Library Instruction Assistant

Red Rocks Community College

Lakewood, Colorado

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 12th, 2024


$21.89 to $21.90 per Hour   Calculate


Denver, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

Summary of Position

Library Instruction Assistants provide research help, help with staff coverage, teach library instruction sessions, and work on special projects at RRCC’s Lakewood and Arvada campuses.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Teach library instruction to various disciplines on an ongoing basis.
  • Provide research help to RRCC students, faculty, and staff in-person, by telephone, email, videoconference (Zoom), and IM reference (LibAnswers).
  • Collaborate with Instruction Librarian to create curriculum materials, including research guides, student learning objective assessments, and/or instructional tutorials.
  • Support general library operations, including coordination of student workers and their daily assigned tasks.
  • Assist with other duties, events, outreach activities and special projects as assigned.


Required Qualifications:  Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution. Must be currently enrolled as a graduate student or have completed a Master's Degree in a library science program. Experience or interest in information literacy. Knowledge of major Microsoft Office software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:Coursework or professional experience with web-based applications (such as social media, cloud-based media storage, videoconferencing programs, and learning management systems). Coursework or professional experience in reference services. Coursework or professional experience in library instruction, including knowledge of library instruction assessment methods. Experience with video editing and production. Experience generating and editing social media content in a professional capacity. Interest in working in an academic or health sciences library. Membership in, or experience working with, diverse communities and supporting the success of individuals from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills. Dependable, punctual, effective communicator, responsible qualities. Demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and typically underrepresented groups.

Physical and Cognitive Demands: The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position:

  • Constantly uses a computer and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.
  • Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.
  • The person in this position constantly communicates with internal and external constituents and students. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Occasionally moves, positions, and transports classroom and office equipment and supplies weighing up to 10 lbs.

Notice to all Applicants

  • Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in their application material.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Red Rocks Community College participates in E-Verify.
  • Red Rocks Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
  • All RRCC employees, except student employees, contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their earnings and do not contribute to Social Security.
  • Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace.

RRCC/CCCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Red Rocks Community College and Colorado Community College System believes when all human qualities are regarded with dignity and respect and when everyone has access to the individualized support they need, all will have the opportunity to thrive. In all aspects of the employment process, decisions are made based on merit, competence, performance and business need without regard to sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, familial status, veteran or military status, pregnancy status, marital status, religion, genetic information, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Our Accommodations and Non-Discrimination policies, plus other helpful information, can be found publicly at

We also believe in going further. At RRCC we have a focus on equity and belonging. We strive to create a community in which everyone feels respected and valued for their unique talents and contributions, and where people from all backgrounds are able to achieve their goals. Red Rocks Community College acknowledges that inclusion and equity are multifaceted and complex concepts, and that our efforts in these areas will require innovation, intention, and an institutional commitment to these principles, across our entire college community.

Red Rocks Community College is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As we move toward full HSI status, we are focused on servingness and are committed to creating a learning environment where equity is expected and our Latinx students thrive.

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Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Weekly hours can range from 10 to 28, depending on the applicant's availability.

Additional Info & Requirements

Willing to work with applicants with a variety of different career goals within librarianship.


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