Current Employment Opportunities

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

To apply for jobs with the MU Libraries, you must submit an application through campus Human Resource Services.

Librarian and Archivist Academic Job Openings

Engineering Librarian – 22811

The University of Missouri Libraries (Columbia, MO) seeks a Librarian to lead the Engineering Library & Technology Commons.  The successful candidate will engage with faculty, students, and staff of the College of Engineering to provide integrated information support for the mission and programs of the College; and plan and direct the activities of the Engineering Library & Technology Commons.  He or she will provide reference service, develop the technology commons, create and implement instruction programs, work with collaborative project groups, select materials for the library collection, and engage with users.  The Engineering Librarian will also provide leadership and coordination for data management activities of the University Libraries. We seek candidates whose work will reflect a strong commitment to the Libraries’ and the University’s mission, vision, and values, including diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Engage with engineering faculty and administrators, visiting engineering professionals and others regarding engineering information and technology resources. Support College of Engineering grant applications. Further the engagement of students and faculty with Engineering Library services and resources through outreach activities. Design services based on needs and strategic priorities of the College of Engineering, the University Libraries, and the University of Missouri.
  • Plan and direct operations of the Engineering Library & Technology Commons.  Hire, train and supervise staff. Establish and meet performance and service standards for the Engineering Library. Develop Technology Commons.
  • Provide premier reference and instruction services to Engineering Library users. Prepare and conduct formal presentations to increase student and faculty understanding of the information landscape and resources. Develop online training tools as appropriate.
  • Create, update, and promote use of the Engineering Library & Technology Commons web sites to provide user access to resources and services. Create ready access to internet-based engineering and data-management resources.
  • Work cooperatively with the University Libraries, Dean of Engineering, and appropriate information technology professionals to maintain current technology in the Engineering Library & Technology Commons that supports the learning experiences of the students enrolled in Engineering courses.
  • Select library materials in engineering and computer science to support the mission of the college. Review usage data; revise collection development practices as needed. Manage and maintain collections through weeding and transfers to remote storage facilities.
  • Provide instruction for researchers on best practices for data management. Design LibGuides, instructional materials, and tutorials to advance self-directed learning experiences.
  • Chair the University Libraries Data Management Education Working Group. Coordinate efforts to advance data management strategies for the research community supported by the University Libraries. This group develops opportunities for researchers to consult with librarians about data management, reuse, planning, preservation, and accessibility. Work cooperatively with other librarians to assist faculty with data management planning, data documentation, research data best practices, and data submission into appropriate depositories.
  • May assume additional responsibilities related to the small, science-related departmental libraries on campus.

Librarians are expected to promote the University mission through professional activities and service on Libraries, College of Engineering, and University of Missouri committees and working groups, and to engage with appropriate professional organizations. There are opportunities to participate in Campus service and activities.

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

Required Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in a library or similar environment with responsibilities encompassing reference, instruction, computer technology, and public service.
  • Ability to articulate a vision for the engineering library and data management services.
  • Strong supervisory skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong presentation and instructional skills.
  • Evident service orientation and ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the issues and technical challenges related to research data management.
  • Creativity and initiative.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of the University of Missouri, including diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in STEM field, engineering or science discipline. Additional advanced subject degree.
  • Graduate of ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program. Participation in research data educational offerings.
  • Supervisory experience. Expertise in the use of accepted data management tools. Experience in an engineering-related setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish collaborative working relationships with faculty, IT professionals, and campus research officials.

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 22811.  A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV are required.  Preference for applications received by May 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.


Assistant or Associate Director for Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books (SCARaB) – 22743

The University of Missouri Libraries (Columbia, MO) seek an Assistant or Associate Director for Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books (SCARaB).  The successful candidate will provide leadership for the SCARaB Division, which is responsible for selecting, preserving, and making accessible materials of the Libraries’ special and rare book collections.  These collections house rare and unique materials that span over four thousand years, and vary from a tiny Charlotte Bronte manuscript to the Lanford Wilson papers to the Comic Arts Collections and dime novels.   The Assistant/Associate Director is also responsible for supervising the University Archivist in the selecting, accessioning, and control of the official records of MU and the UM System’s central administration; and supervising the organization and preservation of manuscript collections and organizational records that document the history of the University of Missouri and its various activities and communities. We seek candidates whose work will reflect a strong commitment to the Libraries’ and the University’s mission, vision, and values, including diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities:

Leadership:  The Assistant/Associate Director works with library managers and supervisors to establish goals and objectives and to set priorities, and also has responsibility for the overall planning, resource allocation, and administration of the SCARaB Division.  He or she is a member of the Libraries’ management team and participates in establishing library-wide policy, serves on committees, and supports fundraising and development activities.  He or she evaluates personnel, analyzes costs and efficiency of operations, and coordinates projects with other divisions.  The position actively encourages and supports professional development and training of librarians, archivists, and staff.

Collection Development:  The Assistant/Associate Director is responsible for supervising the ongoing development of collections in the areas of manuscripts, rare books, university archives, and other special collections through donations, purchases, and records management.  The incumbent proactively cultivates relationships with donors and seeks out gifts, grants, and other external support for the Division in cooperation with the Libraries’ Development Officer.  In particular, the position pursues donations of materials that correspond to the Division’s collection development policies.

Digital Projects:  The Assistant/Associate Director supervises the Digital Services unit and develops strategies and priorities for digitizing the historical and rare holdings of the Libraries and University Archives.  He or she works with service providers and granting agencies to facilitate integrated access to library collections and information resources and to increase capacity for in-house digital projects.

Public Services:  Experience in planning student engagement with special collections and rare material along with a commitment to working collaboratively with the whole library system is essential.  The incumbent must be committed to promoting and enhancing instruction and research services. 

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

Required Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent.
  • Strong knowledge of book history, archival administration, and current and emerging trends in archives and special collections, including collection development for rare books, archives, and special collections, records management principles, and digital preservation.
  • Demonstrated experience in digital projects.
  • At least six years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian working with rare books and special collections, with two years supervisory experience. 
  • Knowledge of techniques for book preservation and conservation.
  • Experience with successful grants and/or donor relationships.
  • Excellent supervisory and public speaking skills.  Ability to advocate for SCARaB with peers, donors, faculty, and university administrators.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional advanced degree in literature or history.
  • Knowledge and experience supervising metadata creation and Hathi trust uploading; experience in digital humanities.
  • Language skills in French, German, Latin or  other non-English languages.
  • Experience in an ARL or other large research library.
  • Experience working with library donors and large gifts.
  • Demonstrated professional activity and leadership in the profession.
  • Experience with building projects.

Salary:  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 22743.  A cover letter, contact information for three references, and a CV are required.  Preference for applications received by June 10, 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 a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  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.

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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.

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Staff Job Openings

Library Specialist – Digital Services (part time) – 24241

The Univerisity Libraries have an immediate opening for a part time Library Specialist in Digital Services.  This position supports the University Libraries’ goal to add digital copies of University Libraries material to the HathiTrust (https://www.hathitrust.org/) and entails tracking progress, processing files, quality control, and enhancing access to the resources.

Regular duties include:

  • Process materials for submission to the HatiTrust.
    • Identifies matching bibliographic records in MERLIN or WorldCat.
    • Performs batch processing of bibliographic records to meet HathiTrust standards.
    • Reviews digital images of material to ensure quality and complete scanning of items. Re-edits or scans images, as needed, to meet quality standards.
    • Runs digital images through the MU HathiTrust script.
    • Verifies that items have been added to the HathiTrust.
    • Resolves errors.
  • Enhance access to items added to the HathiTrust.
    • Add HathiTrust URLs and other digital information to existing MERLIN and WorldCat records.
    • Create/derive records for HathiTrust items when no record for the online version exists.
    • Create local collections for MU materials in the HathiTrust.
    • Maintain a list of items added for public announcements.
  • Miscellaneous Duties and Projects
    • Provide monthly statistical and activity reports.
    • Prioritize, organize and manage workload in consultation with supervisor.
    • Contribute to writing and updating procedures.
    • Time permitting, contribute to other Digital Services projects.

Salary: $ 13.27/hour.

Shift:  15 hours/week; Monday – Friday between 8am – 5pm.  

Minimum Qualifications: A high school diploma and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of work in a library.
  • The ability to type.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software, Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of the MARC bibliographic record format.
  • Experience writing procedures and reports.
  • Experience managing projects.

To Apply:  Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php with job opening 24241.  Please include a resume and cover letter with your online application.

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.


Library Specialist – Government Information and Ellis Library ILL Borrowing (internal only) – 24238

The University Libraries have an immediate opening for a Library Specialist to work in the Government Information and Ellis Library Interlibrary Loan Borrowing units. The person in this position will assist in the proper handling of Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) materials in accordance with legal requirements and will also be responsible for receiving and sending borrowing requests and receiving loaned materials for MU faculty, staff, and students.

Regular duties include:

  • Government Information Department
    • Using a combination of computer resources, card files and manual shelf searches, verify the presence or absence of documents in MU Libraries collections, including FDLP collections housed in library branches and offsite storage
    • Select documents from other libraries’ offer lists to fill gaps in MU Libraries’ collection
    • Maintain excellent internal communications with other library departments to ensure optimal document processing and call number assignment
    • Troubleshoot issues that limit discoverability and access to government information in MU Libraries’ collection
    • Type lists of MU Libraries’ document offers for other FDLP libraries, announce offers, fill claims and pack materials for transport
    • Manage the statewide FDLP documents exchange list website
    • Reduce unnecessary duplication within the MU Libraries documents collection
    • Keep the stacks and documents office well-maintained and orderly for efficient use and function
    • Assist in the supervision of student assistants, as needed
    • Assist with events and marketing efforts, as needed
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • Interlibrary Loan – Borrowing Unit
    • Assist in preparing books for patron use and return.
    • Search and send out book requests using the ILLiad System and OCLC Interlibrary Loan Subsystem. Help co-workers as the need arises.
    • Provide assistance to patrons in person, phone, and email.
    • Communicate with patrons and colleagues in person, phone, and email regarding interlibrary loan requests, policies, and procedures.
    • Request dissertations from UMI ProQuest Dissertation Express and check in items received.
    • Assist in article requests in the absence of co-worker.
    • Assist in compiling ILL statistics for Department Head and Division Head.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Salary: 13.27 per hour

Shift: 40 hours per week, Monday- Friday 8am-5pm. Time will be split between the Government Information unit and the Interlibrary Loan – Borrowing unit.

Minimum Qualifications: A high school diploma and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work experience with the Superintendent of Documents classification system is required.
  • The ability to use a keyboard, to read small lettering in sometimes dimly lit conditions, to tolerate dust, to climb ladders and stoop to retrieve materials from any level of library shelving is necessary.
  • We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Six months of library work experience. Directly related education or training may be substituted for experience.
  • Detail oriented; ability to use judgment to make quick decisions; excellent time management; and prioritizing skills.
  • Self-motivated and dependable.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and meet speed and accuracy goals as determined by department.
  • Great computer use knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and the Internet. Familiarity with scanner, photocopier and fax machine

To Apply:  Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php with job opening 24238.  Please include a resume and cover letter with your online application.  This position is open to current University employees only.

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.  


Sr. Library Specialist – Digital Services – 24069

The Libraries have an immediate opening for a Sr. Library Specialist in our Digital Services unit.  The primary responsibilities of this position are to oversee digitization work and to create and enhance metadata to enhance access to online resources in the local digital repositories of the University Libraries.  Includes supervising students performing digitization and image editing, managing digitization projects, and creating and updating bibliographic records in MOspace, the MU Digital Library, WorldCat, and MERLIN.  Functions independently, receiving general guidance and periodic reviews.

Regular Duties Include:

  • Digitization work:  Oversee digitization lab activities, including supervising student workers and overseeing digitization work (scanning, image editing, and uploading).  Oversee file conversion and exchange, ensuring files are converted according to project specifications.  Create and manage collection and item level records in the Digital Library.  Perform digitization work.  Follow department standards and best practices.
  • Metadata creation and updating:  Create records for MOspace and the MU Digital Library. Enhance current records to improve access.  Evaluate, upgrade, create, and enhance WorldCat bibliographic records following national, local, and consortial standards for bibliographic description, metadata coding, classification, subject analysis, and authority practices.  Create original authority records for personal and corporate names, following national and local standards.
  • MOspace Institutional Repository work:  Provide backup for MOspace work, including adding documents and tracking projects.

Other Duties and Projects Include: 

  • Provides monthly statistical and activity reports within seven days following the end of the month.
  • Provides reports on activities related to committee work, continuing education, and work-related activities.
  • Prioritizes, organizes, and manages workload.
  • Follows established, standard guidelines to accomplish tasks and to solve problems.
  • Contributes to the libraries’ overall mission of service by establishing and maintaining excellent relations with MU Libraries users and staff.
  • Contributes to the libraries overall mission of service by participating in committee work, forums, etc.
  • Keeps current on work-related matters by reading, attending training, etc.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Salary: $15.29 per hour

Shift: Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, or as discussed with supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using Photoshop to edit digital images.
  • Experience with metadata standards such as RDA, Dublin Core, MODS, and MARC.
  • Experience with metadata editing and inputting tools such as MarcEdit and OCLC Connexion.
  • Experience managing projects.
  • Supervisory experience.

To Apply:  Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php with job opening 24069.  Please include a resume and cover letter with your online application.

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: