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/School Media Specialist!
The Youthful Offender System and Pueblo Complex libraries has need for a professional Librarian. This position manages staff and operations at three correctional facility libraries serving teens, adult male, and adult female offenders. Duties include collaborating with classroom teachers and providing structured, integrated information literacy instruction to incarcerated high school students; coordinating and supervising all general library activities to ensure equitable access by youth, adult, and special needs offenders; hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating library technicians in all three correctional facility libraries; preparing unit budget requests and justifications, managing library budgets, maintaining accurate fiscal records, and submitting narrative and statistical reports; selecting appropriate books, periodicals, and audio-visual materials for three distinct library collections in accordance with their collection development plans; purchasing library materials, equipment, and supplies; cataloging materials using the library automation software and maintaining computer catalog and automated circulation system; directly monitoring youth, adult, and special needs offenders and enforcing security regulations and library rules.
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/7fwz73s.
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 of study, e.g., library informatics, library media technology, or a bachelor’s degree with a teaching certificate in elementary or secondary education, with a “school librarian” endorsement from an ALA- or NCATE- accredited university.; Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent Library Media Master’s from an ALA- or NCATE-accredited college or university 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.
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/7fwz73s