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The Community College of RI

Newport Campus

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$25.00 per Hour   Calculate


Newport, RI





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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

Job Description

Job Summary

The Community College of RI is currently seeking part-time, reference librarians to provide library services to students during the evenings and weekends. Under the supervision of the head of reference, part-time librarians will provide reference and instruction services as requested, and will participate in the development and management of resources used to support these activities. Work schedule will be primarily evenings, but there may be occasional opportunities for day and weekend coverage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting patrons at the reference desk.
  • Instructing library patrons in the use of the online catalog, periodical databases, other library resources, and the Internet.
  • Answering phone/on-line chat reference questions.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the reference collection and on-line services.
  • Plan and conduct library instruction sessions as needed.
  • Assisting patrons at the circulation desk with checking in and out materials and activating library cards.

Minimum Requirements

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program required.
  • Professional library reference experience required.
  • Experience with web-based resources and electronic databases required.


  • Experience in library instruction preferred.
  • Experience with OCLC WMS preferred.
  • Academic library experience preferred.

The Community

The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

At CCRI, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community. We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff members who reflect the demographics of our state and our increasingly diverse student population.

We believe that our diversity is our strength. We celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We are OneCCRI, working together to prepare learners to achieve their highest potential.

To learn about what employees value at CCRI and what it means to work here, please read about our Guiding Principles and watch videos of our employees doing what they do best: https://www.ccri.edu/equity/culture/guidingprinciples.html


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Some roles will require finalists to provide official college transcripts.

CCRI is committed to ensuring the full participation of all applicants throughout the recruitment process. If you should require an accommodation during the application process, please notify the Department of Institutional Equity and Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting by calling (401) 825-2311 or emailing hiring@ccri.edu.

Posted Feb 5, 2024