Instruction Librarian

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, Colorado

Application Deadline

Apply By Jul 31st, 2023


$53,700.00 to $59,070.00 per Year   Calculate


Denver, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Position Summary: This position exists to develop and promote Red Rocks Community College's Library instruction program and to coordinate reference services to students, faculty/instructors, and staff. 

Description of Position

Instruction: Develops and delivers customized library instruction sessions online and in person, both in the library and in other locations across two campuses. Actively seeks out opportunities to collaborate with teaching faculty/instructors to embed library services and resources into the classroom and the curriculum. Stays abreast of and implements best practices and innovations in library instruction.

Reference: Coordinates provision of multiple modes of reference (in person, phone, IM) services to students, faculty, and staff. Manages participation in AskAcademic chat reference consortium. Recruits, trains, and supervises library science graduate assistants. Stays abreast of, and keeps colleagues appraised of, trends and professional standards related to reference services in academic libraries.

Public services: Provides reference services in-person and virtually to the campus community. Indirectly supervises the Access Desk and student employees, working evening and weekend shifts as needed and providing desk coverage when necessary. Creates and maintains user-centered web content related to major job duties for the library’s online presence.

Service to team & college: Participates in the planning and development of library operations and coordination of services. Collects, analyzes, and synthesizes data and statistics in major job duty areas to set and measure personal and team goals. Represents the library at campus events and by serving on committees and in other official groups.


Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

RRCC offers a range of benefit choices (Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Insurance, Supplemental Retirement Plans, PERA, Disability Benefits, and more). For additional information, please visit the CCCS Employee Benefit Website.

The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides retirement and other benefits to employees of the State of Colorado.For additional information, please visit the Colorado PERA Website.
Time Off

  • Leave Accruals (Leave prorated for appointments under 100%)
  • Annual/Personal Days: 22.5 (180 hours)
  • Sick Days: 15 (120 hours)


Benefit-eligible APT will be granted the same number of paid holidays granted to employees of the State Personnel System, pro-rated to their percent of employment. The Chancellor may establish alternate holiday schedules in accordance with the Colorado Revised Statue 24-11-101(3). A list of our current observed holidays are below. 

  1. New Year’s Day
  2. Memorial Day
  3. Juneteenth
  4. Independence Day
  5. Labor Day
  6. Thanksgiving
  7. Christmas Day
  8. Alternate Holiday
  9. Alternate Holiday
  10. Alternate Holiday
  11. Alternate Holiday

Alternate Holidays are in lieu of:

  • Cabrini Day
  • Veterans' Day
  • MLK, Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day

Additional Leave Information can be found by visiting the below link. 
SP 3-60b – Employee Leave - Colorado Community College System (

Additional Info & Requirements


Minimum Qualifications: Master of Library Science/Library & Information Science. One-year of experience working in Library services. Experience providing library instruction and virtual (IM, Chat) reference services.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience developing library instruction in a higher education environment, including outcomes and assessmentExperience supervising others.Knowledge of Springshare and Libapps services. Membership in or experience working in diverse communities and supporting the success of individuals from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to give and receive information and present complex information to groups and in public settings. Ability to collect, compile, analyze and evaluate information and make verbal or written presentations based on this information. Ability to create and keep deadlines, manage appointments, pay attention to details, keep work organized, manage competing priorities and plan, prioritize and achieve goals. Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word and Excel. Knowledge of academic information literacy standards. Ability to determine needs of the customer/caller and obtain necessary information. Ability to train/instruct others. Ability to work from campus (primarily our Lakewood campus with occasional hours at the Arvada campus as needed).

To Apply: Complete an application and attach the following: A cover letter describing your processional experience and addressing the required qualifications and a resume.

Supplemental Information

Benefits: RRCC offers a range of benefit choices (Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Insurance, Supplemental Retirement Plans, PERA, Disability Benefits, and more). For additional information, please visit the CCCS Employee Benefit Website.

Starting Salary: Starting salary is determined by education and experience in accordance with our compensation plan.  

Transcripts Required: If selected as the finalist for the position, official transcripts are required as a condition of employment within 30 days of hire (if applicable).  Assessment is required for Transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. This documentation is the responsibility of the candidate.

Necessary Special Requirements:  Must submit to and successfully complete a pre-employment background check as a condition of hire. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from consideration for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide RRCC Office of Human Resources with an official disposition of the charges.  

Important Notes:  
Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this within your application materials.  

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex/gender, sexual orientation gender identity, religion, age, national/ ethnic origin, pregnancy status, veteran’s status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by applicable law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities.  

RRCC has designated the Executive Director of Human Resources as its Affirmative Action Officer/Equal Opportunity Administrator/Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. For information, contact Executive Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303-914-6298.  

Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities.  If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.  

RRCC conducts pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.  

For information regarding Red Rocks Community College Security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College Lakewood and Arvada campuses, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at For a hard copy report, please contact 303.914.6494. 

The Community

Red Rocks Community College exemplifies extraordinary. We are dedicated to our Vision and Mission, which promote student achievement, staff empowerment, and community engagement. We live our values: Integrity, Collaboration, Learning, Inclusiveness, and Communication. We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with our commitment to inclusiveness and welcome you to visit the RRCC Inclusion & Diversity webpage for additional information.  

With an unrivaled reputation grounded in our Values, we stand out as a cutting-edge model in higher education. We are one of the first community colleges in the country to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Our continued pursuit of excellence is instilled in our employees and has inspired a dynamic and passionate culture.  

Department Information: The mission of the Red Rocks Community College Library is to support the educational goals of the students, faculty, and staff both in the classroom and beyond the walls of the college. We are building an inclusive, collaborative, and vibrant campus destination that facilitates and celebrates the academic and creative activities of the RRCC community. We strive to provide equal access to information, ideas, and knowledge, and we uphold the Library Bill of Rights (external link) and the ALA Code of Ethics (external link).


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