Current Employment Opportunities

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Why move to Columbia? Check out this great list of diverse resources, activities, etc. To apply for jobs with the MU Libraries, you must submit an application through campus Human Resources.

Librarian and Archivist Academic Job Openings

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 December 5, 2016.  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.

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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.

EEO IS THE LAW

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Staff Job Openings

Library Information Specialist – 21816

The University Libraries have an immediate opening for a Library Information Specialist in the Journalism Library.  Reporting to the Head of the Journalism Library, the Library Information Specialist will be responsible for inventory, management and maintenance of the journalism library’s multimedia equipment and IT infrastructure in cooperation with Library Technical Services (LTS).  The Journalism Library provides primary library support for the faculty, staff and students in the School of Journalism.

Specific Duties include:

  • Inventory, management and maintenance of the journalism library’s multimedia equipment and IT infrastructure in cooperation with Library Technical Services (LTS).  Act as the primary troubleshooter when equipment and software issues occur.
  • Manage the Journalism Library’s circulation, electronic reserve (eRes) and interlibrary loan systems.
  • Assist with collection maintenance, which includes shelving and shifting collections, when needed.
  • Assist in the hiring, functional supervision and training of student workers in the use of the online catalog, academic databases, and how to assist patrons and other duties as assigned.
  • Liaise with MU Libraries’ LTS, Journalism’s IT and RJI’s Future’s Lab/broadcast studio.

Salary:  $13.27 per hour

Shift:  Primarily 8-5, Monday – Friday, with some flexibility

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:  Must have working knowledge of a variety of multimedia software and equipment used by the journalism school and the ambition to continue to learn and keep skills current.  Public service experience.

To Apply:  Please apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php with job ID 21816.  Include a cover letter and resume with the completed online application.  Applications will be accepted through 12/14/2016.

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 – 21803

The Libraries have an immediate opening for a Library Information Specialist in the Journalism Library.  This position functions as the evening supervisor for the Journalism Library.

Specific duties include:

  • Supervise the circulation/reserve/multimedia desk.
  • Keep equipment organized, inventoried, charged, and in working order.
  • Assist with training, supervising, and scheduling student library employees.
  • Provide patron assistance for a diverse group of users, including answering patron/public questions about equipment, books, and library services.
  • Monitor and add to social media conversations and announcements during evening hours.
  • Work with faculty and other library staff to add and remove items from reserves and electronic reserves each semester.
  • Help maintain the Journalism Library collection, including shelving, weeding the collection, and rotating book displays.

Salary:  13.27/hour

Shift:  30 hours/wk.; M-TH, 2:30 PM – 10:00 PM, Sunday 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

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:  Requires basic computer/software knowledge.  The successful candidate will be highly motivated, dependable, responsible, have supervisory experience, and possess great teamwork, problem solving and interpersonal skills. He or she should be able to work independently and demonstrate excellent decision making skills.

Application Materials:  Please apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php with job ID 21803.  Include a cover letter and resume with the completed online application.  Applications will be accepted through 12/14/2016.

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: