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Responsibilities:   Reporting to the Head of Metadata and Digitization Services, the successful candidate will provide leadership and expertise in bibliographic resources management for the unit. The Resource Management Coordinator will be responsible for performing ongoing batch process functions including lists creation, global updates, authority reports, and bibliographic record loads from various systems such as Marcive, Serials Solutions, YBP PromptCat, OCLC and the Innovative system. The position will also oversee the quality control activities including management of the bibliographic, item and authority records in the Innovative system; manage records retrieval and labeling process of cataloged materials; supervise and monitor collections transfer/withdrawal projects; oversee the work of serials volumes data input from binding unit; develop and document policies and procedures on the department intranet site; participate in planning, goal-setting, and assessing the effectiveness of staff and operations within the unit. The position supervises the work of 3.5 FTE classified staff employees and 1-2 students.

Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Qualifications:   Required:   Master degree from an ALA-accredited library program. Experience in operating batch processing of records using different systems and applications. Experience with a bibliographic utility or ILS for data exchange, report and global update functions. Thorough knowledge of current resource description standards/formats and OCLC systems and functions. Demonstrated supervisory experience. Excellent teamwork, communication and project management skills.   Preferred: Experience or familiarity with III Sierra, bibliographic authority maintenance, and quality control. Knowledge of FRBR, linked data and semantic web concepts.

Salary:   $56,000 to $59,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.           

Library Information:   The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, 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. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at:

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, improving outreach, and increasing national recognition. Further information and the complete document are available at: strategic-directions . The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and the further the Tier One effort ( We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.

General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of about 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation.

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 very reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities (

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:

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000. Applications may also be submitted by email to: .

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or .

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