Corrections Library Coordinator - Nebraska State Penitentiary
State of Nebraska

Job Info

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is seeking a candidate in the position of Corrections Library Coordinator at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. With a wide range of genres and types of books, this individual will help our inmate readers select books in their areas of interest, promote reading, present information clearly and in an interesting manner while possessing effective public speaking skills.

The Library Coordinator incumbent will model the NDCS Values of integrity, respect, compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission, "Keep people safe."

Information about the Department can be found at: For more information call 402-471-3161. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Chyelle Pitts-Chatman at 402-479-5812 or

Location: Nebraska State Penitentiary, 1402 S. 14th Street; Lincoln, NE 68502

Schedule: 8:00-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri
Examples of Work
In addition to functioning as librarian to one of the agency facilities, oversee the operations of institutional libraries throughout the agency.
Provide training to librarians and train inmates in the use of the law library at facility libraries throughout the state.
Develop, write, and coordinate grant applications.
Oversee the inter-library loan requests.
Also responsible for the oversight of the agency's legal libraries.

Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIRED: Masters degree in library science and experience in providing library services in an institutional setting.

PREFERRED: Working experience of LexisNexis, CaseMaker, West Law, or other law library software and LibrarySoft or other related cataloging/library software as well as MS Office, and reputable database search options.

OTHER: Must have a valid driver's license. Applicants accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam, and at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Training Program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: Professional library principles, theory and application of basic library functions including circulation, cataloging, reference services, and material selection; day to day library operations including staffing, collection services, and facility; computer applications to a library; books and reference sources; books, reference materials, and authors; the principles of management, supervision, and administration.

Ability to: manage a library at a facility; understand and enforce rules governing the users; exercise mature, objective, sound judgement; train staff in library services; deal effectively with library users, agency staff, and the public; communicate orally and in writing with people at all levels and with different cultural backgrounds; do legal research. Ability to lift 20-40 lbs

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