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Access Services Librarian

Colorado Community College System - CCCOnline

Flexible/Hybrid located in Colorado

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 3rd, 2022


$63,000.00 to $68,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Denver, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description


The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is hiring an Access Services Librarian to work with stakeholders systemwide to transition our current CCCOnline library services functions to our new Colorado Online @ (Download PDF reader) model. Additionally, in this role you’ll develop and maintain all aspects of the CCCS Central Library’s digital infrastructure, including library website, authentication system, discovery service, and database access. This position provides online reference, library training, and information literacy services to the CCCS community. If you’re looking for a role where you can be instrumental in creating a new online library and directly impacting student academic success, this position may be for you!

We offer exceptional benefits, a flexible working environment, including remote work within the state of Colorado, and a strong work/life balance.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

A career at the Colorado Community College System's administrative office comes with great perks. Whether you are responsible for strategic System leadership or provide high quality administrative and technical support, you will reap a rewarding experience being a part of an enterprise which assists thousands of students to elevate their lives each year. Our System Office culture emphasizes and celebrates professionalism in performance of jobs and diversity in our workforce. Our focus on outcomes rather than tasks is supported with flexible work arrangements, and the expectation that our employees perform best when they are engaged and enjoy a degree of autonomy in how they approach the delivery of quality work product. You will admire the friendly culture of our system office and be inspired by our team environment and dedicated employees.

We offer the following benefits:

  • Our employees stay because of the work/life balance they are able to obtain at the System Office. This includes generous leave benefits:
    • Administrator/Professional-Technical (APT) positions earn 15 hours of annual leave and 10 hours of sick leave each month – based on fulltime status.
    • Classified employees earn generous levels of annual and sick leave based on their years of service.
    • CCCS employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, many of which are observed between December 25th through January 1st.
    • CCCS employees have leave available for a variety of additional personal needs such as academic/volunteer activities, bereavement, public health emergencies, and more.
  • Many positions are eligible for alternate work arrangements that may include flexible schedules and/or working remotely within Colorado.
  • CCCS offers comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans with considerable employer contributions. We also offer employer-paid life insurance. For a complete overview of our benefits, visit our employee benefits webpage.
  • CCCS employees are eligible for Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness. For more information, go to the Federal Department of Education website.
  • As a CCCS employee, you have an opportunity to become a lifelong-learner and enjoy considerable savings for the college education of you and your dependents through our tuition reimbursement program.
  • We offer retirement savings through Colorado PERA via our defined benefit or defined contribution plans. CCCS employees are also eligible to participate in a robust set of supplemental retirement options such as a 401K, 457, and/or 403b.
  • All state employees are eligible to participate in BenefitHub, which offers discounts for retailers and services and other benefits resources.
  • CCCS offers employee assistance services to you and your household members at no cost through the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP). Available services include counseling, professional coaching, webinars, mediation, financial assistance, and more.

Additional Info & Requirements

This is a hybrid/flexible role that is located in the State of Colorado. 

  • Minimum of two years of professional experience working with library systems. Community College or consortium experience preferred.
  • Experience with managing one or more ILS and discovery systems.
  • Experience with EZproxy, OpenAthens, Shibboleth, or other authentication systems and protocols.

Attributes that will contribute to success in this position:

  • Proficiency in online library services and resources.
  • Knowledge of web and user-centered design, assessment methodologies, and usability studies.
  • Knowledge of standards and best practices for web accessibility and ADA compliance.
  • Strong understanding of ACRL’s Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks, including Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, Standards for Libraries in Higher Education, and Standards for Academic Librarians Without Faculty Status.
  • Familiarity with processes relevant to the development of information literacy curricula and instructional materials for credit and non-credit courses (digital badges, microlearning, learning objects, job aids, etc.).
  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply universal design for learning, and accessibility standards for information literacy and library learning tools, as well as familiarity with assistive technologies used with library resources and services.
  • Familiarity with Open Educational Resources (OER), Creative Commons, and copyright laws and how they pertain to course materials.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the higher education environment and experience working successfully with faculty/subject matter experts.
  • Ability to learn and deploy innovative technologies associated with online library services.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in all areas of access services.
  • Knowledge of and eagerness to learn innovative technologies and their applications to instruction and reference services.
  • Knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility best practices and ability and eagerness to serve a diverse learning community

The Community

Examples of Duties

  • Develop and maintain core library digital system infrastructure and the discovery services that support research, scholarship, teaching and learning, and student academic success.
  • Act as the point person for monitoring and troubleshooting access issues for the CCCS Central Library’s electronic resources; work with the CCCS IT Department and database vendors to resolve access problems for electronic resources.
  • Provide and create synchronous and asynchronous library training sessions for students, staff, instructors, and faculty on using library databases and resources.
  • Work with systemwide librarians, faculty, instructors, Academic Technology, and learning design staff to embed and incorporate library resources into course shells.
  • Provide professional library reference services via phone, email, virtual consultations, and chat to a variety of patrons from a diverse community that includes students, faculty, staff, and community members online from Colorado Online@ and across CCCS.
  • Provide embedded librarian services as requested, including monitoring discussion boards and engaging with students in a timely and effective manner, and research assistance.


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Posted Jul 21, 2022