Metadata Services Coordinator

Houston, Texas
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Salary: $68,000-$70,000
Created: August 30, 2021


University of Houston Libraries is seeking applicants for the position of Metadata Services Coordinator in the Metadata and Digitization Services Department of UH Libraries.

Reporting to the Head of Metadata and Digitization Services, the Metadata Services Coordinator provides leadership and expertise in developing creative, collaborative, and sustainable solutions for metadata creation and management for UH Libraries digital collections. Responsibilities also include: providing support and consultation for both UH Libraries and UH campus repository metadata needs, such as the creation and maintenance of descriptive, technical, and preservation metadata; identifying and promoting opportunities for collaborative metadata projects with internal and external constituents; reviewing, developing, and implementing metadata application protocols, policies, and procedures; contributing to research data management and geospatial data initiatives; and tracking trends, innovations, and best practices affecting metadata and digital collections. This position supervises a team of two full-time metadata specialists, part-time metadata staff, and student workers.


For a more detailed job description with required/preferred qualification, and to apply, see:




  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program 

  • Experience with descriptive and preservation metadata standards, such as Dublin Core, DACS, MODS, VRA Core, METS, or PREMIS 

  • Working knowledge of resource description practices and an understanding of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and ontologies 

  • Experience with digital asset management systems, such as Samvera, CONTENTdm, or DSpace 

  • Experience with the creation and management of digital objects in various text, audio, and visual formats 

  • Familiarity with linked data, wikidata, and semantic web concepts 

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment 


  • Metadata consultation experience for academic research support 

  • Knowledge of, or experience with, XML and RDF processing technologies and programming languages 

  • Knowledge of geospatial metadata standards 

  • Familiarity with archival finding aids description and practice 

  • Supervisory, leadership, or project management experience


Salary: $68,000 to $70,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.


Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at Visit the UH Libraries Employment page for more information: Potential applicants seeking further information should contact Christina Gola, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development, at 713-743-9761 or


Library Information: UH Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, HathiTrust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. The University Libraries’ total staff is 160 FTE, including 62 professionals. Additional information about UH Libraries is available at: UH Libraries is in the process of developing a new strategic plan in alignment with the University’s ambitious new plan: We seek to recruit librarians who can relate the directions of the university to, and understand their role in, advancing these strategic imperatives. University of Houston Libraries respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. Our organization serves one of the most diverse campuses in the nation and seeks to recruit and retain a similar community of library professionals.


General information: The University of Houston campus comprises 14 colleges offering close to 80 degree programs, with an enrollment of more than 45,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a reasonable cost of living. For additional information, including information about Houston’s flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: For information about housing and living in Houston see:


Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation. 

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the university prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

How to apply


Apply at the above URL. Potential applicants seeking further information should contact:

Christina Gola, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development, UH Libraries

Office: 713-743-9761

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Published: Monday, August 30, 2021 18:41 UTC

Last updated: Monday, August 30, 2021 18:41 UTC