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Information Needed: Graduating Student Workers

The University Libraries will give Student Service Awards for December graduates who have worked with the Libraries for four years. Please contact Nicole Whyte at whyten@missouri.edu if you have a student worker who fits those criteria.

home Staff news Welcome to Majiyebo Yacim

Welcome to Majiyebo Yacim

The Missourian Newspaper Library will welcome a new Library Specialist, Majiyebo Yacim, on Monday, November 12.

home Staff news Employment Opportunity: Technical Services Librarian

Employment Opportunity: Technical Services Librarian

Technical Services Librarian – 28264

Technical Services Librarian – 28264

The University of Missouri Libraries have an immediate opening for a Technical Services Librarian to oversee the cataloging work of all staff, either directly or indirectly, in the creation and maintenance of high quality bibliographic catalog records for all library resources.

Specific duties include:

  1. Provide access to library materials through descriptive metadata, subject analysis and classification along with retrospective conversion, holdings work, and related authority work according to established standards and procedures.
  2. Oversee and provide leadership to all staff in the Cataloging unit maintaining the integrity of the online catalog.
    • Develop procedures, set priorities, assign work activities, and monitor workflow of the unit.
    • Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff. Ensure that personnel policies of the Libraries, MU, and UM are correctly and consistently carried out.
    • Ensure that staff have access to ongoing training and staff development opportunities.
  3. Oversee all work related to the transfer and/or withdrawal of physical materials according to established procedures.
  4. Participate in planning, including developing unit, departmental, and project goals, priorities, and procedures in the Acquisitions, Collections, and Technical Services (ACTS) division.
  5. Provide statistical and activities reports as required by Administration for third parties such as ACRL, ALA, and ARL.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

This position will be hired at the appropriate rank of Librarian I or Librarian II, 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:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in Library/Information Science, or its equivalent.
  • Skills in oral and written communication, project management, and interpersonal relations.
  • Ability to work collegially and effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Self-motivation, willingness and ability to learn and accurately perform complex tasks following established rules, standards, and procedures.
  • Strong analytical, conceptual, and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and provide leadership for staff at all levels, including the ability to engage staff in a continual process of change and improvement.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of national cataloging standards, the principal tools and systems used to create bibliographic records, and current trends in the application of technology to the cataloging process.
  • Strong service orientation and an awareness of end-user needs as they affect cataloging policies and procedures.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and the potential to be successful and effective in a complex, rapidly changing organization.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in bibliographic control in an academic or research library.
  • Experience in originally cataloging various formats of physical materials.
  • NACO trained and experienced in authority work.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with rank.

To Apply:  Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic with Job ID 28264.  A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV are required.  Preference for applications received by December 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.


home Staff news Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity

Senior Human Resources Specialist: University Libraries – 28241

The University Libraries have an immediate opening for a Senior Human Resources Specialist.

The senior human resources specialist for the University of Missouri Libraries performs human resource activities related to recruiting, benefits, compensation, training, records, staff budgeting and payroll. Oversees routine HR practices and acts as liaison to campus HR offices. Provides direct supervision for 1.0 FTE and indirect support for Admin student worker team to ensure efficient workflows, productivity, and compliance. Understands key library initiatives and keeps library policies & procedures in compliance with campus policies & procedures. Solves routine problems and explains complex information in a straightforward manner to library supervisors and employees. Analyzes and submits recommendations to complicated issues using technical experience, judgment and precedents. Identifies or develops programs to sustain a healthy, productive work culture and to support the Library’s diversity mission/goals. Administers myPerformance. Coordinates myVita data entry and library committee assignments.


  • Salary Range: $47,476 – $84,505 annually
  • Grade: GGS-010
  • University Title: Senior Human Resources 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:  40 hours/week between 8-5, Monday-Friday.

Minimum Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), or combination of education and work experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
  • Knowledge of and relevant experience with human resources policies, regulations, and practices.
  • Experience with software applications associated with human resources management such as spreadsheets, database management, and tools used for data analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, assessment and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving and supporting diversity in the workforce.
  • Commitment to internal and external customer-focused service.
  • Commitment to professional growth and development of library staff.

To Apply:  Apply online at https://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/staff with job opening 28241.  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.


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


home Staff news Welcome to Ying Hu

Welcome to Ying Hu

Digital Services welcomed a new Library Information Specialist, Ying Hu, on Monday, October 8.

home Staff news Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity

The University Libraries have a new staff employment opportunity. Please see the Libraries’ website for more information.

Library Specialist / Missourian – 27912


home Staff news Human Resources Update

Human Resources Update

Nicole Whyte will be joining the University Libraries, effective Monday, September 24, on assignment from SOS Temporary Services. She will be filling in as the HR Assistant in the Administrative Office while the search for a suitable candidate continues. The position description is available at http://library.missouri.edu/about/employment/employopp/#HR%20Assistant.  Nicole will be focusing efforts on Payroll, ePAF administration, and student employment activities. Feel free to direct relevant questions to her. For all other HR related questions and concerns, please contact Kathy Peters. The Libraries will begin recruitment for a new HR Specialist as soon as possible.

home Staff news Goodbye to Sheryl Cullina

Goodbye to Sheryl Cullina

Sheryl Cullina has accepted a position as a senior human resources consultant in campus Human Resources Services. Her last day with the Libraries will be Friday, September 21.

home Staff news Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity

The Libraries have an immediate opening for the following staff position:

  • Library Information Specialist – Digital Services  27527

For additional information, including the job description, salary, and shift, please visit the Libraries webpage at http://library.missouri.edu/about/employment/employopp/#staff_job_openings.

home Staff news Welcome to Tamara Inge

Welcome to Tamara Inge

Please welcome Tamara Inge to the Engineering Library. Tamara will be working as a Sr. Library Specialist beginning on August 27, 2018.