Employment Opportunities

Library Assistant

(Library Specialist I)

At J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, we are committed to the success of all students.  We believe all students will reach their full potential when we create conditions that allow it and it is our responsibility to do so. We are mindful that equitable outcomes are only achieved through intentional action that eliminates barriers to achievement. Successful candidates for positions, regardless of job duties, must embrace the responsibility to serve all students so that they may succeed and prosper.  The college is currently seeking Library Specialists for the Downtown, Parham Road, and Goochland Campuses.


TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  Part-time hourly position without state benefits. Wage employees are restricted to working approximately 29 hours per week or less, and no more than 1,500 hours annually. 


DUTIES: The Library Assistant staffs the circulation desk and assists customers with a variety of Library services such as using Canvas, Microsoft Office, printing, basic equipment troubleshooting, and general Library questions, The Library Assistant receives requests for and schedules group study rooms; shelves books, periodicals, and media items; and assists students in locating and retrieving books from shelves. This position will also maintain Library usage statistics; and assist with special projects and other Library duties as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Knowledge of the general support activities of library operations. Knowledge of library policies, procedures, and techniques. Working knowledge of library functions such as circulation, stacks maintenance, etc. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and use Microsoft Office applications. Demonstrated ability to assist patrons in locating information; and to make sound and practical decisions independently. Demonstrated ability to develop positive working relationships with and to communicate and work effectively with multi-cultural populations that support diversity, cultural understanding and inclusion High school graduate or equivalent. The selected candidate must be able to pass the college’s pre-employment security screening.


QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: Post-secondary coursework or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred. Some work experience in an educational or community college environment is preferred.


STARTING SALARY:  Starting hourly rate is $13.63 per hour.   

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; first reviews to begin July 23, 2021.

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CONTACT INFORMATION: Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator Email:

Reynolds is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who reflect the demographics of our students. We also believe in providing an ongoing investment in our faculty and staff to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our student population.  

Reynolds is one of the largest community colleges in Virginia and serves Virginia’s capital city and five nearby counties. Annually, our four campus sites serve approximately 13,000 credit students and provide training for 7,400 students through the Community College Workforce Alliance. Additional information is available at the College’s Website:


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J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification); color; disability; gender identity or expression; genetic information; military service; national origin; political affiliation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation; race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); religion; sex; sexual orientation; veterans status, or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. 


Reynolds Community College Office of Human Resources Parham Road Campus Workforce Development and Conference Center, Suite 121  1651 E. Parham Road Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 523-5249