Library Information Specialist

Priority consideration given to applications submitted by August 1, 2022

This position provides patron assistance at the Miller Nichols Library First Floor Services Desk. Stores and picks books and journals from the library automated retrieval system, Robot. Responsible for assisting patrons with circulation desk functions; assisting patrons with basic reference questions; and assisting patrons with basic printing and scanning issues. Indirectly supervises student assistants. Works with security guard assigned to building and UMKC Police to maintain safe, secure environment for library patrons.  Responsible for closing the Circulation Services Department and assisting with closing the Miller Nichols Library. Other duties as assigned.

The position will contribute to a safe and respectful environment for all users and employees of the UMKC Libraries. Exemplifies the UMKC Statement of Values and the University Libraries Values.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least two years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • One to two years’ experience in a library setting
  • Successful customer service experience
  • Successful supervisory experience

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time (40 hrs/wk) night/weekends.


$15.00 – $16.00, plus eligible for $.70 shift differential for evening shift per HR policy 213


This position is responsible for closing the library and the Circulation Services Department on Tuesday through Thursday for a total of eight hours between 4:15 PM and 12:15 AM (working until 12:15 AM) as well as Friday and Saturday for a total eight hours between 2:15 PM and 10:15 PM (working until 10:15 PM).

Hours vary during intersession and summer session based on library’s needs and hours of operation. The library is closed most weekends during intersessions (usually closing Monday – Thursday at 7:00 PM and Fri 5:00 PM). During intersessions, this position is typically scheduled to work 11:15 AM – 7:15 PM Monday – Thursday and 9:15 AM – 5:15 PM Friday. During the eight-week summer session the library closes at 10:00 PM Sunday – Thursday and 6:00 PM Friday – Saturday. For these eight weeks, this position is typically scheduled to work 2:15 PM – 10:15 PM Tuesday – Thursday and 10:15 AM – 6:15 PM Friday and Saturday.

Position may be asked to cover occasional other shifts in absence of other employees.

Any permanent schedule changes must be approved by the Supervisor.

Application Deadline

August 1, 2022

Application Instructions

Apply through E-Recruit

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter that directly addresses how you meet the requirements of the position, resume or curriculum vitae, and list of 3 references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a single attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). 

For questions about how applicants apply, please call UMKC Human Resources at (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

You may address your cover letter to: Jon Hern, Sr Library Information Specialist. For all inquiries about the position, please contact the UMKC University Libraries Administration Office at (816) 235-1531 or

Equal Employment Opportunity

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor – Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:


Case dimensions: 5’ long x 30” wide x 9” high sitting atop 3’ legs

Glass exhibit table


The First Floor Gallery is located just inside the main entrance of the Miller Nichols Library.

Wall with exhibit content