Serving 500,000 New Students
Planning for Pell Restoration for Incarcerated College Students
Effective July 2023 incarcerated people will again be eligible to receive Pell grants to support their education, ending a 29 year ban. How will academic libraries support an estimated 500,000 newly eligible incarcerated students? This ACRL panel brings together practitioners and researchers from a public, academic, and college in prison program library to discuss how libraries are currently providing services, and to share strategies for providing library access to incarcerated college students. Recognizing the power and importance of community building, participants will also learn how to connect with colleagues and build a community of practice for academic librarians working in a complex and challenging environment. Panelists include Ithaka S+R’s Kurtis Tanaka, Jeanie Austin, Josh Honn, and Rebecca Bott.
Learn more: https://acrl2023.us2.pathable.com/