Library Assistant

Cedar Rapids, IA
Jan 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.

This position is primarily daytime Monday-Friday with one evening shift a week that ends at 9:30pm.


Under limited supervision, the library assistant will assist users, staff the circulation desk, and maintain the order of library collections. This individual must have knowledge of library terminology/procedures, make minor decisions, work cooperatively with other library personnel, and may supervise student workers. Regular hours would include one evening shift per week.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.

  • Provide assistance to patrons in locating and using materials and equipment.
  • Provide friendly directional and informational help to library users.
  • May supervise student workers at the circulation desk.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain shelf order of library collections.
  • Assist in the inventory of equipment and materials.

  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
  • Ability to meet and deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and all members of the community.
  • Cooperate as a team member with the library staff in performing duties essential to the achievement of efficient library operations.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, ability to get along with diverse personalities. Must be tactful and mature.
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately in an atmosphere of frequent interruption. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Working knowledge of library terminology and procedures. Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
  • The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


    Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


    High school diploma or equivalent required. Two years of relevant experience and /or post-high school training equivalent to two years of full-time experience OR an appropriate Associate degree. Must have at least one-year experience using word processing or microcomputer equipment. Must be able to work one evening per week.


    Work experience in a library setting.


    Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family or marital status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: [email protected].