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    Posted: 11/Apr/2012 at 1:41pm
Digital Resources Catalog Librarian
MU Libraries
University of Missouri
(Immediate opening)

General Overview: The University of Missouri in Columbia, MO is seeking qualified applicants for a Digital Resources Catalog Librarian I position within our division of Access, Collections and Technical Services. Principal duties will include providing bibliographic control of and access to the resources of MU Libraries through original and complex copy cataloging, some metadata production and the oversight of batch records loads. Resources handled will include monographs, serials, and integrating resources, with a focus on online resources. Bibliographic databases in use at the University of Missouri include OCLC WorldCat and the University of Missouri online catalog, institutional repository, and digital library catalog. The Digital Resources Catalog Librarian reports directly to the Head, Catalog Department. He or she may supervise support staff and/or student employees.

Specific areas of responsibility include:
•     Perform original and complex copy cataloging for a variety of materials applying standards including AACR2, MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, MARC, LCSH, and LCGFT.
•     Oversee ebook cataloging and selected special cataloging projects in the department.
•     Complete routine and special bibliographic record maintenance including bibliographic file uploads to Summon and review of MARCIVE Government Document record loads.
•     Oversee bibliographic record loads into the local online catalog (currently III Millennium), including batch editing of records before and after loads using tools including MARCedit and the local online catalog.
•     Work with members of the Digitization Unit in reviewing and setting standards for best practices in workflow, scanning, preservation, and metadata.
•     Share supervision of a graduate library assistant who will assist in work assigned to this position.

The full job description can be accessed at

This is an entry-level, Librarian I position. All entry-level librarians must qualify for promotion from Librarian I to Librarian II in three years to obtain reappointment. Refer to the MU Libraries’ academic Governance Document for criteria.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or the equivalent. Knowledge of cataloging practices and trends. Demonstrated self-motivation and strong analytical and problem solving skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to think critically. Able to learn and accurately perform complex tasks following established rules, standards, and procedures. Demonstrated ability to adapt to ongoing change in a positive manner. Work well independently and collaboratively with staff at all levels; demonstrated positive attitude.

Preferred Qualifications: Library experience, particularly in cataloging. Skills in project management and interpersonal relations. Familiar with emerging metadata standards. Experience developing and writing procedures. Experience supervising and training other staff.

Compensation: Annual beginning salary of $40,000 with excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision care, educational) through the University of Missouri plus other fringe benefits including 75% tuition waiver. For more information on MU’s “Total Rewards” package, go to
To apply: Preference for applications received by May 9, 2012, but résumés will be accepted until the positions are filled. Only online application materials will be accepted. Position is available immediately. To apply, go to MU’s campus Human Resources office at and include a cover letter, resume and the names of three references. The Job ID # is 7332.
The University of Missouri Libraries is located at the flagship campus in Columbia, Missouri. Working at the University of Missouri in Columbia (MU) offers major learning opportunities in an ARL library with a sizable catalog department, NACO and SACO participation, and a history of support for leadership development.

The University of Missouri-Columbia is committed to cultural diversity and it is expected that successful candidate(s) will share in this commitment. MU is an equal opportunity/ADA institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. For ADA accommodations during the application process, please call 573-882-4701. Relay Missouri users call through 1-800-735-2966.
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