Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services

Houston, TX
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Created: April 13, 2017


Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services

Rice University is seeking a creative and future-oriented leader
as the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services. The successful candidate
will provide leadership both in managing current staff and services and
in collaboratively envisioning and implementing evolving services of
this user-oriented department. The position reports to the Assistant
University Librarian for Technical Services.

Responsibilities: Serves as direct manager of the Cataloging & Metadata
Services Department, with a staff of 15 FTE. Direct reports are:
Metadata/Copy Cataloging Team Lead, Metadata Coordinator, Database and
Metadata Management Coordinator and four specialized professional
catalogers. The department’s responsibilities are wide-ranging, and
include adding record sets to the catalog for electronic resource
packages, creating order records in the library system, providing
metadata and consultations for a broad range of local digital
initiatives and cleanup routines in the institutional repository.
Current library collections budget is $12.2 million. The position is
responsible for strategizing to improve discoverability of the library’s
resources. The position manages departmental projects and participates
in inter-departmental and library-wide committees and work groups
established to further various aspects of the Fondren Library mission.

Required Qualifications include:
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science
Two years of experience as successful manager of a library cataloging unit
Demonstrated commitment to staff development and continuing education
Leadership skills and an ability to reach consensus with diverse
Ability to recommend solutions in areas not under direct supervision
Thorough knowledge of principles and standards for cataloging and
metadata, including standard codes, machine coding standards and linked
data principles

Preferred qualifications:
Experience in an academic library
System migration experience

Salary & benefits: $69,000 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
(http://www.rice.edu/fondren) is a research library with over 2.8
million volumes and over 155,000 serial titles, including titles
available through aggregators. The Library has a state-of-the-art
off-site shelving facility. An active program of digital resource
delivery and development is grounded in successful collaboration among
library and university staff from Digital Scholarship Services, other
library departments and university information technology staff.

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. For more information, see:

Applications received by May 24, 2017 will receive first consideration.
Please apply with cover letter, résumé, and the names, titles,
addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references
at: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/10206. Inquiries: Melinda Reagor
Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or reagor@rice.edu. Rice University is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

How to apply


Melinda Reagor Flannery
Assistant University Librarian for Technical Services
Rice University
Fondren Library-MS44
B52D Fondren
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77251-1827
713.348.5862 (fax)


Published: Friday, April 28, 2017 17:04 UTC

Last updated: Friday, April 28, 2017 17:04 UTC