CANCELLED – Conflict as Opportunity: Library Restorative Practices for Youth
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 204 ABC
Pima County (AZ) Public Library (PCPL) has radically shifted its approach toward interacting with youth in violation of the library’s Customer Code of Conduct. Using restorative justice practices, PCPL created a justice board with community partners to facilitate more mindful approaches to incidents involving youth, focusing on creating opportunities for growth and engagement rather than barriers to library access. This program explores the praxis behind this organizational culture shift including the successes and challenges faced by staff.
Although this program was cancelled onsite in Philadelphia, it will be presented as a free post-conference webinar on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Gain a greater understanding of the structure necessary to implement a program such as this at their library
2: Understand the concept of restorative practice and its application to libraries
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.
This session will have: Medium interaction (example: single speaker/panel with questions or discussion throughout)
Tags: Serving Youth, Inclusion, Organizational Change, Public Services, Urban Libraries, Youth Services
E Lane, Librarian II
Pima County Public Library , Tucson , AZ
E Lane, Amy Rusk and Mary Sanchez and Kelly Wilson are Librarians with the Pima County Public Library, a 26 branch system which serves a diverse population in a county of nearly 1 million residents. With decades of accumulated experience engaging and supporting youth, they have worked together to create an new approach incidents involving youth who violate library rules.