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The University of Missouri Libraries (Columbia, MO) has an immediate
opening for a Technical Services Librarian. Reporting to the Associate
University Librarian for Acquisitions, Collections, and Technical Services,
this position plan, develops, directs and implements service functions
related to maintaining and serving the ILS for the University of Missouri
System. Primary functions include record loading, problem solving, serving
as contact between ILS vendor and libraries for matters related to the
software, and coordinating software upgrades for the UM System.
- Responsible for the loading and maintenance of records into the
catalog of online packages and e-resources for both MU and the University
of Missouri System.
- Coordinate between the 4-campus system the issues reported about the
ILS system, serving as a help desk for ILS problems such as software
glitches, upgrades, administrative responsibilities, and more as
appropriate with LTS to ensure the ILS is operating successfully.
- Serve as the contact between the UM System and the ILS Vendor
regarding software upgrades, problems, and software issues.
- Provide access to e-resources through descriptive metadata, subject
headings, analysis and classification as called upon.
- All librarians are expected to be professionally active and
participate in campus service and activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
*Required Qualifications: *
A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is
required. For the rank of Librarian II, three years of professional
library experience is also 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.
*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
*Compensation: * Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with
experience. Negotiable from $47,476.
*To Apply: *Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic
with Job ID 29974. A cover letter, contact information for three
references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application.
Preference for applications received by June 1, 2019. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.
The University Libraries are an open, active, and accessible learning
environment, a hub for global information, and a secure repository for
scholarship. We value freedom of access, diversity and inclusion, service
to our community and state, and responsible stewardship. We seek candidates
who share these values, who are active leaders engaged in the pursuit and
discovery of knowledge and the advancement of education, and whose work
will reflect a strong commitment to advance the teaching, research, and
services programs of an engaged public University.
*About Mizzou *
Columbia, MO, is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town
comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture,
activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and
other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants
and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural
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
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:
- University of Missouri – http://missouri.edu/ <http://missouri.edu/>
- Columbia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau –
- Special Collections and Rare Books –
- University Archives – http://muarchives.missouri.edu/
- University Libraries – http://library.missouri.edu/
*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
This position holds non-tenure track faculty status (NTT) and will be hired
at the appropriate rank of Librarian or Archivist. For information
regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries' Librarian and
Archivist Governance Document found at:
*MU Diversity Commitment: *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
*Equal Employment Opportunity: *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,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age,
disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by
applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in
such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or
the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed
Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of
America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource
Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.
To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA
Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.
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