Director of Resource Management and Discovery

Missouri State University Libraries


Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


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Springfield, MO


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Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

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Supervisory Experience

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Type of Library


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Job Description

The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries invites applications for our Director of Resource Management and Discovery. Our team is looking for an experienced, innovative and user-centered leader with extensive knowledge of library technical services, including best practices and latest trends in the evolving role of libraries. This is a new senior administrative position reporting to the Dean of Libraries.

Through effective and efficient leadership, the Director will plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, set priorities, liaise with the Content Management Team, and manage all operational activities of the Resource Management and Discovery programs. This includes acquisitions, cataloging, discovery/accessibility, metadata, serials, and physical processing of materials for the Libraries’ collections. A key objective will be to balance operational functions with library initiatives and services. We’re looking for someone who will foster an environment of effective communication and collaboration with departmental and organizational faculty and staff.

Missouri State University is an EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer and institution.

The Community

MSU is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with over 24,000 students [], located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri with a vibrant population of over 500,000

HR Info

Candidates desiring further information are encouraged to contact the Committee Chair, Cherri Jones, at or 417-836-4546.

This position is a ranked, tenure-track faculty level with a competitive salary. Candidates can apply for Assistant Professor rank (, Associate Professor rank (, or make one application for each rank. 

Date of first consideration: February 28, 2018. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Posted Feb 1, 2018