Library Services for Youth in Custody

The University of Hawaiʻi LIS Program is pleased to offer a new online course in summer 2015, LIS 693: Library Services for Youth in Custody.

Students in this course will:

    • Understand the information needs of youth in custody
    • Understand current trends in Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) librarianship
    • Contextualize services to youth in custody within frameworks of juvenile justice and social justice
    • Identify books and library materials that could support a juvenile detention center library
    • Analyze local, regional, state, national, and global differences as regards to juvenile justice policy and its relation to library services
    • Analyze existing library services for youth in custody in regards to collections, policies, programs, justice frameworks, intellectual freedom, outreach, and issues of inequality (e.g., gender, race, class, sexuality, nationality, dis/ability)
    • Understand similarities and differences between youth services and adult services in custody settings

The instructor, Joe Coyle, has several years experience as a JDC librarian and recently served as Project Coordinator for Mix IT Up!

Visiting students are welcome. This 3-credit asynchronous online graduate course is offered from May 26-July 2. Tuition is $1,650.00 for in-state and out-of-state students. Visiting students may request registration via the UH Outreach College.

More information about the summer schedule is available on the LIS Course Schedule page.

Questions? Contact 808-956-7321 or