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Job Overview

This position will provide education and outreach to the students, faculty, and staff of the Auraria Campus, which serves the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University Denver, and the Community College of Denver. Our Education and Outreach Student Assistants form the core of our public service model, and this is very much a hands-on position. Successful applicants can expect authentic experiences involving research help and library instruction, as well as other opportunities related to the day-to-day operations of a large academic library, such as collections and digitization projects.

Job Duties

  • Provide in-person and online research help to Auraria Library users.
  • Conduct library instruction sessions in a range of disciplines.
  • Develop in-class exercises and assessments that will help students advance their research abilities.
  • Create and edit online materials, including research guides and video tutorials.
  • Engage in campus outreach events to promote library resources, spaces, and services.
  • Receive professional support and guidance from Auraria Library faculty and staff to ensure success in this position.

Compensation: $17.92/hr.

Schedule: 20-25 hours per week, flexible Monday-Friday 8:00am-6:00pm. Some Saturdays will be required.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Screen will begin immediately.

Start Date: Positions are available beginning August 19, 2019.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a graduate level program.
  • Familiarity with academic library services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a Library and Information Science graduate program.
  • Experience with teaching, public speaking, or leading tours.
  • Interest in academic librarianship, especially instruction and/or research help services.

Application Instructions: To apply, email a copy of your fall 2019 course schedule and resume to

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors.  To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations on all prospective employees.

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  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    Stop by the Ask Us Desk for help. The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library.

  • Research Tutoring
    Research tutoring is for quick questions, tips, and strategies on finding and evaluating information resources.  Research Tutoring is located in the Knowledge Market on the first floor and is available Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

  • Research Consultations
    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment.  Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use Research Tutoring.  


For general library information, as well as for questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, call 303-315-7763.

For research help, call 303-315-7711, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).