Library Aide

East Mississippi Corr. Center - Meridian, MS
Position Summary:
Reports to the lead instructor. Responsible for maintaining a collection of books, serial publications, documents, audiovisual, and other materials, and assists inmates in locating and obtaining materials in compliance with American Correctional Association (ACA) standards, Management & Training Corporation (MTC), and Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) directives.

Essential Functions:
  • Plan and direct library program for inmates.
  • Maintain, organize and supervise the circulation of library materials.
  • Select, acquire, and organize library materials for convenient access.
  • Review requests, and select books and other library materials according to mental state, educational background, and special needs of inmates.
  • Assemble book reviews for facility's bulletins or newspapers, and circulates reviews among inmates.
  • Conduct library inventories on a regular basis.
  • Conduct annual inventory and submit report to MDOC.
  • Submit monthly general and law library reports to MDOC and on-site contract monitor.
  • Coordinate library orientation for class participants, in conjunction with intstructors.
  • Promote the development of positive social skills through modeling appropriate behaviors and intervening when inappropriate behaviors are observed.
  • Maintain accountability of inmates and property; adhere to safety practices.
It is expected that the incumbent shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management.

Education and Experience Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent and two (2) years related experience required. Associates degree preferred. Valid driver's license in the state of Mississippi or Alabama with an acceptable driving record required, unless waived by management.

Post Hire Requirements:
Must successfully complete annual in-service training requirements.
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