Sr. Library Information Specialist, Copy Cataloger & Finishing Supervisor (Cataloging & Resource Management)

Priority consideration given to applications submitted by October 29, 2023

The Copy Cataloger & Finishing Supervisor is responsible for providing copy cataloging for all formats, creating holdings and item records, and supervising student assistants who perform finishing of materials for Miller Nichols Library, including special collections, the Health Sciences Library, and the Law Library. This position is essential to achieving total automated access to all materials and discovery of these materials in the UMKC Libraries and shared catalogs. The position requires knowledge of cataloging, the ability to work independently, and high productivity. The Copy Cataloger & Finishing Supervisor reports to the Head of Cataloging & Resource Management.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and at least 1 year of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in libraries.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Bibliographic proficiency with French, German, or Italian.  
  • Experience with academic library technology (e.g., OCLC, RDA Toolkit, ClassWeb).
  • Experience cataloging a variety of bibliographical formats, including print and electronic.
  • Knowledge of music and special collections materials.

Full Time/Part Time

Fully-benefit-eligible, 40-hours per week (1.0 FTE).


Salary will be commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity. The anticipated hiring range for this position is $17.02 – $18.50 per hour.


40 hours, flexible between 7am-5pm Monday- Friday, located in Room 308 of Miller Nichols Library. The UMKC University Libraries support flexible work arrangements in keeping with the Flexible Work Arrangement Policy.

Application Deadline

Open until filled, for best consideration apply by October 29, 2023.

Application Instructions

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: Lynn Gullickson Spencer, Head of Cataloging & Resource Management. For all inquiries about the position, please contact the UMKC University Libraries Administration Office at (816) 235-1531 or

Equal Employment Opportunity

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research, and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.  In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement. 

Equal Opportunity

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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations, or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

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Benefit Eligibility

We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more. 

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university’s most important resource. 

In addition, this position is eligible for professional development travel and training funding.

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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

Conference Room 325

Located on the Third Floor of Miller Nichols Library. For access, enter the library at the north ground floor entrance or the west first floor entrance. Then take the stairs or the elevator to the third floor..

Map of third floor of Miller Nichols Library