The University of Missouri Libraries seek qualified applicants for the position of Technical Services Librarian. This position plans, develops, directs, and implements service functions such as cataloging, system maintenance, acquisitions, and serials.
The Technical Services Librarian will provide access to e-resources through descriptive metadata, subject headings, analysis and classification and will be responsible for the loading and maintenance of records into the catalog for all online packages and e-resources for both MU and the University of Missouri System. He or she will work with the Serials unit to ensure all serials and e-resources are renewed or purchased in a timely manner, maintain the records in the Discovery Tool to ensure that the discovery tool and the online catalog are in sync and accurate, and other duties as assigned. All librarians are expected to be professionally active and participate in campus service and activities.
This position will be hired at the rank of Librarian I or a Librarian II, according to the qualifications of the final candidate.
Minimum Qualifications: A master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is 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. For the rank of Librarian II, three years of professional library experience is also required.
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 national level.