Employment Opportunities

Reference Librarian

(Library Specialist III)

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 seeking applicants for the position of Reference Librarian, positions are available at both the Parham Road Campus and the Downtown Campus.


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 Reference Librarian position provides daytime, evening, and weekend reference and research services and participates in the information literacy program for in-person and virtual students through collaboration with faculty. These positions provide in-person, email, and virtual reference services and perform related services through the effective use of print materials, the internet and digital databases for students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Reference Librarian will also participate in collection development for online and print materials, will provide back-up to circulation desk, and other duties as needed by the department.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Working knowledge of and experience in providing in-person, email, and virtual reference services and assisting a diversified user group in using both print and electronic library resources. Working knowledge of the evaluation and recommendation of books, periodicals and electronic databases for selection or de-selection. Demonstrated ability to provide information literacy instruction to both in-person and online students. Ability to provide effective reference services and information literacy instruction in both an in-person and virtual setting, ability to complete projects as assigned and ability to communicate and work as a team member. 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. Master’s degree in Information and Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  Selected candidate must be able to pass the college’s pre-employment security screening.


QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: Current and progressive experience working in an educational setting is preferred.


STARTING SALARY: Maximum starting hourly rate: $26.88 per hour based on experience.  

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