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What does "open access" look like for the incarcerated?

Monday, October 24, 2022 at 11:15am to 12:15pm

Uris Library, Fiske Room
McGraw Tower, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

The short answer is, there is no such thing as "open access" in a correctional facility. However, access to information and education in correctional facilities is still essential. Instead of talking specifically about "open access" efforts, we are going to talk about the ways in which the Cornell Prison Education Program and Cornell University Library work together to provide access to information to those receiving an education while incarcerated. Panelists:

  • Betsye Violette, Associate Director of Student Services, Cornell Prison Education Program
  • Maddie Reynolds, Cornell Prison Education Program Librarian, Olin & Uris Libraries
  • Wendy Wilcox Co-Director, Resource & Access Services, Cornell University Library

Moderated by Nichole McCarthy, Original Content Collections Manager, Legal Information Institute. Light refreshments will be served and in-person attendees will receive a pair of OA socks!

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Panel Discussion


Cornell University Library, Cornell Law School, Law Library

University Themes

Public Engagement, Cornell in New York State


LawSchool, cascal, cashum


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Contact Name

Debra Howell

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Disability Access Information

Accessible entrance via Olin Library. Take elevator to Level B, follow signs to Fiske.

Open To

the public

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