Jail and Reentry Services Manager
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco, California
Rachel Kinnon has been the librarian at the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center since 2008. In 2017 she worked with SFPL administrators to expand that program to serve adults inside the county jails. The expanded program has been providing direct library service to thousands of people in the jails since July 2018, while continuing to serve teens in the juvenile hall. Jail and Reentry Service librarians also provide Reference by Mail services to people incarcerated throughout the western United States, and connect people in reentry with the many resources offered through the public library.