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Librarian and Archivist Academic Job Openings

There are no Librarian or Archivist positions available at the MU Libraries at this time.

‚ÄčAbout Mizzou:  The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, MO, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities.  The MU Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.

The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools.  Many departments also work closely with the University Extension program to bring the benefits of research to Missouri citizens.  The University of Missouri has a statewide network of 10 research parks and business incubators, each designed to help faculty, entrepreneurs and businesses collaborate to move innovative research to the marketplace, and the Mizzou Advantage program encourages innovative interdisciplinary collaboration.

Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. Between fall 2002 and fall 2013, Hispanic enrollment grew 160 percent and African American enrollment 81 percent.  MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research.  The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities.  Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and sixty-five percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri's public universities.

Located in central Missouri with easy access to St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia, MO is consistently ranked one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life.

Staff Job Openings

The MU Libraries has an immediate opening for a User Support Analyst in Library Technology Services.  As a member of the Help Desk, this position will provide excellent customer service, maintain central point of contact for MU Libraries staff to report problems, and ensure that all issues are resolved in a timely manner.

Specific duties include:

  • Provide first-level desktop support to staff of MU Libraries.  This may include installation, configuration, and trouble-shooting of hardware, standard software applications, and specialized software applications designed for library use.  Work assignments can include setup of new equipment, installation of software upgrades, routine and preventive maintenance, consultation with end users to determine scope and nature of problems and proposing solutions. 
  • Provide first-level applications support for MU Libraries staff.  Work assignments can include one-on-one consultation with users to maximize their productive use of standard and specialized software applications, recommendation of training materials and opportunities, and occasional in-house training sessions for small groups of library staff
  • Order computer software, computer parts and components, and required equipment.
  • Maintain an inventory of computer equipment and peripherals, computer and user groups, and user accounts maintained by the Libraries. Produce reports from this data, as needed. Notify users of major system interruptions and provide users with information related to system changes. Monitor and maintain licensed software and ensure compliance with vendor product agreements.
  • Maintain and distribute software documentation, reference manuals, and training guides. Collect and assist with the maintenance of documentation for supported systems and ensure information is cataloged as part of the Help Desk reference library. Provide individual instruction on applications, network.
  • Perform related tasks as assigned.

Salary:  11.30-20.82.

Qualifications:  In appraising the relative qualifications of candidates for all levels, consideration will be given to the extent and type of experience with various information technology functions and to the extent and type of pertinent education and formal training.

To Apply:  Apply online at with Job ID 14703.  An application and resume are required.  Applications will be accepted though 10/26/2014.