Looking to apply your library and staff management skills in an exceptional and unique work environment? Eager to meet the challenges of one of the toughest and most rewarding subfields of librarianship? Have you ever suspected, even for a moment, that you really do belong behind bars?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be the Colorado Department of Corrections’ next Librarian II!
Due to retirement, Sterling Correctional Facility has need for a professional Librarian. Responsibilities include supervising and mentoring a team of Library Technicians, including hiring, training and evaluation. Under the direction of a Program Manager and Regional Librarian, this full-time position will plan, coordinate and supervise public/school-type (not law) library services to adult offenders at multiple libraries, where an average of 92% of the population uses the library.
Colorado Department of Corrections seeks an employee who wants to build a rewarding, high-impact correctional career and provide an environment where offenders obtain meaningful work and self-improvement opportunities as they prepare for community re-entry. Current library staff seek a creative, enthusiastic, and energetic team leader with library and supervisory experience, a sound moral compass, and a vision for their libraries’ future. The offenders seek a librarian who will build and continually develop a central information center that meets their informational, educational, recreational and cultural needs and interests.
Prior correctional experience is not required. For full duties and responsibilities, description of benefits, conditions of employment, and instructions to apply, see http://tinyurl.com/774t25o.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2012.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in library science or related field, (e.g. library informatics, library media technology) is required; a master's degree in library science or related field is preferred.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Professional library work experience that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.
2 years of professional experience required
2 years of library experience required
Required experience: two (2) years of professional library work experience in a public, school, academic, or special (not law) library is required.
Required competencies: proficiency with Microsoft office suite and integrated library systems, customer service skills, ability to train and instruct staff and patrons, active listening skills, and strong written and oral communication skills.
SUBSTITUTIONS: A master's or doctorate degree in library science or related field of study from an accredited college or university may substitute for the bachelor's degree and one year (MS) or two years (PhD) of professional experience respectively.
Applicants must be Colorado residents, at least 21 years of age and have no felony convictions. The following must be submitted: DOC employment application, self-screening form, working email address, college/university transcripts, DD214 (veterans only), Training and Experience Narrative Examination, Certification and Appeal Rights forms. All forms available on CDOC website.
Colorado Correctional Libraries: http://www.doc.state.co.us/correctional-libraries
Full Job Description and Application Materials: http://tinyurl.com/774t25o