The world of corrections provided a unique proving ground for the information skills developed as an ESU
undergraduate student. During this experience I worked at
El Dorado Correctional Facility, deleting records for
lost items at a prison, repairing books, and observing library function in a medium-maximum security state prison.
At the Douglas County Jail I selected items and weeded the collection, supervised those who were incarcerated
while teaching them a work skill as they joined me in cataloging the items I had acquired and participated in
workshops held in the library. During the interum period between these two sites I completed a series of
ride-alongs with local law enforcement agencies to further explore the criminal justice system as a whole.
The experiences I gained from working as a librarian in a corrections environment are documented in the following
powerpoint and it's corresponding
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