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Library Associate (Part-time)

Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA

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


The Library Associate will provide general assistance to patrons in the Library while working at the service desk. Responsibilities include: checking items in and out; assisting students, faculty, and staff in the use of computer hardware and software; troubleshooting printing, copying, and other technical issues; and assisting in maintaining the physical collection. Daytime hours. The Library opens on weekdays at 7:30am; the ideal candidate would be able to start work at 7:30am some days.



  • Checking in and out Library materials
  • Assisting students, faculty, and staff in the use of computer hardware and software
  • Troubleshooting printing, copying and other technical issues on public computers and equipment
  • Troubleshooting A/V issues in classrooms
  • Inventory, maintenance, and cleaning of Library materials, campus computers, and classroom equipment
  • Assisting patrons with reserve materials
  • Moving heavy carts from Library to classrooms
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned

  • Must have excellent human relation, communications, and problem solving skills. Must have the ability to get along with diverse personalities.
  • Ability to provide service in a courteous, prompt and efficient manner.
  • Use independent judgment to accommodate the needs of College students, faculty, and staff, either by determining proper action or by referring the problem to other appropriate College staff.
  • Possess strong computer skills.
  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with co-workers, staff, administrators, and the general public.
  • 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 constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing; Viewing computer screens and other types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping, kneeling. Occasional (10-33%) stooping, crouching, lifting up to 40 pounds. May potentially be subject to hazardous chemicals (e.g. cleaning solvents, toner and print cartridges).


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Strong working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office and Windows OS.

    Experience in a library or similar customer service settingAssociate of Arts degree or some college coursework


    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, marital status or veteran 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].


    Working at Kirkwood Community College 

    Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is a globally recognized leader in higher education where learner success has always been a focal point. For more than 50 years, Kirkwood faculty and staff have cultivated a welcoming and motivating environment that meets students where they are, and helps them get exactly where they want to be. With one of the lowest tuition in the state, more than 130 programs to choose from, flexible class offerings, and convenient locations across seven counties in Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood makes higher education more accessible for people in all walks of life. Through affordable, innovative educational training and many impactful community partnerships, Kirkwood hopes to continue strengthening the regional workforce for years to come.

    As one of Cedar Rapids' top employers, Kirkwood strives to reward employees with a generous benefits package and perks, including:

    • Professional development opportunities
    • Free use of the Kirkwood Recreation Center
    • On campus retail discounts at places like our bookstore, Eagle Tech, cafeteria and hotel (yes, we have a hotel too!)
    • Free admission to performing arts and athletic events
    • Computer and software purchasing program through Eagle Tech, our Apple-authorized campus store
    • Employee tuition discounts and half-price tuition for family members
    • Generous leave policies that provide a work-life balance
    • Choice of retirement programs and unheard-of employer contribution
    • Competitive Total Rewards packages
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