Main Purpose Of Job
This position manages the provision of library and information services in ECI (Somerset Co) library branch using current library practices; develops and manages collection; provides reference services and aids patrons in the development of information seeking and finding skills; promotes the use of the program; assures access and delivery of library services within the facility/facilities.
Delivery of Service- Open and operate the library in accordance with a standard operating schedule and in conformity with Correctional Education Library policies and procedures and Division of Correction regulations. Develop programs to meet the information and reentry needs of inmates.
Planning- Plan for the implementation, promotion, and delivery of services that meet the needs of the full institutional population. Design institutional procedures to ensure increasing usage, access, and information delivery. Develop collection based on population needs, mission of correctional education, and reentry needs of inmates.
Record Keeping- Maintain all records in compliance with library policy, meeting departmental standards for accessibility, uniformity, and confidentially. Prepare written reports monthly.
Program Evaluation- Evaluate monthly statistics and set goals to improve usage where it is incongruent with the size of the institutional population or lower than usage in other Correctional Education libraries of similar size.
Management – Recruit, train, and supervise inmate aides to work in the library in accordance with Correctional Education library goals and objectives. Participate in professional development learning opportunities to assure that skills are consistent with current library practice and with information retrieval and delivery techniques.
Education: Possession of appropriate educational credentials as determined by the Maryland State Board of Education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. One year of professional library experience.
2. Knowledge of current media center practices, computer, and electronic technologies; skill in providing a variety of media services to a diverse customer base; skill in managing multiple tasks; ability to work as a team member; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to lift and move materials and equipment.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Librarians in State operated school programs are required to acquire and maintain certification in the State of Maryland per Section 6-101 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.12.01.03B(2). Applicants recommended for appointment will be required to complete an Authorization and Verification of Credentials. Information on requirements for certification and procedures for application may be obtained from the Maryland State Board of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.
All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (DLLR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to DLLR/DUI as a result of an unemployment insurance overpayment and/or fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Candidates should have knowledge of the principles and practices of adult education; knowledge of instructional planning and teaching methods; skill in the use of assessment instruments; ability to develop appropriate educational goals and objectives; ability to establish and maintain an effective learning environment; ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employees in this classification are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. All potential applicants shall be screened for security purposes prior to being offered a position. This screening is a routine procedure for all employees required to work in State Correctional Institutions and shall consist of fingerprinting, credit check and background investigation by the Maryland State Police. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required. DLLR’s Correctional Education Program operates in Maryland state correctional facilities in partnership with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS).
As an employee of this Program, you must strictly adhere to the DPSCS’s Standards of Conduct and Internal Administrative Disciplinary Process. Any violation of those standards may subject you to DPSCS disciplinary measures, including the barring of your entry from State correctional facilities. Should this occur, DLLR may then remove you from your position and, if there are no comparable positions available for which you are qualified and from which you have not been barred, your employment may be terminated.