Technical Services



Working with other library staff, the Technical Services division provides essential services that sustain the research mission of the University. This division acquires resources for the library’s collection and organizes and maintains them according to local and national standards. These functions enable  discovery of library resources and permit access to them for the entire user community.

The Technical Services division of Fondren Library consists of three departments:

  • Acquisitions
  • Cataloging and Metadata Services
  • Preservation Services


  • Purchasing and receiving materials selected by Collection Development librarians
  • Adding records to the catalog when materials are ordered
  • Cataloging items when they arrive
  • Maintaining the online catalog
  • Receiving and binding of periodicals
  • Maintaining electronic resources
  • Maintaining the collection
  • Preserving the entire collection
  • Participating in digital library projects
  • Licensing materials


Contact Information

Technical Services is not open to the general public.


Telephone numbers:
713-348-5219, Main
713-348-4811, Acquisitions
713-348-2568, Cataloging & Metadata
713-348-2602, Preservation Services


Mailing Addresses:

Technical Services
Fondren Library MS 44
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Fondren Library MS 230
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Fondren Library MS 235
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

Staff List

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Head of Acquisitions
Music Catalog Librarian
Staff Assistant
Preservation Librarian
Electronic Resources Assistant
Metadata Analyst
Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services
Copy Cataloger
Assistant University Librarian for IT and Technical Services
Copy Cataloger Metadata Assistant
Copy Cataloger
Original Monograph/Special Formats Cataloger
Senior Metadata Assistant
Senior Electronic Resources Assistant
Senior Electronic Resources Librarian
Library Receiving Clerk
Accounting Assistant III
Database & Metadata Management Coordinator
Preservation Assistant
Electronic Resources Librarian
Metadata/Copy Cataloging Unit Team Lead
Copy Cataloger
Library Receiving Coordinator
Senior Metadata Assistant
Chinese Catalog Librarian
Mail Clerk
Library Receiving Clerk