CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Librarian and Archivist Academic Job Openings
The University of Missouri Libraries seek qualified applicants for the position of Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director for Access, Collections and Technical Services, the position leads the Acquisitions and Collection Development Department serving the Libraries and their users.
About the Position: The Acquisitions and Collection Development Librarian serves as head of acquisitions and collection development activity for the campus libraries. He or she will supervise licensing, vendor relations and ordering for electronic resources, serials, and other materials, and have oversight responsibility for accounting and budget allocation for the $7M materials budget, including analysis, statistical reports and financial reports related to online and print acquisitions. He or she directly or indirectly supervises 8-10 staff members. Duties will include coordination with subject librarians and other selectors on selection matters, coordination with the technical services areas of the Health Science and Law Libraries, liaison with interlibrary borrowing and lending units, cooperation with the University of Missouri System Procurement Office, and representing the campus libraries in acquisitions and collections meetings of local, state and regional groups. All librarians are expected to be professionally active and participate in campus service and activities.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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- Masters degree from an American Library Association accredited program
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as a member of a team
- Demonstrated supervisory expertise and success promoting teamwork, with the ability to foster collaborative relationships and provide creative and dynamic leadership
- Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skill
- Knowledge and experience in collection development principles and process
- Library experience including knowledge of integrated library systems
- Experience with fiscal management principles and advanced skill in Excel
- Knowledge of the domestic and foreign book and serials trade
- Demonstrated participation in professional activity, such as presentations, publications, or other professional development that will enhance the candidates’ value to the MU Libraries, the university, and the profession of librarianship, or the scholarly community.
- Second master’s degree
- Experience with a variety of library systems including Innovative Interfaces and Serials Solutions products
- Experience with vendor negotiations and electronic products licensing
- Experience in library technical services
- Experience with gifts processing and library development
- Experience in working with library consortia
Application Process: To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php. Only online applications will be accepted. First review of applications October 15, 2013. Applications accepted until the position is filled. MU Libraries' Administrative Offices 104 Ellis Library University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, MO 65201-5149 Phone: (573) 882-4701 FAX: (573) 882-8044
Staff Job Openings
The MU Libraries have an immediate opening for a Library Information Specialist I in Serials Acquisitions. This position performs multiple duties related to Serials Acquisitions including claiming, ordering, problem solving and invoicing and processing serial mail via Merlin with primary responsibilities for checking in serials and periodicals. This includes, but is not limited to periodicals, annuals, standing order volumes, and monographic sets.
Specific job duties include:
- Perform multiple duties related to Serials Acquisitions including claiming, EDI claiming, problem solving and invoicing.
- Process serials mail through serials check-in module in Merlin, including US federal documents and UN documents
- Locate appropriate check-in record and check-in item by volume, issue, date received.
- Distribute items to appropriate destinations
- Check invoices and shipments for accuracy and forward invoices for payment
- Identify title changes, publication-pattern changes, supplements, special issues, “can’t finds” and missing issues, etc. and forward or adjust records appropriately.
- Provide information and/or assistance to Library staff as necessary.
- Process non-serials (periodical) claims. These are claims which cannot be handled via the routine MERLIN claim process and need to be initiated or followed up with email, telephone or regular mail.
- Place orders for serials replacements and backfiles.
- Assist with subscription renewal and changes, including processing of bulk renewals and large electronic serials collections.
- Assist with proofing of serial invoices, credit memos and statements.
- Consult with library selectors about changes in serials orders and price increases.
- Resolve questions related to the receipt of duplicate issues and volumes.
- Maintain active gift list
Minimum Qualifications: A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. Two years responsible office experience or related education or training beyond high school. The ability to type may be necessary depending upon the position available.
Application Process: To apply, please submit an application and resume at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php. Job ID 12016.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted through December 18, 2013.