Current Employment Opportunities

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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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. For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at http://library.missouri.edu/staff/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/02/Governance-Document_rev2014.pdf

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education : MLS from ALA accredited institution.
  • Experience: Six years of professional library experience.
  • Skills and Abilities : Strong leadership 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 : Five years of professional experience in a health-related library or public health environment with responsibilities encompassing information delivery, instruction, public service, or research is preferred.  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 February 1, 2018.  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 .

For more information on the MU Libraries, the University, and Columbia, please visit the following​:


Engineering Librarian – 22811

The University of Missouri Libraries (Columbia, MO) seeks an Engineering Librarian to lead the library liaison work with the College of Engineering and supervise 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.  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 with three full-time staff.  Hire, train and supervise staff. Establish and meet performance and service standards for the Engineering Library. Continue to develop the 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 appropriate rank of Librarian, according to the qualifications of the final candidate.  For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at http://library.missouri.edu/staff/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/02/Governance-Document_rev2014.pdf

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education : MLS from ALA accredited institution.
  • Experience: Six years of professional library experience.
  • Skills and Abilities : Strong leadership 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 : Five years of professional experience in a health-related library or public health environment with responsibilities encompassing information delivery, instruction, public service, or research is preferred.  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 22811.  A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV are required.  Preference for applications received by February 1, 2018.  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.

For more information on the MU Libraries, the University, and Columbia, please visit the following:


Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books (SCARaB) – 22743

The University of Missouri Libraries (Columbia, MO) seek an Associate University Librarian 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 AUL 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 AUL 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 AUL 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 AUL 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 appropriate rank of Librarian or Archivist, according to the qualifications of the final candidate.  For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at http://library.missouri.edu/staff/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/02/Governance-Document_rev2014.pdf

Required Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent or an accredited master of arts degree in a supporting discipline with a minimum of 6 hours of credit in courses concentrating on research methodology or archival administration.
  • 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 library or archives experience.  Experience working with rare books and special collections, and at least 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.
  • Certified Archivist (CA) from the Academy of Certified Archivists or Certified Records manager (CRM) from the Institute of Certified Records Managers.
  • 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, and with University Advancement.
  • Demonstrated professional activity and leadership in the profession.  Involvement in groups such as ACRL’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Section.
  • Experience with building projects.

Compensation:  Salary will be commensurate with rank.  Negotiable from $85,000.

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 CV are required.  Preference for applications received by February 1, 2018.  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.

For more information on the MU Libraries, the University, and Columbia, please visit the following:


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

Library Information Assistant – Ellis Library Circulation/Reserves – 25485

The University Libraries have an immediate opening for a Library Information Assistant at the Circulation/Reserve Desk in Ellis Library.  This position is responsible for routinely closing the Circulation/Reserve Desk and for helping to supervise student workers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Opening and/or closing the Circulation Desk, including set up or take down of the circulation computer terminals.
  • Check out books, journals, equipment and other circulating library material to patrons; and check in these when returned. Prepare MERLIN/MOBIUS items for return.
  • Co-supervision of student workers. 
  • Assist library users in person, phone and e-mail; refer questions as appropriate.  Support and interpret University Libraries’ policies and procedures to library patrons.
  • Assist with borrowing cards applications; issue cards as appropriate.
  • Receive and clarify patron questions regarding their library account.
  • Processing incoming MERLIN/MOBIUS items; Search for missing, items claimed as returned and other problem searches.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary: $11.54 per hour.

Grade: GGS 005

University Title: Library Information Assistant

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: Standard shift is 40 hours/wk; Sunday, 12pm to 9pm; Monday through Thursday, 3pm to 12am during the regular semester.  Hours change during Summer and Intersession periods.  Occasional need to adjust schedule to assist with special projects or coverage needs.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Work with minimal direct supervision and meet speed and accuracy goals as determined by the department.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Especially Word and Excel).  Must have good organizational skills. Ability to perform data entry tasks.
  • This position requires some physical stamina and involves moving materials and related physical actions part of the workday. Must be able to move fully loaded book trucks (at least 200 lbs.). Must be able to read call numbers on books located on shelves at ground level and up to nine feet in height and where lighting is diminished; ladders and footstools are available.

Application Materials:  Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff/index.php with Job ID 25485.  Please include a cover letter and resume 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: