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Librarian and Archivist Academic Job Openings

The University of Missouri has an immediate opening for an Information Services Librarian within the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library.  Principal duties include: providing reference services, literature searching, user education, and personal file management consultation at the Health Sciences Library;   coordinating and scheduling information desk and virtual reference services; training and supervision of Graduate Library Assistants; serving as liaison to the hospital, providing leadership on library participation in local health care quality improvement initiatives; and coordinating the practicum program for the library.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters' degree from an ALA accredited program, including coursework in health sciences librarianship or experience in a health sciences library.
  • Commitment to outstanding customer service. Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a marked ability to communicate with many diverse groups of people. Ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in searching Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus; experience with EndNote &/or other personal file management programs.
  • Library service desk experience.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience or training in quality improvement tools.
  • Experience/familiarity with principles of evidence-based health care.
  • Training or experience in creating LibGuides. 

This position will be hired at a rank of Librarian I or Librarian II.  All entry-level librarians must qualify for promotion from Librarian I to Librarian II by the 5th anniversary of their start date.  Please refer to pages 12-16 of the MU Libraries’ academic Governance Document for additional information

Compensation:  Annual beginning salary of $45,000.

Benefits:  This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Total Rewards website at

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references at ID 15830.  Only online applications will be accepted.  Preference for applications received by April 10, 2015.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About the library and the health system:  The J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library serves the University of Missouri Health System, a comprehensive academic health center that includes MU School of Medicine, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, MU School of Health Professions, and MU Health Care, with a workforce of over 8000 people.  

MU Health Care consistently receives recognition as a leader in providing high-quality health care services. In 2014, MU Health Care was ranked among the top hospitals in the state by U.S. News and World Report, and eight adult specialties were recognized as “high performing”.

The Health Sciences Library is one of 7 regional libraries in the Midcontinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. It is part of a campus library system known collectively as MU Libraries. The MU Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.

For more information on the Health Sciences Library and MU Health Care, please visit the following:

‚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 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.

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Staff Job Openings

There are no staff positions posted at the MU Libraries at this time.  

Library Specialist, Job Opening 15711:  This position is no longer accepting applications.