Correctional Institution Library Manager, Library Ops


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(Applications must be completed by 9:00 p.m. on the day of the posting end date listed)

Job Code:
Library Operations Administration
Las Vegas
United States of America
Library Operations

This is a full-time position (40-hours). The salary range is $75,019 to $120,031 per year.

Under the administrative supervision of a Regional Manager, the Correctional Institutional Library Manager provides operational and administrative leadership to Clark County Detention Center and North Valley Complex Libraries.  Supervises and manages the performance, and delivery of service and directly/indirectly supervises correctional library staff. Responsible for fostering positive relationships within the community, including Clark County, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department while providing oversight to correctional library projects, programs, and services. Fosters and maintains a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible work environment.

Essential and marginal functions and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Ensures the efficient daily operation of the Clark County Detention Center and North Valley Correctional Libraries:

  • Plans short-term (annual to daily) operational goals for assigned program.
  • Provides reference, educational, and recreational reading materials that conform to the standards of the American Correctional Association/American Library Association Joint Committee on Institutional Libraries. 
  • Exercises decision-making skills in determining training needs of subordinate staff, book purchases, materials, and equipment purchases, inmate services, and contract negotiations.
  • Organizes assigned facilities and employees to achieve established goals.
  • Staffs assigned location and departments within budgetary guidelines to meet service demand and requisite skill needs.
  • Directs and motivates assigned staff to achieve established goals.
  • Coordinates with other Library departments to meet established Facility & District Goals.
  • Develops, maintains, and monitors key reporting metrics to achieve and control desired quality outcomes.
  • Develops, maintains and monitors annual Budget to achieve established goals and utilize District resources in an efficient and effective manner

2. Provides administrative supervision to assigned staff including but not limited to:

  • Performance Coaching & Management.
  • Career Counseling & Development.
  • Conflict Resolution.
  • Oversees Intuitional Library projects, programs, vendors, and committees to support and achieve initiatives and goals.

3. Develops relationships and communicates with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Clark County to establish e library services to all inmates.

4. Ensures Program compliance with all federal, state and local laws, regulations, codes, best practices, and District Policies and Procedures.

5. Stays abreast of current and future trends in Correctional Library Administration/Science and Public Administration and makes recommendations regarding future Correctional Libraries and District Strategies and Planning.

6. Performs other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness (D.E.I.), as well as participate in maintaining a respectful and positive work environment. All applicants will be considered for employment without bias. All ethnicities, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veterans or disability status are encouraged and welcomed to apply.


Required: Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution). 

Preferred: Course work in legal research.


Required: Three (3) years’ experience as a professional librarian with at least two (2) of those years at a supervisory or department head level. 

Preferred: Three (3) years’ experience as a professional Librarian with at least two (2) of those years at a jail or correctional library.

PLEASE NOTE: Meeting these posted qualifications does not necessarily guarantee an interview.


Possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Nevada Driver’s License at the time of hire. 

Completion of Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s (LVCCLD) Person-in-Charge (PIC) Training or completion of PIC Training within 12-months of assuming position.

District provided AED/CPR certification must be completed within six months from date of employment and must be maintained (current) while in a covered position

Preferred: NA

Work is primarily performed in an office setting with infrequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Ability to lift up to twenty (20) pounds and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as files or books. Although work is performed in an office setting, a limited amount of walking or standing is often necessary to carry out job duties.

The award-winning Las Vegas-Clark County Library District serves 1.5 million people over 8,000 square miles through 25 branch libraries and online. The Library District is a vibrant member of the community with committed staff who work to provide information and the opportunity for lifelong learning, cultural awareness, community connection and basic literacy.