Librarian, Inmate Law - Northern Essex Community College

Northern Essex Community College Lawrence , MA 01842

Posted 5 months ago

Job Description:

FULL-TIME LIBRARIAN, INMATE LAW: Center for Adult Education; 37.5 hours per week; Grant-Funded; MCCC Professional Unit Position

Anticipated Start Date: August 2019

General Statement of Duties: This administrative support position serves under the direct supervision of the Director of Education, Corrections Program and assists in the administration and operation of the Inmate Law Library at the Essex County Correctional Facility.

Inmate Law Librarian shall: (1) Ensure compliance with state standards and constitutional requirements that guarantee the rights of the inmates to legal services; (2) Maintain the library by updating its contents, seeking review by counsel and/or judges as to its adequacy, and make the information it contains available to all inmates, regardless of classification; (3) Coordinate all administrative and clerical activities of the Inmate Law Library; and (4) Assist administratively by maintaining internal and external communications for the Library as well as serve as advisor to Program management personnel.

Supervision Received: Work under the direct supervision of the Director of Education, Corrections Program, who provides instruction and guidance. Work may be assigned by the ASOP through the Director of Education who will assign work and review performance through oral and written reports and ensure that the Inmate Law Library adhere to policy and conform with the rules and regulations of the Essex County Sheriff's Department.

Supervision Exercised: Exercises supervision of work assigned to clerical, student interns, inmates and other support personnel assigned to the Inmate Law Library.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates and revises systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices, recordkeeping systems, forms control, and implement necessary changes.

  • Develops administrative, support and inmate staff by providing information and educational opportunities. Provide information by answering questions and requests.

  • Resolves administrative problems by coordinating preparation of reports, analyzing data and identifying solutions.

  • Maintains necessary records, reports and documentation to support American Correctional Association (ACA) and Massachusetts Department of Corrections audits and standards and compliance.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.

  • Maintains and secures inmates confidential discovery documentation and electronic records of the same materials.

  • Provides general library services to the facility. This includes both program/educational and reference services as well as recreational reading.

  • Directs, organizes and updates a constitutionally proper law library.

  • Prepares annual needs assessments for legal materials and participate in the procurement process.

  • Formulates procedures in conjunction with security staff to assure that all inmates have access to the information in the law library, regardless of classification.

  • Directs the operation of a general use prison library at the Essex County Correctional Facility, providing recreational reading for all inmates.

  • Maintains a reference unit serving the educational needs of the inmate population.

  • Interfaces with programs staff, counselors, vocational instructors and teachers to assure that the library adequately provides support for existing and planned inmate education programs.

  • Interfaces with library and programs staff at other county facilities and Department of Corrections.

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned or required by ASOP or other senior administrators.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Library Science or closely related field; with three (3) years' experience and/or training that includes library operations, reference service, bibliographic instruction, circulation service, copy cataloging, and library information systems; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Must be competent in digital literacy.

  • Must be, or agrees to become, a Notary Public of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Ability to communicate with both employees, inmates and general public.

  • Ability to function calmly under pressure.

Additional Information:

SALARY:

  • Anticipated starting salary range is $54,956 - $61,437 annually with complete fringe benefit package including competitive health insurance, free dental insurance, basic life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid sick and personal leave, educational benefits for employee/spouse/dependents, and excellent retirement benefits.

  • Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system; Paygrade 5.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2019 POST#: 190501

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Liz Trelegan, B-219, 978-556-3928/ etrelegan@necc.mass.edu. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery


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