Position works directly with offenders in a state correctional facility.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Plan, coordinate and supervise general library services at multiple libraries according to accepted correctional library practices and principles. Compose and revise library operating procedures, schedules, and posted operational rules to ensure offender access to library services;
- Provide reader's advisory and reference services to assist offenders and staff in selection and use of library materials. Provide outreach services to offenders in segregation and/or special needs areas who are unable to visit the library personally;
- Prepare unit budget request with justification; manage library budget, keeping accurate fiscal records. Maintain all library records. Keep monthly usage statistics, and submit narrative and statistical reports to Programs Manager, Regional Librarian, and the State Library. Assess current and future library technology needs;
- Communicate with facility staff (administrators, security/housing, education, mental health, case managers, etc.) on an ongoing basis to ensure that library services are integrated into overall facility operations;
- Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate library technicians providing library services at assigned libraries. Schedule staff work hours to provide maximum accessibility for offenders to library services. Assign tasks, establish work standards, and monitor progress and work-flow. Provide initial and ongoing training for library technicians in public and technical library skills. Mentor and motivate library technicians to encourage ongoing professional development and improve staff retention;
- Ensure monthly offender payroll is submitted;
- Develop collection development plans to guide purchase of library materials based on analysis and evaluation of the existing collection, the specific needs of the offender population, and educational, mental health and other facility program needs;
- Consult standard library review sources and select appropriate books, periodicals, and audio-visual materials for the library collections, in accord with the collection development plan. Purchase library materials, equipment, and supplies, following DOC and state library purchasing procedures. Weed worn, damaged, outdated, and unused items from the collection;
- Catalog library materials by assigning appropriate Dewey classification numbers and Sears subject headings for new materials to prepare for their entry into the computer catalog; maintain library computer catalog and automated circulation system. Review cataloging records after data entry to ensure that the catalog is compliant with DOC-wide standards;
- Monitor behavior of offender patrons; enforce security regulations and library rules; eject problem patrons; write reports on rule infractions.
- High School or Equivalent
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HR Contact Information
Melissa Bellew (firstname.lastname@example.org)