Current Employment Opportunities


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Librarian and Archivist Academic Job Openings


The University of Missouri – Columbia is seeking qualified applicants for an Access Services Librarian.  Principal duties include: Serve as the librarian in charge of Access Services; provide direction, administration, and coordination of the work of staff and students; help to develop, implement, and execute policies, procedures, and initiatives relating to circulation, reserve, shelving, interlibrary loan pick up and delivery, and coordinate work with staff of two offsite depositories; administratively supervises library support staff.

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

Required Qualifications:  An ALA-accredited MLS is required along with demonstrated skills and abilities in the following areas:  communication, management, leadership, computerized library systems, and familiarity with access-related areas of an academic research library.  For the Librarian II level, three years of professional library experience is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in Circulation, Reserves or Interlibrary Loan.  Adaptability, flexibility, and an ability to interact with a wide variety of attitudes, temperaments, and personalities.  This position requires collaborative and cooperative behavior, creative thinking, productivity, and a continuous effort to improve skills and performance.

Compensation:  Salary starts at $45,000.  Salary commensurate with rank and experience.

Application Materials:  Apply online at with job ID 13461.  Please submit a cover letter, the names and contact information of three references, and a resume. Only online applications will be accepted.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

‚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. 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 Programmer Analyst to assist with digital preservation.  This position will focus on reports and analysis and Hathi Trust accessibility, including OCLC record comparisons, metadata setup, manipulating data in the online catalog interface, and software assistance needed for storage inventory programs.

This position works within the Library Technology Services (LTS) department and collaborates with other departments in the Library with a vested interest in the Hathi Trust, Islandora, MOSpace, and digital preservation.  This position also works with the Division of IT for storage and server hosting.  The successful candidate will need to be able to take input from multiple sources, analyze the information, and determine and apply the best solution.

Specific job duties include:

  • Develop applications needed to batch process, deaccession, and transfer location in individual item records
  • Create barcode lists for volume identification
  • Manipulate data in the online catalog interface to enable print and on-demand requests and to highlight digital access to discarded volumes that are available through the Hathi Trust

This is a one year, grant funded position. 

Hiring Range:  $39,600-58,000

Shift: This is a 40 hour/week position, with working hours primarily Monday – Friday between 7am and 6pm.

Minimum 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.  Working knowledge of or proven capability to quickly learn programming language(s), operating systems, a text editor, report generators, database management, direct access techniques, remote processing and virtual systems to be utilized / supported within the hiring operating unit.  Knowledge of: Electronic computer programming; electronic data processing equipment and its capabilities; principles and techniques of studying work processes for new or revised electronic computer applications; principles of designing methods of processing data; technical report writing; and application of algorithms and mathematical modeling and record selection.  Ability to: Write complex programs and develop detailed program specifications; analyze data and situations, reason logically and creatively, identify problems, draw valid conclusions, and develop effective solutions; apply creative thinking in the design and development of methods of processing data with electronic computers Knowledge of computer system analysis, design, testing, debugging and maintenance techniques and practices.  Ability to prepare and interpret structured and/or computerized diagramming techniques.

Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in computer science or other related fields.  At least one year of experience programming in an enterprise environment is preferred.

To Apply:  Please apply online at with Job ID 14068.  An application, resume, and cover letter are required.  Applications will be accepted through August 22, 2014.

Benefit EligibilityThis 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