Position works directly with offenders in a state correctional facility.
Primary job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- The position is responsible for providing library services to adult offenders of diverse physical and mental abilities;
- Answer patron requests for information, determine where to locate the desired information and execute a search. Provide reader's advisory service to offenders and staff. Provide instruction to offenders on information literacy and library skills. Receive requests, prepare orders, and deliver materials to offenders in segregation/diagnostic units who cannot visit the library. Inform patrons about availability of interlibrary loans; screen requests for appropriateness; instruct patrons in loan procedures; search incoming books from other libraries for contraband;
- Perform library computer functions: use the library's integrated library system, utilize the Internet to respond to information requests, and communicate via email. Train offender clerks in the operation of the cataloging, circulation and statistical reporting functions, supervising and assisting them with these operations when necessary. Catalog and classify library materials using copy catalog process;
- Position also hires, trains and supervises offenders who work in the library. This will include: work planning, monitoring, evaluating and providing feedback. These duties also include assigning tasks, directing work flow, scheduling work and establishing work standards;
- Compose and distribute monthly narrative and statistical reports. Perform support/clerical duties as assigned;
- Determine supplies to be ordered, prepare requisitions, place orders;
- Recommend materials to be ordered and verify vendor's physical inventory. Check in orders upon receipt and submit receiving reports and other paperwork as required;
- Supervise the processing and shelving of new materials;
- Work with facility library work leader, Regional Librarian and Programs Manager to monitor the library budget;
- Read and adhere to all CDOC Administrative Regulations and facility adjustment sheets;
- Monitor behavior of offender patrons, enforce security regulations and library rules, eject problem patrons, write reports on rule infractions, and resolve conflicts between offenders.
- High School or Equivalent
- High School or Equivalent
Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience
Two years of general public, school, academic or special (not law) library experience which must include:
- Typing, ordering, preparing, shelving, and maintaining library materials;
- Using an integrated library system (ILS) for job related duties.
Two years of course work from an accredited college or university including twelve semester hours of library science course work may substitute for two years of the general library experience.
- Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word: must have the ability to create, edit and manipulate data;
- Ability to Correspond and share documents via e-mail;
- Effective written and oral communication skills;
- Exceptional interpersonal/customer service skills;
- Ability to train/instruct others;
- Active listening skills: must have the ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking questions as appropriate.
We are accepting applications from Colorado residents only. The complete job announcement can be accessed here. We can only accept online applications.
HR Contact Information
Heather Tepley / 719-226-4428 / firstname.lastname@example.org