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Spotlight! Symposium: Glennor Shirley

The Librarian Who Spent Years Behind Bars


Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : Gallery + Online

Date & Time

October 10, 2022, 12:00 pm1:00 pm – Canceled


This event is hosted by the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery. The original event post is here.

The Librarian Who Spent Years Behind Bars

Glennor Shirley, Retired Librarian of the Maryland Correctional Education System

In this presentation, we will discuss the alarmingly high rate of incarceration in the United States and in Maryland, as well as racial discrimination resulting in incarceration. Next, we’ll dive into how prison librarians encourage inmates to use their libraries in preparation for successful re-entry.

Part of the "Prison State" lecture series - one-hour presentations by scholars, community organizers, and other experts addressing a variety of issues shaping the past, present, and future of incarceration.

Co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies; the Department of Gender, Women's, + Sexuality Studies; Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health; School of Social Work; Department of Psychology; Department of Political Science; Language, Literacy, and Culture Program; Department of Media and Communication Studies; the Dresher Center for the Humanities; the Center for Social Science Scholarship; and the Graduate School.