In the Margins Committee Application
This is a committee formed under the umbrella of the Library Services for Youth in Custody group (
What is it?
In the Margins is a committee under the umbrella of the Library Services for Youth in Custody group.
To seek out and highlight fiction, non-fiction and advocacy titles (PreK through adult level) of high-interest appeal to boys or girls, ages 9-21 who may fit into one or all of the following categories:
multicultural (primarily African American, Latino or First Nations)
from a street culture
in restrictive custody
What do we do?
In the Margins strives to find the best books for teens living in poverty, on the streets, in custody - or a cycle of all three!
Committee membership and requirements:
11 member committee (including Chair and Administrative Assistant)
Two to three year commitment, Timeline begins Jan 2017
research, request and nominate titles, with an emphasis on ones that are self-published, independently published or published by small presses
read for special content for detention facilities
read all nominated titles
work with or do outreach to youth in custody and/or from street culture and get feedback from at least 3-10 teens on each title
actively participate in email and wiki discussions
meet all posted deadlines
meet 6 times a year via video conferencing
Your Full Name
Please provide your first and last name
Your job title
Your email address
Your employer (library, school, facility, etc)
Please provide the name of the facility you serve (if different from your employer)
Do you currently serve incarcerated youth?
Defined as youth, age 8-21, who have been detained or otherwise reside in a correctional, detention, or halfway house facility.
No, but I have past experience working with them
No, I do not have experience working with them.
What size population do you reach with your services?
please provide the average monthly population for the facility you serve
Why are you interested in serving on this committee?
Please list any books that you would like to review that would be of interest to this population, or which are otherwise unusual or not well known.
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