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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

Minimum Qualifications:

 Preferred Qualifications:

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with rank.

To Apply:  Apply online at 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

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.

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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.

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