Rice University is seeking a dynamic, service-oriented Metadata 
Coordinator who will provide leadership in evaluation and application of 
current and emerging metadata standards.This position will expand use of 
non-MARC metadata schemas for content description and access, 
collaborating with others on local and regional digital projects as 
appropriate.In addition, the Metadata Coordinator provides training or 
technical advice to library staff regarding resource description and 
metadata assignment. This position serves as a primary resource person 
for the library on metadata practice,providing significant input on 
relevant policies and procedures.The position reports to the Head of 
Cataloging and Metadata Services Department in Technical Services.The 
Department includes 6 exempt, 5 non-exempt, and 3 part-time temporary 
staff, plus student workers.

*Responsibilities*:Provides leadership in a team environment with other 
staff to evaluate and apply appropriate metadata schemas to provide 
description and access to various digital projects of the Library and 
Rice University.Responsible for associated authority and quality 
control.Assists in development and ongoing review of local policies and 
procedures for such applications.Stays up-to-date with national metadata 
standards and schemas and is responsible for interpreting and adapting 
those for local purposes.Acts as liaison for metadata projects with 
other departments within the library and/or other campus groups and 
individuals.Provides training or technical advice to library staff 
regarding resource description and metadata assignment.

Assists and/or manages special cataloging projects undertaken by the 
Department as assigned by the Department Head. May lead project 
staff.Participates in departmental and library-wide committees and work 
groups established to further various aspects of the Fondren Library 
mission.Assists in other cataloging activities as needed.

*Requirements:*ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science; two 
years of related experience specializing in metadata or 
cataloging.Successful project management experience.Excellent oral and 
written communication skills; project management skills; proven ability 
to solve problems; leadership and training skills and an ability to 
reach consensus with diverse constituencies; ability to recommend 
solutions in areas not under direct supervision; flexibility in 
performing different tasks as library needs change; commitment to 
enhancing services through teamwork; ability to prioritize work to 
ensure that departmental and library goals are realized; demonstrated 
commitment to staff development and continuing education; ability to 
work without close supervision; thorough knowledge of MARC and non-MARC 
metadata standards and practices (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, MODS, 
METS, OAI, etc.) and demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging 
metadata practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of institutional 
repository platforms, preferably DSpace; knowledge of OCLC and vendor 
services; knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Sirsi.

*Preferred qualifications:*Experience as a librarian in an academic 
library.Familiarity with DSpace.

*Salary & benefits*:$52,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate 
with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 
benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including 
TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance; and tuition waiver.

*Environment:*Rice University provides a stimulating work environment, 
with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library 
services supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library 
( is a research library with over 2.8 million 
volumes and over 140,000 serial subscriptions. The Library has a 
state-of-the-art offsite shelving facility and completed a major 
building renovation project in 2006.  An active program of digital 
resource development and delivery is underway.

Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city, with world-class visual and 
performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. The 
fourth largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of 
living and easy proximity to the Gulf Coast.

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Applications received by February 11, 2014 will receive first 
consideration.  Please apply with cover letter, resume, and the names, 
titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three 
references at:  
Melinda Reagor Flannery, Assistant University Librarian/Search 
Coordinator at (713) 348-3773 or e-mail [log in to unmask] 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.  Rice University is an affirmative-action, 
equal-opportunity employer.

Melinda Reagor Flannery
Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services
Rice University
Fondren Library-MS44
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
713.348.5862 (fax)