Come Celebrate Jail Library Group’s 20th Anniversary!

Hosted By:   Jail Library Group and UW-Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies

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Putting Books Behind Bars Since 1992: A reception to celebrate our on-going collaboration to provide educational, recreational and community resource reading materials to the residents of the jail facilities in Dane County.

Tuesday, November 13th
7 PM – 8:30PM (words at 7:30PM)

The Jail Library Group has served inmates as a partnership with the Dane County Jail, Dane County Library Service, and the countless UW students and community members who have volunteered over the years.

Come to meet and mingle with volunteers, past and present. Enjoy some cake, punch and coffee. Learn how and why we do what we do and how you might get involved.

The reception's featured guests and speakers include:

Michele Besant, Ph.D., Jail Library Group Co-Founder and SLIS Associate Director

Dane County Sheriff, David J. Mahoney

Kristin Eschenfelder Ph.D., Director, School of Library and Information Studies   

Mary Driscoll, Dane County Library Service and Kids Connection

Karl Schweitz, SLIS Graduate Student and former JLG Co-Chair

Meter parking is available in the lower levels of Helen C. White with easy elevator access to the 4th Floor. Bring quarters ($1.50 for 1 Hour)

Here's a map to Helen C. White and the available parking: http://ow.ly/eZXu2

Jail Library Group's website: http://slisweb.lis.wisc.edu/~jail/

Date & Time:

Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 PM (CST)

Location:

Helen C. White Hall, SLIS Commons, Room 4207

600 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

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Valerie Carter-Brown 11/13/12

Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary! JLG of SLIS continues to provide an important service and ensuing everyone has access and the right to read!

Lsrobbin 11/12/12

I'm so sorry to be unable to attend because of a previous commitment. I am very proud of having been there at the beginning, when Michele Besant and her purple doc martins made the rounds at the old jail. It's amazing that the JLG has survived and flourished through all these years. Congratulations!

Kate Hull 11/12/12

I found my time with JLG to be very rewarding, and although I won't be able to attend I congratulate the group on its 20 year anniversary! What a milestone!

Maria Hernandez 11/12/12

I wish I could be there! I can't believe it's been 20 years. My time spent as a member of the JLG was some of the most rewarding and I remember it fondly. Many thanks to Michele Besant for its creation and to the volunteers that keep it going. Here's to 20 more years!

Christine Pawley 11/08/12

So very sorry to miss this landmark event. Many many congratulations to the whole JLG, and especially to Michele!

Dianne Hopkins 11/08/12

Congratulations on your anniversary. So glad the work continues. It's important!

Carolyn Kruse 11/07/12

So sorry to miss this, but I'll be working reference on Tuesday night. Congratulations to the Jail Library Group! (I remember celebrating 15 years!)

Kief Schladweiler 11/05/12

I very much wish I could be there! So many fond memories... In fact, it was a topic of conversation when I first met my wife (who works at Rikers Island). Congrats on the 20th Anniversary Michele!!

Edward.sunday 11/05/12

thanks for the invite, let me know how I can keep in touch with the JLG and support your work!! Unfortunately I am far away...

Ashley Mchose 11/05/12

Sorry! I'll be working backstage for a tech-rehearsal! But I hope you have so much fun! Hooray for twenty years!

Valerie Carter-Brown 11/04/12

Unfortunately, I realize that I have a prior commitment and will be unable to attend. Please keep me posted of any and all future events for the Jail Library at UW-Madison SLIS.

Michele Besant 11/04/12

We only have very incomplete contact information for the many volunteers and supporters over the years, please pass on the invite if you are in touch with others you know have been involved. Thanks.

Barbara Rottman 11/04/12

It sounds like a good event, but I am not able to come at this time.

Asamek 11/04/12

Wish I could be there. I hope you send your words out Michele!

Toni Samek (now living in Alberta, Canada)

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Carol
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Denis
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Kate
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Kim
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Madge
Klais
Mary
Driscoll
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Murrell
Megan
Rosborough
Michele
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