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Continuing Resources Cataloger

University of Missouri

University of Missouri - Ellis Library

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


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Columbia, MO


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Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

The University of Missouri Libraries (MU Libraries) invites applications for the full-time, NTT Librarian position of Continuing Resources Cataloger. This librarian provides access to library continuing resources through descriptive metadata, subject analysis, and classification by performing original and copy cataloging; maintains current holdings of monographic series and serials; and participates in planning, including developing unit, departmental, and project goals, priorities, and procedures at a departmental, library, and UM System level. A successful candidate with no experience cataloging continuing resources will be required to complete format-specific training after hire.

Responsibilities Include:

§  Perform original and copy cataloging of print and electronic continuing resources for the University Libraries, following approved standards and procedures including RDA, LC-PCC, and CONSER Guidelines. This process includes modifying bibliographic, item, order, and holdings records.

§  Perform serial record maintenance for print materials by updating bibliographic records when serials cease, titles or frequencies change, holdings change, and or other modifications to serials to ensure accurate description.

§  Participate in planning, including developing unit, departmental, and project goals, priorities, and procedures at a departmental, library, and UM System level.

§  Maintains accurate serials holdings for the libraries and oversees print retention projects.

§  Maintains series authority records and makes decisions regarding description and classification of monographic series.

§  Other duties as assigned.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info


Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with experience. Negotiable from $51,500.

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: http://library.missouri.edu/staff/libguides/Governance%20Document_rev2019.pdf.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.

Additional Info & Requirements

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 consortium. For more information on the University of Missouri and the Columbia area, please visit the following: • University of Missouri - Columbia • University of Missouri Libraries • Columbia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau 

The Community


§  ALA-accredited Master’s degree

The successful candidate will also be evaluated on the following:

§  Experience or familiarity with CONSER standards

§  Experience as or willingness to become a NACO contributor

§  Experience with or willingness to learn requirements for cataloging government publications

§  Experience cataloging materials in any format with knowledge of RDA, LCSH, and Library of Congress Classification; paraprofessional experience will be considered.

This position may require:

§  Ability to obtain/place materials on shelves at ground level and on shelves up to nine feet in height using step stools, ladders, or other devices.

§  Ability to identify call numbers where lighting may be compromised, on shelves at ground level and on shelves up to nine feet in height using step stools, ladders, or other devices.

§  Ability to move a book cart weighing at least 200 lbs. (these are on wheels).

§  Ability to transport several books at one time and/or move boxes of books (up to 50 pounds).

§  May expose you to mold and dust.

§  Ability to perform very detailed work.

HR Info

Application Materials

Apply online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings with Job ID 44033. A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application. Preference for applications received by March 24, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For questions related to this position or search, please contact search committee chair Seth Huber at huberse@missouri.edu

Posted Feb 15, 2023