyond Bars, and ALA’s Student Chapter of UCLA presents:

Who has a say? Power structures and their effect on juvenile detention center librarianship. 

With Guest Speaker Jeanie Austin 

Monday, October 29th

GSEIS Room 111, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Jeanie Austin is a GSLIS PhD student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and project coordinator of Mix IT Up! Jeanie’s research interests include power of and access to information and information sharing in radical political movements. Jeanie has been a juvenile detention center librarian since Fall of 2009. In 2010 the GSLIS faculty awarded Jeanie the Social Justice Award for her commitment to fight poverty, hunger, and injustice.


Check out her paper “Critical Issues in Juvenile Detention Centers” in YALSA’s Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults.


Don’t forget to visit our friends at Books Beyond Bars on Facebook! Learn more about volunteering for this awesome organization, or donate books for Juvenile Detention centers in LA!


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