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American Prison Data Systems shared stories and insights from our digital library at Digipalooza – a convening of librarians and library professionals in Cleveland, Ohio each year to share insights and best practices for digital content. APDS’s Director of Education Strategy, Jesse Applegate, presented as a member of the Secrets from the Front Lines: How Successful Libraries and Schools are Changing the Rules conversation.
“As an educational strategy experience with decades of public education experience, I know that learning starts everywhere. ” Applegate said. “Allowing our incarcerated learners to unlock their own worlds through more than 1500 digital titles has been incredible rewarding. I love hearing when teachers in prisons and jails incorporate National Corrections Library into their curriculum in the classrooms.”
Applegate presented alongside some of the most innovative digital library representatives in the US, including the minds behind NC Kids’ Library, the first kids-only digital library, Harris County Public Library’s 1 million ebooks initiative and Sno-Isle Libraries.
“It was such a pleasure to be at Digipalooza and present alongside such fantastic educators,” Applegate said. “Their innovative work truly inspires APDS as we strive, in partnership with Overdrive, to drastically increase access to high-quality reading materials in correctional facilities across the country.”