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

Missouri Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – 24337

The University of Missouri Libraries have an immediate opening for the Missouri Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine . Reporting jointly to the Director of the Health Sciences Library and the Associate Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region at the University of Utah, the Missouri Coordinator will plan and implement the programs of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – MidContinental Region (NNLM-MCR) in the State of Missouri. As a partner library , the University of Missouri Health Sciences Library participates in working towards the mutual goals of the NLM and the NNLM related to meeting health information needs of health professionals and their patients

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and implement the programs of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Midcontinental Region (NNLM-MCR) in the state of Missouri. Promote health information resources to prospective users throughout the state of Missouri. Work with state and local health services agencies and with health librarians throughout the state of Missouri.
  • Work closely with the NNLM-MCR to implement regional services in cooperation with the Associate Director and other state coordinators in the states of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming.
  • Provide programs on health information services to health care providers; and programs on health information topics, with emphasis on library engagement, library research, and financial impact of libraries, to health sciences librarians.
  • Work with the Director of the Health Sciences Library, University of Missouri, to plan and implement demonstration projects that highlight library engagement activities in an academic health center library. Conduct library and information-related research studies. Analyze and distribute results through local outlets as well as the NNLM-MCR web site and through state, regional and national publications.
  • Provide examples of effective library promotion for regional health librarians through communications about library services to health professionals at the University of Missouri.
  • Work in cooperation with University of Missouri Libraries goals and objectives. Participate in activities of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the National Library of Medicine in cooperation with the University of Utah leadership.

This position will be hired at the rank of Librarian III or IV, depending on the qualifications of the final candidate. Please review the MU Librarians and Archivists Governance Document for more information on rank.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education : MLS from ALA accredited institution.
  • Experience: Six years of professional library experience. A minimum of five years of professional experience in a health-related library or public health environment with responsibilities encompassing information delivery, instruction, public service, or research.
  • Skills and Abilities : Strong supervisory skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong service orientation; familiarity with library technology; familiarity with current library trends and issues; creativity and initiative. Demonstrated experience in making formal presentations before diverse groups of people. Ability to work as part of a distributed team. Tolerance for periods of frequent travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education : Additional advanced subject degree in communications, public health, health informatics, or other health-related discipline.
  • Experience : Professional experience in communications or library research. Web site design and management expertise. Library outreach experience. Experience in integrating library services into institutional infrastructure. Experience in successful marketing of library services and resources.
  • Skills and Abilities : Interest in writing for publication. Evidence of ability to write for publication in professional literature.

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 24337.  A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV are required.  Preference for applications received by November 30, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

About the Libraries, the campus, and community : 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. 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 MU Libraries, the University, and Columbia, please visit the following:

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.

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

Sr. Library Information Specialist – Mathematical Sciences Library – 24821

The University Libraries has an immediate opening for a Sr. Library Information Specialist in the Mathematical Sciences Library.  This position is responsible for managing all day-to-day operations of the Math Library under the overall supervision of the Associate University Librarian for Specialized Libraries (AUL).  Perform a wide variety of functions including but not limited to maintaining the library general appearance, reference, circulation, reserve, supervision of student assistants, instruction of patrons, special projects, and assisting with collection development.

Key Job Duties:

  • Circulation, Reserve, and Interlibrary Loan
    • Charge and discharge library materials and place renewals, holds, and/or recalls on materials.  Perform reserve functions for the Math Library.  Troubleshoot patron problems with lost or damaged books.  Attend University Libraries meetings related to circulation, reserve and ILL functions as requested.
    • Instruct and/or assist patrons with how to request articles, books, and theses not owned by the University Libraries. Respond to Interlibrary Loan requests for articles and books located in the Math Library.
  • Reference Duties
    • Perform reference work using print and electronic resources available in the Math Library such as MathSciNet, Science Citation Index, electronic journals, and math pre-print servers. Assist students, faculty, and staff one-on-one in the use of the resources in the Math Library.
  • Collection Management
    • In collaboration with the AUL and the Science Selectors group, select new materials for the Math Library and prepare book purchase requests and pre-orders. Solicit book requests from faculty, and maintain a file of new book requests.
    • Process standing order books and make sure the older copies are transferred or withdrawn from the collection. Identify materials to be transferred to the University of Missouri Libraries Depository in collaboration with Math faculty.
    • Maintain the Math Library collection by checking for volumes needing repair. Identify missing monograph and journal volumes. Manage journal collection. Follow up on collection problems with appropriate Library staff.
  • Administrative Duties
    • Interview, hire, train, and supervise 2-3 student assistants each semester.
    • Maintain a current procedure manual for the Math Library.
    • Keep statistics on Math Library services.
    • Work with AUL and Building Coordinator to maintain physical plant of the Math Library.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary

  • Salary Range: $15.29 per hour.
  • Grade: GGS 007
  • University Title: Senior Library Information Specialist
  • Internal applicants can determine their current grade and university title by accessing the Job Information page through the Additional Employee Info tile in myHR.

Shift: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

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

  • One to two years’ experience in a library setting.
  • Computer keyboard skills and the ability to use Microsoft Office software.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and meet speed and accuracy goals.
  • Good oral and written communications skills.
  • Commitment to the values and goals of the University of Missouri and the University Libraries.
  • Documented coursework in mathematics.

To Apply: Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php with Job ID 24821.  Please include a cover letter and resume with your online application.  Applications will be accepted through November 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.

Library Information Specialist – Digital Services – 24787

The University Libraries has an immediate opening for a Library Information Specialist in the Digital Services unit.  This postion will add harvested and submitted content to online repositories and increase access to online resources by enriching bibliograpic and authoriy records.

Key Job Duties:

  • Harvest scholarly resources and MU publications for inclusion in the MOspace Institutional Repository.  Add submitted content to the repository, including electronic theses and dissertations as well as masters projects.  Add brief metadata to MERLIN and/or WorldCat for select projects.
  • Work on bibliographic and authority record metadata enrichment.
  • Quality check locally digitized materials.
  • Compile and provide monthly statistical and activities reports.
  • Contibute to the University Libraries overall mission through committee service, forums, etc. and participate in continuing education activities keeping current with library trends.

Salary

  • Salary Range: $13.27 per hour.
  • Grade: GGS 006
  • University Title: Library Information Specialist 
  • Internal applicants can determine their current grade and university title by accessing the Job Information page through the Additional Employee Info tile in myHR.

Shift: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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 years of previous library experience.

To Apply: Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php with Job ID 24787.  Please include a cover letter and resume with your online application.  Applications will be accepted through November 18, 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: