home Staff news Employment Opportunity: Library Information Assistant

Employment Opportunity: Library Information Assistant

The Shelving Unit within the Access Services Department of Ellis Library is seeking two (2) .50 FTE Library Information Assistants.

Hiring Department

The Shelving Unit within the Access Services Department of Ellis Library supports the mission of the Library and the University by providing an organized, accessible, and well-maintained collection of books, journals, newsprint, and media.


Job Description

This position supports the Shelving Unit within Access Services by assisting with sorting, loading, and shelving of books, maintenance of the collection, providing customer service to patrons.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Sort and shelve books and media by call number on book trucks and shelves
  • Maintain stacks (straighten/clean stacks, pick up in-house use, etc.)
  • Load book trucks by location
  • Sort and shelve unbound periodicals and newsprint by title and volume
  • Search for missing books
  • Print off book requests through the SIERRA system
  • Pull ILL book requests
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of book shifts
  • Shelf read collection as needed
  • Assist patrons with book locations, navigating the library, checking the catalog, and referring to staff as needed
  • Assign work to student assistants and record their work as needed
  • Assist with the training of student assistants as needed

Salary

$11.54 per hour

Grade: GGS-005

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

Each position will work 20 hours a week. Some weekend hours may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
  • Good customer-service skills
  • Flexibility to switch hours/shifts if needed
  • Requires the ability to obtain/place materials on shelves at ground level and on shelves up to nine feet in height using step stools, ladders, or other devices.
  • Requires the ability to identify call numbers where lighting may be compromised, on shelves at ground level and on shelves up to nine feet in height using step stools, ladders, or other devices
  • Requires the ability to move a book cart weighing at least 200 lbs. (these are on wheels)
  • Requires the ability to transport several books at one time and/or move boxes of books (up to 50 pounds)
  • Requires the ability to perform very detailed work

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification systems
  • Familiarity with Ellis Library stacks
  • Familiarity with the Libraries’ online catalogs (MERLIN and MOBIUS)
  • Work experience in a library setting
  • Supervisory experience preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

Note: Review of applicants will begin the week of July 8.

Apply online at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff  with Job ID 30423.

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

 

 

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home Staff news Employment Opportunity: Maintenance Services Attendant

Employment Opportunity: Maintenance Services Attendant

This is a .50 FTE staff position for MU Libraries.

Job Description

  • Perform basic repair and maintenance of buildings including fixed and moveable equipment and fixtures.
  • Replace air freshener cans and batteries in restrooms, Ellis Library, on a monthly basis.
  • Repair, hang, and/or remove bulletin boards, dry erase boards, plaques, art work, interior banners, and/or posters.
  • Replace carpet tiles, Ellis Library, as needed.
  • Repair and/or remove cabinets, event panels, cubicle walls, coat racks, blinds, study carrel doors.
  • Assemble new chairs, tables, cabinets, and other specialized items upon receipt.
  • Perform some semi-skilled mechanical trades work relating to the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of equipment, fixtures and units.
  • Replace light bulbs and starters, as well as dust contents, in designated display cases.
  • Install and/or remove a wide variety of library shelving in all library branches, except Law. Also includes safe retrieval and storage or shelving parts from designated storage areas.
  • Perform some semi-skilled building trades work in carpentry, painting, plastering, etc.
  • Clean and/or repair chairs and tables, which includes replacing frames, arms, casters, gliders and bumper protection. Monthly, adjust and level tables in public areas.
  • Refinish, repair and/or stain wooden shelving, tables, chairs, cabinets, and doors.
  • Clean and paint areas with graffiti.
  • Notify supervisor or arrange for skilled trades staff for repair and installation tasks requiring an advanced level of skill.
  • May perform or assist with preparation of cost and time estimates, material orders, reports and maintenance of records.
  • Keep workshop and other maintenance-related storage areas clean and in compliance with Environmental Health & Safety standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary

Salary Range: $13.55 – $14.25 per hour
Grade: GGS-D

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

The successful candidate will be scheduled 5 days/week (M-F), 4 hours per day. Shifts will be during the day between 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM.


Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.

Two years of general maintenance experience is required. (Some or all of the two years of experience may be required to be in a specific skill area of concentration; i.e., carpentry, plumbing, heating/air conditioning, etc.)


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Skill in the maintenance and operation of tools, equipment and materials
  • Sufficient strength to perform heavy lifting and work on ladders on an occasional basis
  • Valid driver’s licenseNote: Depending on the nature of work performed, the incumbent may be required to wear a respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as outlined in the “Industrial Standard for Respirator Use”.

Apply online at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff  with Job ID 30346.

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

home Staff news Staff Advisory Group Notes 6/11/19

Staff Advisory Group Notes 6/11/19

SAG Notes 06.11.19

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home Staff news New Muse Posts

New Muse Posts

Weekend Fun: Bye Bye Birdie, Concerts in the Gardens, Soap Box Derby

MULSA Picnic Friday, June 14th

Mobile Libraries in the Outer Hebrides

Fact-Checking Nonfiction Books

home Staff news In the News: State Historical Society Edition

In the News: State Historical Society Edition

“Photo Gallery: State Historical Society begins move to new facility”
Columbia Missourian, June 12, 2019

“Long-awaited Move-In Day Arrives For State Historical Society”
KBIA, June 12, 2019

“State Historical Society moves collection into new building”
KOMU, June 13, 2019

home Staff news Staff Changes in Facilities

Staff Changes in Facilities

The Facilities Team will begin a reorganization soon that will provide more flexibility to respond to handyman, moving and repair projects for all library facilities. The newly reorganized team will include one full-time lead delivery driver, one half-time maintenance services attendant, one half-time facilities attendant and a couple of student workers. The maintenance services attendant and facilities attendant will become year-round positions with shifts that cover as many work-day hours as possible. To make the transition more transparent, new part-time positions will be posted and the existing part-time appointments will end when the ideal team members have been identified. Many thanks to the entire Facilities Team (Sheila Voss, Duane Bittle, Larry Dietzel, Bonnie Johnson and Stephen Knowlton) for actively participating in the process of identifying what changes need to be made to become a stronger, more flexible team.

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Marketing Highlight

Although our social media efforts slow down a little over the summer, @Mizzou.Libraries Instagram is still going strong. Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute content. Check out this recent popular post made by Ashley Granger.

We are still doing our “librarians on vacation” posts, so send us your vacation picks. We notice that a lot of librarians like to visit other libraries on vacation!

home Cycle of Success, Ellis Library, Gateway Carousel Welcome to Seth Huber, Technical Services Librarian

Welcome to Seth Huber, Technical Services Librarian

In May, the University Libraries hired Seth Huber as a technical services librarian. He will serve as the head of cataloging for the Libraries. Seth has a Master of Library and Information from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Music from Gardner-Webb University. He previously worked as the metadata services librarian at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. In addition, he served as a catalog librarian at Livingstone College and a paraprofessional cataloger at Western Carolina University.

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Welcome to Rachel Alexander, Research Support Librarian

In March, the University Libraries hired Rachel Alexander as a research support librarian for the Health Sciences Library (HSL). Rachel graduated with her Master of Library and Information Sciences from Mizzou and a Bachelor of Science from Lyon College. She comes to Mizzou from the Missouri Senate Library. She has previously worked as a research assistant at the Sinclair School of Nursing and as a graduate library assistant at HSL.