APDS' Digital Library Featured at National Librarian Conference Digipalooza '17
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.”
Watch: interviews with incarcerated learners about National Corrections Library
— Melissa Boulton (@MelissaPurls) August 4, 2017
“We were thrilled when OverDrive reached out to ask us to present at this year’s Digipalooza,” said American Prison Data Systems CEO and founder Chris Grewe. “We hear from so many folks that reading on the tablet is a way to relax, to disconnect and to , and we’re glad to share that story with others.”
2nd day of graphic recording at OverDrive for Libraries Digipalooza 2017
National Corrections Library is an APDS product that offers thousands of corrections-approved digital titles to incarcerated learners using APDS tablets to reach their education, rehabilitation and reentry goals.
American Prison Data Systems, PBC is a NYC-based Public Benefits Corporation and Best for the World-designated B Corporation which offers a connected tablet solution to correctional facilities to support secure online inmate education, job training, rehabilitation services, healthcare, mental health, teacher communications, and more.