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Correctional Librarians Vital to Inmates’ Academic Success

A recent study of libraries in Colorado?s correctional facilities shows that librarians are an invaluable source of information to inmates enrolled in academic courses. In a recent Fast Facts, guest author Schanie Cairns, concludes, ?Librarians in correctional settings may be a patron’s most important access to the outside world of news, events, ideas, and knowledge. This kind of access to information as well as access to literacy skills instruction is essential to student success in formal education.?

For more information, see the Fast Facts, ?How Librarians Help College Students at Colorado Correctional Facilities? (http://www.lrs.org/documents/fastfacts/233_DOC.pdf).

~Nicolle
steffen_n@cde.state.co.us

Colorado Public Library Performance Rankings Fast Facts

The Colorado Public Library Performance Rankings Fast Facts has been posted. This Fast Facts focuses on six output measures (from the 2004 data) to determine how well Colorado’s public libraries rank when compared to each other.

http://www.lrs.org/documents/fastfacts/232_PL_Rankings.pdf

Holly
cole_h@cde.state.co.us

New Fast Facts on Colorado Public Library Paraprofessionals

Library Research Service has recently published a new issue of Fast Facts:

Colorado Public Library Paraprofessionals, by Zeth Lietzau (No. 215)

View these and other Fast Facts at http://www.lrs.org/fastfacts.asp

Fabian
maes_f@cde.state.co.us

New Fast Facts on Librarianship and AskColorado

Library Research Service has recently published new issues of Fast Facts:

1. Librarianship in Colorado School Libraries, by Nicolle Steffen (No. 220)
2. Librarianship in Colorado Academic Libraries, by Nicolle Steffen (No. 221)
3. Librarianship in Colorado Public Libraries, by Nicolle Steffen (No. 222)
4. AskColorado’s First Year Online, by Don Dickenson (No. 223)

View these and other Fast Facts at http://www.lrs.org/fastfacts.asp

Fabian
maes_f@cde.state.co.us

New Fast Facts on Challenges, Library Jobs, and Power Libraries

Library Research Service has recently published new issues of Fast Facts:

1. No. 214 Challenged Materials in Colorado Public Libraries, 2003, by Don Dickenson
2. No. 216 Librarians Among Top Colorado Jobs, Keith Curry Lance
3. No. 217 Diversity of Colorado Library Workers, Keith Curry Lance
4. No. 218 Hourly Wages of Colorado Library Workers, Keith Curry Lance
5. No. 219 Power Libraries Workshops, Keith Curry Lance

View these and other Fast Facts at http://www.lrs.org/fastfacts.asp

Fabian
maes_f@cde.state.co.us

Statistics About Challenges: Update & History

Each year Colorado libraries receive numerous requests for books, videos, and other materials to be removed from circulation, and for access to certain library services and programs to be restricted or modified because of various objections. The latest edition of the Library Research Service?s FAST FACTS series takes a look at challenged materials and services in Colorado?s public libraries. While the focus is on challenges taking place in 2003 (the latest full year of data), the report also offers historical perspectives relating to challenge activities over past five years.

You can find this issue of FAST FACTS at http://www.lrs.org/documents/fastfacts/214_Challenges_Public_2003.pdf.

Don

Don Dickenson
Dickenson_d@cde.state.co.us

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