Current Employment Opportunities

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Why move to Columbia? Check out this great list of diverse resources, activities, etc. To apply for jobs with the MU Libraries, you must submit an application through campus Human Resources.

Librarian and Archivist Academic Job Openings

Technical Services Librarian – 21572

The University of Missouri Libraries seek qualified applicants for the position of Technical Services Librarian.  This position plans, develops, directs, and implements service functions such as cataloging, system maintenance, acquisitions, and serials.

The Technical Services Librarian will provide access to e-resources through descriptive metadata, subject headings, analysis and classification and will be responsible for the loading and maintenance of records into the catalog for all online packages and e-resources for both MU and the University of Missouri System.  He or she will work with the Serials unit to ensure all serials and e-resources are renewed or purchased in a timely manner, maintain the records in the Discovery Tool to ensure that the discovery tool and the online catalog are in sync and accurate, and other duties as assigned.  All librarians are expected to be professionally active and participate in campus service and activities.

This position will be hired at the rank of Librarian I or a Librarian II, according to the qualifications of the final candidate.

Minimum Qualifications:  A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required.  Knowledge of basic elements of bibliographic control; familiarity with III’s Sierra; experience with cataloging both copy and original; and the various acquisitions systems.   For the rank of Librarian II, three years of professional library experience is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience with record loads for a catalog. Strong service orientation. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong MS Office skills including expertise in Excel. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels, vendors, faculty, donors, and others. Ability to work with others in a collaborative team environment, with a participative management style. Initiative, flexibility, and the potential to excel in a rapidly changing environment.

Willingness and ability to gain broad insights into technical services processes in general. Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated involvement in professional organizations at a regional or national level.

Compensation:  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php/, Job ID 21572.  Only online applications will be accepted.  Preference for applications received by January 15, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility:  This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.


About 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 $2.2 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 18 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.  The fall 2015 student body includes Mizzou’s largest number of high-achieving students who scored a 30 or higher on the ACT, the state’s biggest international student enrollment and a record number of students from minority groups. MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $237 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 27 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and 62 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.

For more information on the University of Missouri and the Columbia area, please visit the following:


The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-882-5835.

EEO IS THE LAW

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Staff Job Openings

Library Information Assistant – 22128

The University Libraries have an immediate opening for a Library Information Assistant at the Circulation Reserve Desk in Ellis Library.  This position is responsible for opening the Circulation Reserve Desk and for helping to supervise student workers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Opening the Circulation Desk, including setting up the circulation computer terminals.
  • Check out books, journals, equipment and other circulating library material to patrons; and check in these when returned. Prepare MERLIN/MOBIUS items for return.  
  • Functional supervision of student workers.  May assist with training student workers.
  • Assist library users in person, phone and e-mail; refer questions as appropriate.  Support and interpret University Libraries’ policies and procedures to library patrons. 
  • Assist with borrowing card applications; issue cards as appropriate. 
  • Receive and clarify patron questions regarding their library account.
  • Processing incoming MERLIN/MOBIUS items; Search for missing, items claimed as returned and other problem searches.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Hiring Range:  $11.54/hour

Work Hours:  40 hours/wk; Monday to Friday 7:30am-4:30pm and some Saturday from 9am-6pm; occasional need to adjust schedule to assist with special projects or coverage needs.

Minimum Qualifications:  A high school diploma and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Work with minimal direct supervision and meet speed and accuracy goals as determined by the department.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Especially Word and Excel).  Must have good organizational skills. Ability to perform data entry tasks.
  • This position requires some physical stamina and involves moving materials and related physical actions part of the workday. Must be able to move fully loaded book trucks (at least 200 lbs.). Must be able to read call numbers on books located on shelves at ground level and up to nine feet in height and where lighting is diminished; ladders and footstools are available.

To Apply:  Please apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php with job ID 22128.  Include a cover letter and resume with the completed online application.  Applications will be accepted through 1/23/2017.

Benefit Eligibility:  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 Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.  

 


The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-882-5835.

EEO IS THE LAW

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links: