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Central Methodist University

Central Methodist University is a four-year, private, liberal arts university, located in Fayette, MO (30 minutes outside of Columbia). Smiley Library is hiring an Instructional Services Librarian, who will be responsible for developing strategies to integrate information literacy into the curriculum, by applying learning theories and instructional technologies effectively into the teaching and learning process. In conjunction with the Director, this position will also be responsible for aligning instruction with curricular needs, assessing the impact on student learning, and ensuring that the library print and electronic resources support these efforts. 

Energetic, innovative, adaptable, and learner-centered professionals are encouraged to apply for this full-time, 12-month staff with faculty rank position.

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University of Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Libraries are seeking an Interlibrary Loan Associate. This position is a non-exempt (full-time hourly) academic appointment reporting to the Head of Resource Sharing. The Interlibrary Loan Associate is responsible for directly supervising full-time staff in the Interlibrary Loan Department and serving as the lead on the department’s daily operations. This position performs both routine and advanced technical, public service, and administrative duties; hires, trains, and supervises others in interlibrary loan work, and provides guidance and consultation to both library colleagues and patrons. A successful candidate should possess knowledge and understanding of theories, practices, and procedures within library work, specifically within the areas of interlibrary loan and resource sharing.

Columbia College

Archives and Outreach Librarian
Department: Strafford Library
Location: Columbia College
Type: Staff, Full-time
Pay: $40,000 - $48,000 (Pay range may vary based on geographic location)

Diversity Statement:
Columbia College is committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. The college maintains a safe place for open discourse; supports activities that promote diversity and inclusion; and overall, fosters a sense of community that welcomes everyone.

Job Summary:
The Archives and Outreach Librarian manages, develops, and encourages the use of the college’s archives and library resources. This position will be responsible for all future archival collection development and material deselection. Importantly, this position will play a key role in evaluating existing collections in the College’s archives and deselecting items no longer useful to the collection, with an eye towards creating a more concise and strategic collection. The Archives and Outreach Librarian will work with partners throughout the college and community to promote all library and archival resources through general outreach, research and circulations duties, and library instruction.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the organization, retrieval, and display of items in the archives, including the institutional repository.
    Oversee the ongoing deselection of archival materials no longer relevant to the collection.
  • Create a strategic plan, policies, and process to assist with archival collection development, including ongoing deselection.
  • Assist faculty in developing research topics and providing access to Stafford Library & Archives’ materials for student assignments, projects, or displays.
  • Provide research assistance to college and public users using all Stafford Library & Archives resources
    Supervise access to the Archives’ materials and arrange loans to other cultural institutions.
  • Receive archival items, research and record the origins and historical significance of materials, and communicate when necessary with donors.
  • Attend meetings and events to promote use of Stafford Library & Archives’ services and materials to create and maintain college and community alliances.
  • Manage the institutional digital repository and the ongoing digitization of archival materials
  • Train, supervise, and direct activities of student assistants, interns, volunteers, and others to assist in handling, arranging, cataloging, exhibiting, and maintaining Stafford Library & Archives materials.
  • Assist with social media as well as updating the Stafford Library website.
  • Liaise with assigned academic departments regarding library instruction, library collection development, and creation of subject and course guides.
  • Perform general research and circulation duties.
  • Gather, compile, and present relevant statistics to administration.
  • Participate in Columbia College & MOBIUS consortium committees and state library organizations, as appropriate.
  • Perform job duties in accordance with Columbia College’s vision, mission and values, and contributes to the development of the Stafford Library Department.
  • Practice superior customer service
  • Fulfill additional responsibilities as assigned.
  • Attend work timely and on a regular basis during the established hours of operation; work additional hours as business necessitates.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Student Assistants

Position reports to:
Director, Library & Content Strategy

Required Core Competencies and Professional Experience:
Ability to work independently and in a team environment, with or without direct supervision.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, customer service, and organizational skills.
An ALA Accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent

Preferred Core Competencies and Professional Experience:
Coursework or training in archival practices and procedures.
Supervisory experience.

University of Missouri Libraries

Student Success Librarian

The University of Missouri Libraries invites applications for a new Student Success Librarian position to join a newly formed Teaching and Learning Department based in Ellis Library. The position will help to coordinate and provide instruction, research support, and outreach services for first-year at Mizzou students including students enrolled in English composition courses, Freshman interest groups, Student Success courses, and new transfer students. In collaboration with subject librarians, Student Success librarians also provide outreach to a variety of offices and programs that provide centralized support for students, such as the Graduate School, the International Student Office, Missouri Online, and campus programs supporting first generation and underrepresented student groups. Our new Student Success Librarian will work as a team with the Head of Teaching & Learning, a second Student Success Librarian responsible for coordinating first-year composition and international student outreach, and two Information Specialist positions to support all departmental initiatives.  This position will have primary responsibility for e-learning initiatives, distance learners, and OER.  The Teaching and Learning Department also supports a growing Digital Media & Innovation Lab (DMiL) and contributes to the management of the libraries’ web site. This position is entry level. Training and mentorship will be provided. 

Duties and Responsibilities

• Work collaboratively with faculty and library colleagues to offer synchronous and asynchronous information literacy instruction, develop learning objects, and create other teaching materials to improve students’ information literacy skills

• Contribute to the library’s information literacy instruction for the first-year composition program (English 1000)

• Initiate and support library programs and services that target and improve first-year student success, including general workshops and online modules designed for a lower-division undergraduate audience

• Provide outreach and advocacy for open educational resources

• Work with DMiL students and staff to develop and update online instructional materials

• Stay up to date with trends and developments in information literacy, library instruction, and the library’s role in supporting student success

• Contribute to a culture of teaching and learning by actively engaging librarians in professional development activities geared to enhance library instruction and teaching pedagogy

• Contribute to and learn from the profession through such avenues as local, state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and publications

Minimum Qualifications: 

· Graduate degree in library and information science (MLS, MLIS or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program or its equivalent

Candidates will be evaluated on:

·  Strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed
·  Some experience or interest in teaching undergraduate students
·  Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
·  Willingness to develop sound pedagogical practices in library instruction 
·  Ability to foster meaningful collaboration with campus partners
·  Ability to harness technology as a tool for teaching and learning
·  Ability to provide excellent service in a culturally diverse academic environment
·  Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills 


Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with experience.

  • Librarian I, negotiable from $51,500.

This position holds non-tenure track faculty status (NTT) will be hired at the rank of Librarian I. For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at:

Application Deadline

Apply online at  with job ID 46336.  Application review begins April 24, but will accept applications until 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

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:

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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:

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Library Assistant II, Systems and Special Collections & Archives
Kent Library
Full Time, 12 month position


The Library Assistant II divides their time, working twenty hours a week in Systems and twenty hours a week in Special Collections & Archives. The Assistant works closely with other library staff to provide user services. The Library Assistant II reports to the Library Systems Manager.


Primary Responsibilities


Systems (20 hours/week)

Kent Library's Systems unit provides excellent user services to students, faculty, staff, and community guests. The Heather MacDonald Greene Multimedia Center (HMGMC) assists users in developing their digital skills. The Systems unit is responsible for creating and updating library webpages and graphics. Systems also provides and supports library faculty and staff software and hardware. This position contributes to managing library management system (LMS) accounts and digital resources.

  • Share in staffing the HMGMC and support Southeast students, faculty and staff in learning and improving their digital skills

  • Assist in LMS management by assigning permissions, implementing and managing modules, and training end users

  • Works with library faculty and staff to create and maintain content on the library website

  • Lead online resources access management in the library user authentication system

Special Collections & Archives (20 hours/week) 

Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) acquires, preserves and makes accessible resources and research materials that document the history of southeast Missouri and Southeast Missouri State University. This position focuses on supporting user discovery of, and access to, SC&A resources.

  • Provide one-on-one information, collection and other assistance to students, faculty, staff and community guests 

  • Participate in staffing the SC&A reference desk and interact with users

  • Create digital reproductions of materials for users and appropriate documentation

  • Assist with physical and virtual exhibit creation, set-up and take-down

  • Share in training and managing SC&A student employees

  • Manage archival materials shelving and collection maintenance processes

  • Lead tours for SC&A users and visitors



  • High school diploma

  • One year of related work experience

  • Experience with, and an understanding of, excellent customer service

  • Foundational computer software skills

  • Able to learn and build software and technical skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Evidence of research experience

  • Experience creating and editing webpages 

  • Ability to work successfully independently and as part of a team

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Evidence of attention to detail, accuracy and organizational skills


Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by April 28, 2023. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at

  • Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications

  • Current resume

  • Names and contact information of three professional references


Southeast Missouri State University








Library Assistant II, Acquisitions – Receiving

Kent Library

Full Time, 12 month position

Acquisitions is responsible for ordering, receiving, initial processing, and payment of all collections materials purchased, licensed, and subscribed to by Kent Library. The unit has two Library Assistant IIs, one focused on ordering materials and the other on receiving materials.


  • Maintain files for all ordered materials and received items
  • Locate, verify, and edit bibliographic and item records
  • Create and update order records in the library management system
  • Communicate with vendors regarding orders delayed, damaged, or non-received items
  • Search multiple vendor databases for hard-to-find items and place orders
  • Adhere to university standards regarding purchasing-card (p-card) use
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external constituents
  • Problem-solve for colleagues, academic department faculty, and library users
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the library management system and business software
  • Serve as designee for data entry and reconciliation for other p-card holders


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum 1 year of library experience or demonstrated customer service experience
  • Knowledge of cataloging standards or the ability to learn and follow the rules for describing library materials
  • Evidence of research experience
  • Able to learn and build software skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Evidence of attention to detail, accuracy and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work successfully independently and as part of a team
  • Able to lift 30 pounds daily with or without accommodations


Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by April 28, 2023. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at

  • Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications
  • Current resume
  • Names and contact information of three professional references


Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) coordinator at Kent Library, a selective depository library. Coordinator responsibilities include:
    • maintain compliance with FDLP regulations
    • report to the Regional Depository Coordinator
    • maintain records and statistics
    • respond to FLDP forms and surveys
    • select and deselect government materials
    • create displays using government information
    • participate in Missouri FDLP
  • Participate in the University’s A&OER (Affordable & Open Educational Resources) Initiative through location, instruction and curation of resources with an emphasis on government information.
  • Provide instruction in the use of government information to support effective information literacy across the curriculum.
  • Create effective digital learning materials highlighting government information, e.g., online interactive tutorials, videos, and research guides.
  • Serve as liaison librarian to designated academic departments.
  • Work closely with faculty and students across the University. Interactions may be face-to-face or virtual.
  • Provide research assistance in-person, online, or by telephone, and share in the reference desk staffing rotation.
  • Participate in the development and management of library services and collections, particularly government documents.
  • Contribute to Kent Library committees, activities, and outreach, and to Southeast Missouri State University through faculty governance, committees, councils, and other working groups.
  • Establish and maintain a personal professional development program consistent with promotion, tenure, and post-professorial review.
  • Participate in the Colleges’ and Southeast’s student recruitment and retention activities

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree (degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university); additional teaching and curating experience with government documents or related coursework, including familiarity with the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) classification system, is a plus.
  • Documented experience creating digital learning materials.
  • Experience with planning, delivering, and assessing information literacy instruction.
  • Documented experience providing reference services and access to library resources.
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually.
  • Ability to meet Kent Library's and Southeast Missouri State University's tenure and promotion requirements.

As a public regional university with a graduate mission, Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.


Required Information & Deadline

Application Deadline:  The position is available August 2023 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 28, 2023.
Required Information: 
To apply, submit the following items online at:

  • Letter of interest addressing required position qualifications 
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Name and contact information of three current professional references

Additional Information

Departmental Information: Information regarding Kent Library can be found at