Special Collections Library Assistant Job at University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

  • University of Central Missouri
  • Warrensburg, MO

Job Description

Position Information

Position Title

Special Collections Library Assistant

Working Title

Special Collections Library Assistant


260100 - Kirkpatrick Library

Pay Rate






Position Number




Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include competitive salary; health, dental, vision, life insurance, AD & D, long-term disability; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 3 weeks of accrued sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays; retirement; and generous education assistance for an employee, spouse and dependent children taking classes at UCM .

A complete UCM online application for employment, cover letter and resume required.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Monday - Friday; 8 am to 5 pm

Bargaining Unit


Work Location

Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date


Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

Provide support for library special collections.

Support logistical activities regarding the annual Children's Literature Festival.

Supervise and schedule student employees.

Serve at the Library Services Desk to help users with their research needs and usage of the library based on knowledge of library services, resources and library policies.

Other duties as assigned.

Education & Formal Training

Other Education & Formal Training

Bachelor of Arts or Sciences. Degree in library science or closely relate field is preferred.

Education may be substituted for experience or experience substituted for education based on the following equivalencies: AA = 2 years; BA/BS = 4 years; MA/MA = 6 years; PhD = 8 years.

Computer Skills

Word-Processing, Spreadsheet


One (1) year customer service-related experience required.

One (1) year library experience preferred.

One (1) year supervisory experience preferred.

Experience managing a small team or student employee supervision preferred.

One (1) year circulation/reserves experience preferred.

Library experience with computerized bibliographic database utilities and management systems preferred.

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:

Criminal History check

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:

Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

Ability to teach patrons basic information-seeking skills in a professional manner.

Ability to calmly resolve issues with challenging patrons in a professional manner.

Working knowledge of reference materials preferred.

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:

Lifting (weight) - 40 lbs

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Ability to manipulate full book trucks of large books.

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:

Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions

Other Special Working Conditions

Ability to Keyboard

No keyboarding test required.

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * International students on an F1or J1 Visa are not eligible for this position due to Visa regulations. Are you a UCM student on an F1 or J1 Visa?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Immediate start, Monday to Friday,

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