Pilot course partners students with incarcerated learners

Cornell undergraduates are deepening their knowledge of Cornell University Library’s abundant scholarly resources by helping those with no access to them: incarcerated students at Cayuga Correctional Facility.

The new Prison Partners Library Research course (WRIT 1100) aims to transform Cornell students into research experts as they provide guidance and research support for individuals completing their certificate in liberal arts through the Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP).

“Research is often collaborative, and it requires a scholarly conversation,” said class instructor Heather Furnas, an American studies librarian and instructional lead in Cornell University Library’s Department of Research and Learning Services.

Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.