Librarian
AdCare Hospital of Worcester, Inc. - Middleton, MA

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DESCRIPTION

AdCare Criminal Justice Services has a unique , full time opportunity for a Librarian at the Middleton House of Corrections.

DUTIES

Oversees the administration and operation of the Inmate Law Library at the Essex County Correctional Facility. Ensure compliance with state standards and constitutional requirements which guarantee the rights of the inmates to legal services. Maintain the library, update its contents by seeking review by counsel and/or judges as to its adequacy, and making the information it contains available to all inmates, regardless of classification. Coordinate all administrative and clerical activities of the Inmate Law Library and maintain confidential files. Maintain internal and external communications for the Library. Provides general library services to the facility. Directs, organizes and updates a constitutionally proper law library. Prepares annual needs assessments for legal materials and participate in the procurement process

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Must have or be in the process of obtaining bachelor's degree in Library Science or equivalent program at an American Library Association accredited college. Experience: One (1) year work experience and/or training preferred in the operation and maintenance of a small institutional library preferred. Must have overall knowledge of library operations, procedures, and structures as evidenced in work experience. Familiarity with and understanding of legal research materials in all formats a plus! Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: strong customer service skills, exceptional communication & interpersonal skills with both staff and inmates; ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism, confidentiality and problem solving skills. Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with excellent research and analytical skills. Must be able to pass a CORI background records check. Oversees the administration and operation of the Inmate Law Library at the Essex County Correctional Facility. Ensure compliance with state standards and constitutional requirements which guarantee the rights of the inmates to legal services. Maintain the library, update its contents by seeking review by counsel and/or judges as to its adequacy, and making the information it contains available to all inmates, regardless of classification. Coordinate all administrative and clerical activities of the Inmate Law Library and maintain confidential files. Maintain internal and external communications for the Library. Provides general library services to the facility. Directs, organizes and updates a constitutionally proper law library. Prepares annual needs assessments for legal materials and participate in the procurement process

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