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Diane Walden  |  Renée Robbins

 

Diane Walden - Coordinator, Institutional Library Development

Diane Walden has worked in corrections librarianship since 1994, as a librarian, manager and consultant. She has been at the Colorado State Library since 2004.

Diane knew she wanted to be a prison librarian from the moment she decided to go to grad school for her MLS. Professors and supervisors talked her out of it, so she focused on medical and technical librarianship…until a year after graduation, when a sudden move to Florida opened up a whole new world. As an employee of the Florida Department of Corrections, a Guardian ad Litem volunteer who represented the needs of children in the court system, and a certified literacy tutor, Diane was empowered to save the world, one reader at a time. She’s still working at it.

Diane's publications include:

Diane has been awarded:

  • Library Journal Mover & Shaker (2011)
  • ASCLA Leadership & Professional Achievement Award (2011)

Renée Robbins - Adult Institutions Senior Consultant

Renée Robbins happened upon the field of correctional librarianship in 2005 while searching for a job.  She began working as a library technician in a correctional facility and hasn’t considered working with any other population since. Since 2005, she has facilitated book groups, created summer and winter reading programs, and taught Spanish and cognitive behavior change classes to offender in addition to providing other library services to offenders at three different correctional facilities.  These opportunities to serve and impact those who may not have seen the library as relevant to their lives fueled her desire to pursue a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and a promotion to librarian.

Renée began working as an Institutional Libraries Senior Consultant in March 2013.  She wants to leave the world a better place than when she found it and believes her work with institutional libraries allows her to do just that.

Adult Institutions Senior Consultant

Position is currently vacant. Stay tuned!

Youth Institutions Consultant & Acquisitions

Position is currently vacant. Stay tuned!

 

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