Library Assistant - Evenings (Part-time)

Kirkwood Community College


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



Under limited supervision, the library assistant will assist users, staff the circulation desk, and maintain the environment conducive to study. This individual must have knowledge of library terminology/procedures, make minor decisions, work cooperatively with other library personnel, and may supervise student workers. This position will work Monday-Thursday evenings and will be responsible for securing and closing the library. Occasional or regular weekend shifts may also be part of the duties for this position



  • 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. 


  • Assist patrons in locating and using resources and services.    
  • Assists patrons in using printers, photocopiers, scanners, software and hardware.
  • Provide friendly directional and informational help.
  • Help supervise student workers at the circulation desk.
  • Maintain shelf order of library collections.
  • Assist in the inventory of equipment and materials.
  • Provide evening circulation services to patrons.
  • Maintain an environment that is clean, welcoming, and conducive to study.
  • Secure and close library.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance at work.
  • 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 prioritize.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. 
  • Working knowledge of library terminology and procedures.
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.    
  • 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, 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: or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:


Job Benefits:

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Job ID: 90683

Posted 13 days ago

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