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Reference Librarian

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton Campus

Application Deadline

Apply By Nov 10th, 2023


$42,556.00 to $47,663.00 per Year   Calculate


Littleton, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

This .75 FTE exempt position exists to act as an integral member of the library team while providing reference and research assistance, classroom instruction in information literacy, managing the reserve collection, supporting collection evaluation and development, performing closing procedures four nights a week while supervising student assistants, and participating in library outreach through campus events and social media.

This position will have primary responsibility for ongoing assessment projects for continual student improvement. This position will work Mondays through Thursdays until 8 pm during the regular semesters totaling 30 hours per week with a pro-rated benefit package and will report to the Associate Dean of the Library & Learning Commons.  A successful candidate holds customer service in the highest regard when working directly with students, and faculty and considers themselves: 

  • Student Focused: enjoys helping students learn about the different types of resources available to them and where to find them efficiently and effectively.
  • Comfortable with public speaking: at ease creating and presenting to students, instructors, and peers both in person and online.
  • To have a high comfort level with data: ability to assess data to better support the needs of the students and the institution, as well as for making informed decisions and driving continuous improvement.

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • One year of experience providing in person and virtual reference services
  • One year of experience delivering information literacy classroom instruction
  • Knowledge of web-based applications and online library systems (ILS) such as OCLC
  • Demonstrated commitment working with and supporting students from historically marginalized communities (people of color, LGBTQ+ community members, veterans, first generation graduates, people with disabilities, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience providing reference services in a college or university.
  • Experience with Springshare products (LibGuides, LibCal, LibAnswers.)

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info


At ACC, we value and uphold a commitment to a workplace that focuses on employees. Our mission is to provide innovative and responsive educational and economic opportunities in an accessible, inclusive environment that promotes success for students, employees, and the communities we serve. In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer a comprehensive selection of benefits to support our employees, including:

  • Strong, flexible retirement benefits including Colorado PERA’s Defined Benefit Plan or Defined Contribution Plan. ACC contributes 20.95% of your salary on your behalf. Supplemental retirement plans including 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans are also available.
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and flexible savings benefits.
  • Employee assistance services such as counseling, professional coaching, financial planning, and more, are available to you and members of your household at no cost through the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP)
  • Generous paid time off benefits including up to 15 hours of annual leave and 10 hours sick leave per month, 10 paid holidays per year, and up to 18 hours for academic and volunteer activities.
  • Tuition assistance for employees and their eligible dependents at any community college within the Colorado Community College System or CCCOnline.
  • State employees are eligible to participate in BenefitHub which offers discounts for retailers and services and other benefits resources.
  • Employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Additional information about this program can be found on the Colorado Division of Human Resources website.
  • New hires for full-time positions may be eligible for a relocation assistance benefit if relocating at least 100 miles to work at ACC. Information about this can be found in AP 3-160.

Additional Info & Requirements

All applicants must submit:

  1. Resume
  2. Detailed letter of interest (cover letter) addressing the job announcement. Please include any experiences you may have embedding equity and inclusion in your work, see below.

At ACC we seek to hire candidates that demonstrate a commitment to and experience with embedding equity and inclusion into their professional role. Please address this specifically in your cover letter explaining what diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) means to you and how you may have incorporated DEI into your current or previous professional responsibilities.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates who are selected to interview will be asked to submit a completed application form and the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.  

The Community

The Arapahoe Community College Library & Learning Commons exists to provide innovative technology, unrestricted access to information, and the instructional resources necessary to enlighten and empower Arapahoe Community College’s students, staff, and community to achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals. The Library & Learning Commons serves both in-person and online learners at all ACC campuses and high school partner locations and serves as the physical and virtual hub of learning for the College.


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Posted Oct 30, 2023