Rice University is seeking a creative, dynamic, service-oriented 
Database & Metadata Management Coordinator. The successful candidate 
will provide leadership in performing and managing bibliographic data 
quality control, database maintenance and problem resolution. The 
position reports to the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services in 
Technical Services.

*Responsibilities*:Coordinates authority control of both MARC and 
non-MARC metadata to ensure that they meet local and national standards. 
Develops new and effective approaches to quality control, consulting 
with various stakeholders as appropriate. Serves as a liaison to 
authority and database enrichment vendors and manages the loading and 
quality control for vendor-supplied data. Collaborates with other staff 
to provide leadership in transitioning the department to a post-MARC 
communication format as we continue to contribute metadata to the local 
institutional repository and proactively explore linked data, the 
semantic Web and BIBFRAME. Assists in and/or manages special projects 
undertaken by the Department as assigned by the Department Head. 
Participates in departmental and library-wide committees and work groups 
established to further various aspects of the Fondren Library mission. 
May lead project teams. Assists in other cataloging activities as needed.

*Required Qualifications:*

-ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science

-two years of successful related experience in quality & authority 
control of MARC and non-MARC metadata

-some successful project management experience, preferably in an 
academic library.

-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, MODS, METS, etc.).

-Knowledge of emerging trends and practices with linked data, semantic 
web applications, BIBFRAME, and authority/identifier initiatives (e.g. 

-Experience with vendor authority control processes, preferably Marcive 
authorities processing.

-Experience with loading large vendor record sets.

-Knowledge of database maintenance practices, including experience using 
global changes to clean up data.

-Experience creating and manipulating data sets; experience with 
metadata crosswalks.

-Knowledge of the new cataloging standard, Resource Description and 
Access (RDA).

-Knowledge of OCLC.

-Knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably Sirsi.

-High level of proficiency using MarcEdit.
-Knowledge of institutional repositories platforms, preferably DSpace.

*Preferred qualifications**:*Experience with XML, XSLT, and/or other 
tools or macros for large-scale editing/transforming of metadata; 
experience with developing macros and/or scripts to enhance productivity

*Salary & benefits*:$53,300 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 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 August 8, 2016 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: Inquiries: Melinda 
Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or [log in to unmask] Rice University is 
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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)