We seek multiple engaged and innovative librarians to join our team
in providing general and specialized services in support of
teaching, research, scholarship, and creativity. Reporting to the
Head of Research and Information Services, these librarians will
provide outreach and discipline-specific services in either the
arts & humanities or the sciences based on the candidate’s
experience, background, and interests, as well as the needs of the
organization. The Librarian will build strong relationships with
faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and with colleagues
across the institution; collaborate with faculty to develop high
quality collections; encourage and facilitate the use of library
and information resources; provide instruction, reference and
research consultations, both in person and online; and foster a
supportive environment that encourages inquiry, critical thinking,
and creativity. We especially seek candidates interested in music,
fine and performing arts, digital storytelling, film studies,
agriculture, or life sciences. Entry level and experienced
librarians are encouraged to apply. Training and mentorship will be
Description of Duties
1. Engages in library liaison
activities with assigned
academic disciplines in the humanities or the sciences.
- Serves as a proactive ambassador to highlight Libraries’
services, resources, and partnerships to meet student and faculty
- Keeps abreast of trends and developments in information
resources, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and OER,
especially in assigned disciplines.
- Supports research output visibility and research impact.
2. Provides the entire range of in-person and online reference
and research support services
(some evening and weekend hours
required), providing high quality and timely services.
- Provides research support to students and faculty in assigned
disciplines, and general research support as needed.
- Participates in the planning and delivery of team-based virtual
research services (i.e., chat, text, email, and telephone).
- Collaborates in the design, implementation, and maintenance of
relevant online tools and services in order to integrate library
services and resources into the workflow of teaching, learning, and
3. Provides instruction/information literacy
- Plans, coordinates, and delivers in-person and online library
instruction that is inclusive and incorporates active learning and
- Develops and maintains online guides and digital learning
objects to support courses and disciplinary research.
- Contributes, as needed, to teaching general and
4. Contributes to building and managing collections
diverse, forward-looking, and that meet the research and curricular
needs of assigned departments.
- Communicates regularly with faculty regarding collection
priorities, needs, and access.
- Maintains familiarity with publishing and research trends.
- Manages budget allocations and expenditures and monitors usage
5. Actively engages in networking, professional development
and other scholarly activities.
- Contributes to and learns from the profession through local,
state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and
- Identifies and integrates best practices in service, teaching
and learning, and scholarly activity.
6. Advances the Libraries’ and University’s mission through
- Participates in committees and task forces within the
Libraries, University, and the profession.
- Maintains professional collaborations with other campus
constituencies, consortia colleagues, and community
7. Works with colleagues to create a learning and working
environment that is inclusive
and welcoming and that
supports the University's diverse community.
8. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library
Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal
accreditation process as identified by ALA by the time of
Candidates will also be evaluated on the following:
- Strong commitment to user-centered library service.
- Education, experience, and/or strong, demonstrated interest in
providing research support in either the arts & humanities or
the sciences. We especially seek interest in music, fine and
performing arts, digital storytelling, film studies, agriculture,
or the life sciences.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a
demanding and rapidly changing environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent
interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills.
- Ability to adjust priorities, take initiative, set goals, and
- Positive, proactive approach to problem-solving.
- Commitment to fostering an environment of equity, inclusion,
diversity, and access.
- Library instruction and reference experience in a variety of
- Interest in and aptitude for exploring new technologies and
innovations supporting teaching and research.
- Interest in or familiarity with collection development.
- Desire to seek out new responsibilities, generate new ideas,
and pursue self-development.
Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with
- Librarian I, negotiable from $51,500
- Librarian II, negotiable from $56,500
- Librarian III, negotiable from $64,000
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:
Apply online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings
with job ID 44549.
A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV
must be uploaded through the brief online application. Applications
will be accepted until the position is filled.
Columbia Missouri Information
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 festivals.
The University of Missouri (MU, Mizzou) was founded in 1839 in
Columbia, MO, as the first public university west of the
Mississippi River. Today, MU’s 31,000+ students represent every
Missouri county, all 50 states and 100 countries. As the state’s
largest and most comprehensive university, MU offers more than
300-degree programs, including 89 online options, through 12
colleges and schools and is one of only six public universities
nationwide that has a school of medicine, veterinary medicine
college, and a law school. The MU Office of Extension &
Engagement extends the benefits of MU research to Missouri’s
citizens in all 114 counties in Missouri.
Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, MU is the
only public institution in Missouri to be a member of the
Association of American Universities (AAU). The University of
Missouri Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries
(ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), the Center for
Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, and the statewide MOBIUS
For more information on the University of Missouri and the Columbia
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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
We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure
each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse
backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual
pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in
learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our
university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and
expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of
teaching, research and engagement.
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