Current Employment Opportunities

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Librarian and Archivist Academic Job Openings

Head, Instructional Services – 22209

The University of Missouri Libraries (Columbia, MO) seek an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused Head of Instructional Services.  The successful candidate will work closely with librarians, campus partners, and classroom faculty to provide students with opportunities to attain information literacy skills necessary for academic success and life-long learning and in support of our campus Core Learning Objectives.  The Libraries recognize that support for online learning is increasingly important to our campus.  The ideal candidate will help us build capacity to support online learners.  We are seeking someone who will initiate ongoing dialogue within the libraries and with campus partners about how to effectively integrate information literacy concepts into the curriculum.  We seek candidates whose research, teaching and/or service will reflect a strong commitment to the Libraries’ and the University’s mission, vision, and values, including diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and support for library initiatives to integrate information literacy into the curriculum
  • Seek opportunities to collaborate and form partnerships with campus programs and initiatives that support teaching and student learning
  • Work with colleagues to design instruction and develop learning materials in support of information literacy concepts as defined by ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy
  • Deliver effective instructional sessions
  • Conduct needs assessments, assess instructional outcomes and report on the impact of the Libraries’ instructional initiatives
  • Support teaching librarians by initiating professional development opportunities
  • Supervise one or more librarians
  • Serve as an ex officio member of the University Libraries’ Instruction Committee
  • Contribute to general reference services in Ellis Library
  • May serve one or more academic programs as a subject librarian
  • Participate in library and campus committees
  • All librarians are expected to be professionally engaged

The University of Missouri Libraries has a robust instructional outreach program that includes close engagement with the campus English 1000 composition course, the Student Success Center, the Campus Writing program, and a subject liaison program focused on discipline-specific research skills.  The Libraries also offer a variety of workshops both in person and online.  The Head of Instructional Services will join a team of Department Heads in the Research & Information Services Division that share responsibility for user outreach.  The position will work particularly closely with the Instruction Committee, the Head of User Engagement, the Head of Research Services, and the E-Learning Librarian.  The Instruction Committee includes representation from across the Libraries.  The Head of Instructional Services reports to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services.

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited program or its equivalent
  • Minimum three years post-MLS experience, with at least two years teaching experience in libraries or higher education
  • Committed to supporting the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion  
  • Understanding of information needs and information-seeking habits of undergraduates
  • Experience using web applications and technologies in the delivery of library instruction
  • Evidence of successful program development and assessment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute positively to a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience in a library or higher education setting
  • Experience with innovative educational/instructional technologies and design
  • Evidence of professional engagement related to information literacy and instruction in libraries
  • Graduate of ACRL’s Information Literacy Immersion Program

Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply:  Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php with Job ID 22209.  A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV are required.  Preference for applications received by February 24, 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

 

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

Business Support Specialist II – 22364

The University Libraries have an immediate opening for a Business Support Specialist II to act as a team lead for the ACTS Fiscal Team.  This team is comprised of the ACTS Accounting staff and other fiscal staff in the ACTS division.  This team is responsible for the accounting process in ACTS, which expends the Libraries’ collection budget and other gift monies.

Specific duties include:

  • Responsible for the accounting process for the ACTS division and act as a team lead for the Fiscal Team.  This includes processing invoices, vouchers, credit card receipts, and correcting entries, and fully utilizing the feeder system.
  • Manage accounts for all vendors.  This includes processing invoices and credits, reconciling vendor statements, ensuring compliance with negotiated account terms, and working with vendors to resolve problems.
  • Maintain vendor files and track fund changes in MERLIN and PeopleSoft.   This includes creating new vendors in MERLIN, creating or maintaining vendors in PeopleSoft, and tracking endowment and investment income changes in PeopleSoft.
  • Compile and distribute financial reports for use by supervisor, Selectors, Collection Services, the Collection Steering Committee, and the Director of Libraries.
  • Generate statistical reports and update budget model on an annual or as-needed basis.
  • Balance the Library acquisitions account and all appropriate gift fund accounts on a quarterly basis.
  • Serve as ACTS division coordinator for Perceptive Content.  Coordinate efforts between ACTS and the various departments to ensure smooth workflow and appropriate records management.  Update procedures and train appropriate ACTS staff to implement any changes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary:  $15.29-$17.00 per hour

Shift:  Monday – Friday, 8-5 or as decided with supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:  An Associate’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related.  Two to three years experience in accounting operations and knowledge of college and university fund accounting is necessary.
  • Knowledge of library acquisitions procedures or previous library experience preferred.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft and with Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel is preferred.
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferred.

To Apply:  Please apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php with Job ID 22364.  Please include a resume and cover letter in addition to the online application.  Applications will be accepted through 2/20/2017.

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.

 

Library Information Assistant (part time) – 22242

The University Libraries have an immediate opening for a Library Information Assistant to work at the Libraries Depositories (UMLD).  Working in cooperation with the Depository Supervisor, the Library Information Assistant will fill patron requests and process items into storage.

Specific duties include:

  • Process items going into storage.  Sort new items by size, assemble and pack trays, make barcodes for each new item and enter new barcode number into each item record.  Promote a safe work environment by performing effective access control, admitting only assigned employees, and official guests to the facility.
  • Prepare patron requests for retrieval and retrieve items from the stacks using the appropriate equipment.  Prepare items for return to MU campus and courier, check in returned material, reshelve returned materiel, copy requested journal articles and send articles to borrowing libraries.  Communicate with UM system interlibrary loan departments to resolve borrowing problems.
  • Help load and unload delivery van.
  • Help enter statistical information. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary:  11.54 per hour

Shift:  Part time, 20-30 hours per week.

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

  • Must have a valid Missouri Driver's license and be able to operate a van.
  • Must be able to lift fully loaded Roughneck Totes (est. 50 pounds), push fully loaded book trucks (est. 200 pounds), stand and walk for long periods of time, bend, stoop, stand on ladders, read labels and barcodes in a dimly lighted area, drive the mechanical order picker, operate a telephone, operate a FAX machine.
  • Must be able to use a Raymond Orderpicker to retrieve books up to a height of thirty feet. 
  • Must be able to work in a temperature and humidity controlled environment (55 degrees F, 50% RH). Must be able to spend at least six hours per day at a computer with regular breaks provided. Must have typing proficiency.

To Apply:  Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php with Job ID 22242.

Benefit Eligibility:  This position is not eligible for University benefits.  Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b).  For information about this plan, 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: