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University of Missouri-Columbia

The University of Missouri-Columbia (“Mizzou” or “MU”) seeks a dynamic, innovative, and visionary leader to serve as the next Vice Provost for Libraries & University Librarian. The next Vice Provost will be joining the institution during a period of incredible growth and opportunities. During the past three years, the University of Missouri has achieved historic highs in student success (retention, graduation, and placement rates), research expenditures, state appropriations and alumni support. The next Vice Provost will have the opportunity to support these areas of excellence by enhancing the opportunities, activities, and initiatives of MU Libraries and acting as an advocate and catalyst for an integrated libraries vision for one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States. MU is a member of the AAU and is designated as a Carnegie R1 and Land-Grant University. It is home to numerous major research centers and the world’s first journalism school. The University is also one of only six public universities in the country with schools or colleges of engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, arts and science, law, and a powerful research reactor all on one campus. MU is centrally located in Columbia, Missouri, a place consistently ranked as one of America’s best places to live.

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Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University invites nominations and applications for the Dean of Kent Library. The Dean is responsible for providing leadership that allows the library to attain its unique educational and scholarly objectives.

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University of Missouri-Columbia

The University of Missouri J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library seeks an innovative, flexible, and collaborative Information and Data Services Librarian to join our dedicated, energetic team, and provide overall coordination, planning and training support for library reference and data management services. The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Director of Information Services and Resources and will provide overall coordination of reference services and leadership in developing research data support services. As part of the reference services team, the candidate will provide virtual and in-person consultations, including literature searching and training support, to assist users at all stages of their research process, and will serve as liaison to hospital nurses and medical staff in our graduate medical education programs. 

 

Description of Duties

  1.            Provide reference help and consultations to guide students, staff, and faculty through all stages of their research and educational activities.

  2.            Provide leadership and coordination for library research data support services through curation, consultation, and the creation of instructional materials to increase the visibility and usability of research data in collaboration with the Research Support Librarian.

  3.            Provide overall coordination, program planning and training for the library reference services team. 

  4.            Cover regular assigned shifts to monitor live chat and to provide reference backup for frontline staff.   

  5.            Coordinate support and training for residents and fellows engaged in research in our graduate medical education programs in collaboration with the Educational Services Librarian.

  6.            Serve as liaison to hospital nursing personnel. 

  7.            May be assigned additional responsibilities to departments or research projects.

  8.            Special projects/other duties as assigned.

While the Health Sciences Library is closed for renovations, the Information and Data Services Librarian will be 100% remote. The library is expected to re-open in Fall 2024. Options for hybrid work will be available after the library reopens.

 

Qualifications

Minimum: 

Education:       A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program

 

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Commitment to outstanding customer service 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a marked ability to communicate with many diverse groups of people

  • Experience in library services or a research or clinical environment

  • Experience in searching PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL, Scopus; experience with Zotero &/or other personal file management programs

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Teaching experience

  • Course work in health sciences librarianship or experience in a health sciences library

  • Course work in managing, sharing or curating quantitative research data, or direct experience supporting researchers in managing, sharing and curating their data

  • Knowledge of data services concepts, such as: data management plans, data curation, data visualization, research and data lifecycle support, open data, and data literacy

  • Knowledge of programming languages, such as: Python, R, and SQL 

  • Willingness to take an active role in developing a new library program and promoting a new suite of library services

  • Experience/familiarity with principles of evidence-based health care

 

 

Salary

This position holds non-tenure track (NTT) faculty status. 

  • Librarian I, negotiable from $51,500

 

For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at: http://library.missouri.edu/staff/libguides/Governance%20Document_rev2019.pdf

 

Application Materials

Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic with Job ID 50488. A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application. Application review begins immediately, but will accept applications until position is filled.

 

About the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library and MU Health Care 

The J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, part of the MU Libraries system, serves a comprehensive academic health center that includes MU School of Medicine, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, MU College of Health Sciences, and MU Health Care. 

The Health Sciences Library is a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Region 3, and the MU Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.   

MU Health Care consistently receives recognition as a leader in providing high-quality health care services, with seven specialties recognized as “high performing” in U.S. News & World Report. The University of Missouri is the home of the NextGen Precision Health building, bringing expert health researchers and clinicians together under one roof in search of solutions to the world’s greatest health challenges. 

 

About Columbia and the University

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 consortium.

For more information on the University of Missouri and the Columbia area, please visit the following:

University of Missouri - Columbia

J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library

University of Missouri Libraries

Columbia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

 

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

Values Commitment
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.

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 Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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University of Northern Iowa

Rod Library is seeking a collaborative and detail oriented individual to join our Content Discovery team. As the Integrated Library System specialist, this person will provide leadership and develop expertise in managing our integrated library system, optimizing our system to provide an excellent user experience. Rod Library offers a welcoming environment and is committed to promoting and supporting a diverse and inclusive community. Employees are encouraged to join committees and teams both within the library and on campus.

To learn more and apply visit https://jobs.uni.edu/pands/view/53202
 

Southeast Missouri State University

Kent Library's Systems unit is responsible for the set-up and maintenance of all library computer systems as well as the installation, updating, and troubleshooting of library-specific hardware and software; ensuring error-free communication between library and university systems; and designing and maintaining library webpages.

The Systems Technician is the primary contact for all technology-related needs or issues within Kent Library. This position is responsible for installing and maintaining hardware, software, and peripherals; helping administer the library management system (LMS); programming library-specific software; managing the library’s servers; and backing up the Library Systems manager when needed.

For more info or to apply visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/semoedu/jobs/4374561/library-systems…

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), one of the world’s leading technological research universities, seeks a dynamic and creative Technical and Electronic Services Librarian. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries this position is responsible for the operation of our Library Technical Services Unit.

The Technical and Electronic Services Librarian is a multifaceted role providing leadership in information technology, overseeing the implementation and maintenance of the library management system (FOLIO) and other automated systems, and managing desktop applications. Responsibilities extend to coordinating electronic resources and ensuring the accuracy of bibliographic records. In a supervisory capacity, the librarian manages staff training and development, evaluates work processes, and conducts performance assessments. Collaboration is key, serving as a liaison with University of Missouri System counterparts and the campus information technology department, coordinating with library units, and participating in regional and national library organizations. The librarian also troubleshoots electronic resource access problems, evaluates digital products, and processes vendor-supplied records. Overall, this role demands technical expertise, managerial skills, collaboration, and a commitment to maintaining high cataloging standards while ensuring seamless access to electronic resources.

  • Responsible for all cataloging functions including managing or performing both original and copy cataloging, database maintenance, and other related automation projects.
  • Ensures the accuracy and integrity of bibliographic and authority records in the online catalog.
  • Maintains cataloging policies and procedures for technical services and revises annually.
  • Updates holdings data to reflect material transfer, withdrawal and additions.
  • Maintains accurate records of location and status of all library items.
  • Keeps monthly records of title additions and deletions.
  • Maintains statistics and prepares reports.
  • Assists in the implementation, management and development of the library management system.
  • Maintains electronic resource linkages and access.
  • Coordinates with librarians to provide electronic resources to faculty and students.
  • Provides technological support library systems.
  • Participates in library planning, including developing unit and project goals, priorities, and procedures.
  • Develops procedures, sets priorities, assigns work activities, and monitors workflow within assigned areas.
  • Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates staff. Ensures that personnel policies are correctly and consistently carried out.
  • Works with staff to develop and follow personalized professional development plans.
  • Contributes to grant proposals as appropriate based on library priorities.
  • Collaborates with colleagues working in related areas.
  • Actively participates in professional development activities including committees, regional and national organizations, research and publishing, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in technical and electronic services standards and trends, applying new rules, interpretations, and techniques as appropriate.
  • Performs additional job duties as assigned.

For additional information and to apply please link to: https://library.mst.edu/employment/

Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University

12-month position, 30 hours/week
Benefits-Eligible (includes medical insurance & vacation time)
 
Kent Library's Access Services provides student, faculty, staff, and community guest user services. The Library Assistant works closely with other unit staff to provide excellent user services. The assistant trains and supervises student employees. The assistant also shares responsibility for multiple unit activities such as resource sharing, reserves, managing library collections, creating statistical reports, and other duties as assigned.

Learn more: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/semoedu/jobs/4318758/library-assista…

Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University

Full-Time, 12-Month Position

The Cataloging unit is responsible for the description of, discovery of, and access to library resources by students, faculty, staff, and guest users. The unit is also responsible for managing and maintaining the physical Federal Documents collection, authority work, physical processing of new materials, leading materials deselection projects, and problem resolution. Catalogers create and maintain bibliographic and local data records in OCLC as well as bibliographic, holdings, and item records in the library management system (LMS) for library materials.
 
The Cataloging Associate will catalog library materials in multiple formats for all physical and online collections. This position will assign Library of Congress Classification (LCC) numbers to new materials, participate in Kent Library’s Dewey to LCC reclassification project, and take the lead in classifying previously unclassified collections. Work also includes cataloging of new and Special Collections & Archives materials as well as retrospective projects. The Cataloging Associate shares responsibility for importing record sets into the LMS. This position has a key role in authority work.

Learn more: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/semoedu/jobs/4311608/cataloging-asso…;

University of Missouri Libraries

The University of Missouri Libraries seeks a Journalism Librarian. The Journalism Librarian will provide in-depth reference service to students, faculty and staff of the Columbia Missourian and other units of the School of Journalism and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI). This position works closely with the Head of the Journalism Library, colleagues within the Libraries and Journalism, faculty, students, staff of the Missouri School of Journalism, and RJI to provide integrated library services to the School and Institute. These services include: assisting the Head of the Journalism Library with instruction sessions for news and information gathering, investigative reporting and data visualization courses; collaborating with colleagues in the Libraries and Journalism in the planning, collection, management and long-term access to the digital assets created by all units of the School and Institute.

 

Description of Duties

  • Serve as liaison to the newsroom editors and staff to help facilitate improved services for the eight professional media outlets associated with the School of Journalism, including the newsrooms of the Columbia Missourian, VOX Magazine, KOMU television station, KBIA radio station, Missouri Business Alert, and Missouri News Network, as well as the advertising agencies AdZou and MOJO Ad.

  • Engage in consistent outreach to each affiliated media outlet through attending pitch meetings, advertising library resources, and building relationships with students, faculty and staff. Encourage increased use of library services and promote industry standards of research to elevate the status of our professional media outlets. 

  • Maintain digital content for the Journalism School and the library. Provide assistance to the newsrooms for local and national contest entries throughout the year as well as technical expertise. Manage the course e-reserves for the Journalism School. Work closely with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the Journalism School to gather, store, and organize each semester’s syllabi as part of accreditation guidelines.

  • Provide premier reference services to the Journalism faculty through newsroom or classroom instruction and individual research help. Instruction may involve basic skills such as utilizing library resources or it might be advanced information on gathering and visualizing information and data for news and narratives.

  • Create and maintain appropriate digital guides and online tutorials for journalism students and faculty based on course content, library resources, or interesting and relevant topical research.

  • Work closely with the Head of the Journalism Library, and colleagues within the Libraries and Journalism to plan and execute a digital preservation strategy for managing the digital assets created by units of the School and Institute. This would include academic research, scholarly communication, understanding and working with digital media asset management systems, selecting, modifying and applying appropriate metadata schemas, and employing standardized media file formats for long-term access.

  • In coordination with the Journalism Library team, supervise staff with their assigned tasks. 

  • Staff includes: Library Information Specialist, P#00007535, tasked with ingesting digital assets into a digital asset management system, assigning appropriate metadata and file formats for access by authorized users at the School and Institute, assisting with equipment check-out and answering reference questions. 

  • Keep current with digital preservation and digital asset management systems, metadata schemas and standardized media file formats. 

  • Participate in library and professional development; promote the University mission through professional activities and service on Libraries, School of Journalism, and University of Missouri committees and working groups; and engage with appropriate professional organizations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

This position works out of the Journalism Library at the University of Missouri, located within the Reynolds Journalism Institute. The position has the option of a hybrid work schedule. 

Qualifications

Minimum:  
Education: MLS from an ALA accredited program required.

  
 

Candidates will be evaluated on:

  • Commitment to outstanding customer service

  • Experience working on research projects, individually and collaboratively

  • Experience working in an academic or special library or information related field

  • Experience in or familiarity with journalism, newsrooms, or media agencies

  • Experience with content management systems, news databases (NewsBank, U.S. Newsstream, Newspaper Source, etc.) or other large searchable databases used for teaching or research

  • Experience in, or demonstrated understanding of, digital rights management and digital preservation relating to both text and visual assets

  • Teaching experience, including creating online resources guides and tutorials

  • Course work in managing, sharing or curating quantitative research data, or direct experience supporting researchers in managing, sharing and curating their data

  • Knowledge of data services concepts, such as: data management plans, data curation, data visualization, research and data lifecycle support, open data, and data literacy

  • Knowledge of Digital Asset Management design, metadata schemas, standards, taxonomies and digital file encoding formats, workflow strategies and priorities critical in structuring, standardizing, encoding, documenting and retrieving information

  • Knowledge of programming languages, such as: Python, R, and SQL

  • Strong management skills and ability to work in a team environment

  • Willingness to take an active role in developing a new library program and promoting a new suite of library services

 

Salary

Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with experience. This position holds non-tenure track (NTT) faculty status. 

  • Librarian I, negotiable from $51,500

  • Librarian II, negotiable from $56,500

  • Librarian III, negotiable from $64,000

For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at: http://library.missouri.edu/staff/libguides/Governance%20Document_rev2019.pdf

Other Information

This position works out of the Journalism Library at the University of Missouri, located within the Reynolds Journalism Institute. The position has the option of a hybrid work schedule with occasional days working from home. 

 

Application Materials

Apply online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic with Job ID 49744. A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application. Application review begins January 2, 2024, but will accept applications until position is filled.

 

About the University of Missouri Journalism Library and the School of Journalism 

The Journalism Library, part of the MU Libraries system, serves as a comprehensive academic center for the School of Journalism. In 1908, Walter Williams created the world’s first School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. In 1909, his wife, Sara Lockwood Williams, followed suit by creating the world’s first Journalism Library. From our humble beginnings as a collection of 92 books loaned out from a single room, we have grown into a collection of over 30,000 print materials, hundreds of thousands of materials available digitally, and a beautiful 2-floor information commons located within the Reynolds Journalism Institute. 

The Missouri School of Journalism is routinely recognized as one of the top journalism schools in the world, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in Journalism and Strategic Communication. The School of Journalism is widely known for their “Missouri Method”, inspired by Walter Williams’ belief that the best way to learn about journalism and advertising is to practice them. As part of the degree program requirements, every School of Journalism student will staff a professional media outlet and gain real-world experience. The eight media outlets associated with the School of Journalism include the Columbia Missourian, a community newspaper; Vox, a cross-platform magazine; KOMU-TV 8, an NBC affiliate broadcast station; KBIA 91.3 FM, an NPR member radio station; Missouri Business Alert, a digital newsroom covering local business news; Global Journalist, a converged newsroom covering issues of free speech and free press across the world; AdZou, a strategic communication agency; and MOJO Ad, an advertising agency.

The MU Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.    

 

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.

 

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

Values Commitment   
 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.

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 Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

Know Your Rights

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