Librarian V resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Knowledgeable in budget planning; Knowledgeable in supervising with extensive background working within correctional library systems. Fast learner and multi-tasker willing to work flexible schedule, including weekend and night shifts.


Supervision and planning.

Budget planning.

Interpersonal communication.

Computer skills.

Cataloging Skills.

Work History
06/2015 to 07/2020
Librarian V Los Angeles County Los Angeles, CA,


The primary purpose of this position is to manage the administration, fiscal management and statewide correctional library operations and provide general supervision to the correctional facilities library units.

Management and Administrative Activities:

- Prepares fiscal year library plans for the entire correctional library services by allocating library performance objectives within budget appropriations. Studies and evaluates workload, analyze, evaluate, and modify library program plans.

- Prepares fiscal year budgetary estimates to accomplish Library Services functions for legislative approval.

- Coordinates activities of library services by meeting with subordinate library staff to ensure compliance with library program plans.

- Approves payment of invoices and monitors expenditures as part of overall cost containment measures.

- Attends staff meetings held by the Corrections Program Services Administrator, the Director, and the facilities.

Supervisory Activities:

- Conducts staff conferences with subordinate supervisors to convey management objectives and explain/discuss how Department policies & procedures will be implemented.

- Instructs library personnel on methods to be employed in resolving law library operational problems.

-Trains and advises library staff by conferring with them, observing, aiding and instructing them, and pointing out areas for improvement in work methods and techniques to ensure optimal performance.

- Reviews, investigates, and resolves personnel problems through the use of collective bargaining provisions and State personnel rules and regulations and takes appropriate disciplinary actions.

- Supervises preparation of or writes position descriptions for all positions in the section and initiates, prepares and submits documents for personnel actions (i.e., transfers, promotions, recruitment, etc.)

- Reviews qualifications of applicants, interviews such applicants, and recommends the selection of the most qualified person(s) for appointment and/or promotion.

- Establishes work performance standards for positions under his/her immediate supervision, rates their job performance and discusses ratings with incumbents in order to improve performance.

- Reviews and recommends to the Department of the Attorney General policies or legislation for new laws to curb frivolous and capriciously filed lawsuits filed by inmates, in effort to discourage further frivolous lawsuits.

- Represents the Public Safety Department in the preparation of court responses involving inmate allegations of inadequate access to the courts and law libraries.

06/2012 to 06/2015
Librarian IV City Of Lynchburg Lynchburg, VA,

Halawa Correctional Facility Head Librarian IV:

-Responsible for the supervision of library programs in the medium (pop. 1400 inmates), and High Security (pop. 250 inmates).

- Planned, assigned, supervised, and reviewed the work of one Librarian III, one Library Technician V and twenty eight (28) inmate workline.

- Reviews facility needs of books and recommends addition to the existing law and recreational collections and the provision of new services.

- Interprets policies and procedures, answers grievance reports, networks with the Attorney General's Office and the Ombudsman to address and solve inmate concerns.

- Coordinated programs and activities with community groups, government and other special agencies.

- Submitted monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to the administration on a timely basis.

- Plans and schedules inmates for law and recreational library services.

- Participates in weekly meetings with the warden and other program supervisors in the facility.

- Is familiar with labor relations techniques, the Hawaii Revised Statutes and the Department of Public Safety policies & procedures.

02/1993 to 06/2012
Librarian III Department Of Public Safety City, STATE,

Librarian III Waiawa Correctional Facility

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

- Served as the Librarian in WCF library setting, and was responsible for the law and recreational library collections.

- In charge of scheduling inmates for library services, and provided general reference services for law and recreational books to inmates, also maintains and give inmates instructions in how to access NEXIS-LEXIS legal kiosk.

-Is the responsibility authority for library in-house rules for inmates.

- Participates in weekly staff meetings with Warden and program staff.

- Performs descriptive cataloging of recreational books following the ALA cataloging rules with extensive use of the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

- Collects and records statistical data concerning inmates' participation, books circulated, and donated materials.

- Prepares monthly and annual reports for the Department Librarian.

- Is the first responder to inmate grievances.

- Establishes working relationship with community and cultural groups which stages performances for inmates.

Expected in 05/1998
Master of Arts: Library And Information Science
University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI,
  • Supervision
  • Team building
  • Planning
  • Arbitration

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  • University of Hawaii

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  • Librarian V
  • Librarian IV
  • Librarian III


  • Master of Arts

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