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 career advancement, Colorado State Penitentiary has a 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 86% 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.
Required: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science or a closely related field of study, e.g. Library Informatics, Information Management and Services or Information Resource Studies.
Preferred: Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent Library Media Master’s from an ALA- or NCATE-accredited college or university.
Two (2) years of **professional library** work experience in a public, school, academic, or special (not law) library.
**PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE**: Involves exercising discretion, analytical skill, judgment, and personal accountability and responsibility for creating, developing, integrating, applying, and sharing an organized body of knowledge that characteristically is: uniquely acquired through an intense education or training regimen at a recognized college or university; equivalent to the curriculum requirements for a Bachelor’s or higher degree with major study in or pertinent to the specialized field and continuously studied to explore, extend and use additional discoveries, interpretations, and application and to improve data, materials, equipment, applications, and methods.
SUBSTITUTIONS: Professional library work experience as defined above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the Bachelor’s Degree. A Master's or Doctorate Degree from an ALA- or NCATE-accredited college or university in Library Science or related field of study, e.g. Educational Media or School Library Education, may be substituted for the Bachelor's Degree and one year (MS) or two years (PhD) of professional experience respectively.
Required competencies: proficiency in office technologies, especially Microsoft Office Suite and integrated library systems, exceptional customer service/interpersonal skills, ability to teach others how to do something, active listening skills, ability to multi-task and demonstrate flexibility, organization, planning and priotizing skills, strong self-motivation, attention to detail, significant critical thinking, decision making, and problem-solving skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills.
Complete application instructions may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/c4fanwv.
For more information, contact Renée Robbins, Correctional Libraries Senior Consultant, at 303-307-2226 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Bennett, Correctional Libraries Senior Consultant, at 303-307-2226 or email@example.com.
Application Instructions: http://tinyurl.com/c4fanwv
Colorado Correctional Libraries: http://www.doc.state.co.us/correctional-libraries