NECC serves about 5,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake, and features a Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban campus in Lawrence occupies a number of buildings in the heart of downtown. Most recently, we have constructed a new 44,000 square foot health technologies facility, the Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Allied Health & Technology Center. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast.
The college has been building an organizational culture that values initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. NECC is also committed to using evidence to guide planning and decision-making. These values are reflected in the use of Appreciative Inquiry for strategic planning and accreditation; in our investment in strengths-based, institution-wide professional development; and in our ten-year involvement as a Leader College in Achieving the Dream, a national network of community colleges dedicated to using data to close student achievement gaps.
We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. With over 40% Hispanic students, NECC was the first federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in New England.
We seek leaders who are committed to the community college mission, actively engaged in promoting diversity, and prepared to use their unique strengths and innovation with the goal of student success.
Part-Time Assistant Librarian: Center for Adult Education; 18.75 hours per week; MCCC Professional Unit Position; Grant funded
Position Summary: 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.
Part Time 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) Assist in the Full Time Librarian in 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 Assistant Superintendent of Programs 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.
Anticipated Start Date: January 2020
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
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
Perform other job-related duties as assigned or required by the Assistant Superintendent of Programs or other senior administrators
Master's degree in Library Science or closely related field; with one (1) year experience and/or training involving 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
Experience working with students of diverse backgrounds
Ability to function calmly under pressure
SALARY: Anticipated starting salary is $27,582.75 annually with a prorated 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; Paygrade 3
About Northern Essex Community College
NECC is a public, two-year college that offers comprehensive academic programs of study leading to the Associate in Arts degree, the Associate in Science degree and Certificates of program completion.Our dedicated teaching faculty accept with enthusiasm the challenge of responding properly to the differing backgrounds of their students and, at the same time, directing and leading them toward broader understandings. Our faculty are deeply involved in the planning of each class and in the achievement of each student, and are equally dedicated to personal achievement. As well as the specialized academic opportunities and tutoring that the college provides for our students, our faculty have the time and the commitment to advise as well as instruct students, and to provide support and encouragement.