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.


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 $2.1 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 have an immediate opening for a Library Specialist in the Monographs Acquisitions unit.  This position is responsible for receiving and processing shipments of approval books, creating firm orders, and processing gift books and items received as part of the US Federal Depository program. 

Specific job duties include:

  • Process approval books for weekly selection by library selectors, faculty and staff
  • Process firm orders in Collection Services
  • Process items received as part of the US Federal Depository program.
  • Assist with other Acquisitions tasks as assigned.

Hiring Range:  12.98

Shift40 hours/week M-F, specific hours to be determined between 7am-7pm.

Minimum Qualifications:  A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.  Two years responsible office experience or related education or training beyond high school.

Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree.  Library experience. (Human Resources will be screening applications based on these qualifications) Strong computer skills.  Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.  Familiarity with library systems.

To Apply:  Please apply online at with Job ID 13743.  An application and resume are required.  Applications will be accepted through July 23, 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 Faculty & Staff Benefits website at