Research and Instruction Librarian, Pickler Memorial Library

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November 1, 2021

Pickler Memorial Library at Truman State University is seeking applicants for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian. Primary responsibilities include designing and conducting instructional sessions as part of the library’s information literacy program, providing high quality reference and research assistance, participating in the library's collection development program and serving as liaison to one or more disciplines. The successful candidate will also monitor trends in emerging technologies and work with staff to implement those that support library services and instruction. This public service position includes some evening and weekend hours.

Pickler Memorial Library is a member of MOBIUS, a multi-state consortium of academic and public libraries.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s of Library/Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, goals, and methods of information literacy instruction with a demonstrated ability to teach.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies.
  • Familiarity with web design.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of information resources and tools to support research assistance to patrons.
  • Strong commitment to public service and teamwork with the ability to work successfully with faculty, staff, and students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with WordPress for website design.
  • Experience with instruction and reference services in an academic library setting.
  • Experience using Social Media for marketing and promotion of library services.


Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University: 
Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 4,000 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the challenging academics in a supportive environment. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree. Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report, and Washington Monthly consistently ranks Truman as one of the best master’s universities in the nation. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgments, visit

The Community:
Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to being the home of Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and features a medical school, dental school and community college, and the Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence. The community takes pride in several annual events including the Round Barn Blues Festival and the FLATS Trail Half-Marathon. The charming downtown area features an arts center, as well as several local shops and restaurants. It is also the site of numerous community events including the Red, White and Blue Festival in the summer and the Red Barn Arts and Craft Festival each fall. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at

To Apply:

Candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, both undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the contact information for three professional references. Electronic submission of application materials is preferred and the process can be completed at:

Materials may also be submitted to or by mail to:


Human Resources

Truman State University

McClain Hall 101

100 E. Normal Ave.

Kirksville, MO  63501


Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and continue until position is filled. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.


Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Direct inquiries to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and


Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or




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