Prison Librarian Resume

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Craig Blackburn

1213 Parrill Court

Crown Point, IN 46307



Job Objective To use my abilities and training as a Prison Librarian to help growing company meet or exceed overall goals while also enhancing my career.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Highly experienced in development, management and provision of prison library services
  • Profound knowledge of library stock management and interlibrary loan practices
  • Outstanding knowledge of library budget management and control mechanisms
  • Familiarity with understanding of social inclusion issues related to prison service
  • Ability to work extended hours and various shifts as required
  • Ability to interact with prison library staff, prison personnel and inmates in a diplomatic manner

Professional Experience:

Prison Librarian

State Personnel Board

August 2012 – Present


  • Oversaw and directed library operations, service delivery and staff activities.
  • Acquired, checked, arranged and maintained prison library collections.
  • Prepared and maintainedaccurate records of library inventory, machinery and statistical data related to library use.
  • Prepared and presented library displays,exhibitions and booklists for library promotion.
  • Obtained and maintained information about prison library users and provided library services, accordingly.
  • Instructed and assisted prison inmates in the use of the prison library.

Prison Librarian


May 2009 – July 2012


  • Planned and conducted library instructional programs and exhibitions for prison inmates and library users.
  • Created, implemented and managed policies and budgets for prison library.
  • Trained, directed and managed assigned team of library personnel.
  • Procured, arranged and managed collection f information resources and related materials for prison library.
  • Provided book reviews and delivered readers’ advisory services to all library users.
  • Interpreted and followed all applicable regulations and policies pertaining to prison security, workplace safety and library services.


Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science

Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA

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