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Electronic Resources Management Librarian, California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA


Our Mission — Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

About Us — California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University with 629 transfer students and welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2003. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities not only in the Cal State system but also in the nation. Indeed, in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges ranking, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI 20th among “Top Public Schools”. Moreover, CSUCI was ranked 20th of over 1,449 schools in CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Index (2020) and the 15th “Most Transformative College” (2020) in the nation by Money Magazine.CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. CSUCI is located in Ventura County and home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. We are proud to note that our campus is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 55% of our undergraduate students as Latina/o, 25% as White, 2% as African American, 5.5% as Asian-American, and 4% are multiracial. CSUCI is committed to diversifying our faculty to address the needs of our students in the 21st Century. We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving CSUCI’s growing diverse student body.

Diversity — CSUCI is taking steps to confront racism and advocate for justice and fairness for all people. We encourage applicants who are motivated to contribute and serve as colleagues to our tenure-track body that consists of 20.73% Latinx faculty, 2.44% African American faculty, 8.54% Asian-American faculty, 0% American Indian faculty, and 62.2% White faculty. CSUCI provides excellent faculty support services for new hires to settle in and join a collaborative and supportive community. With proper support, the successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the college and university.CI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population, welcoming people from all backgrounds, to sustain an environment in which all can thrive, create, work and learn.

About the Program

The John Spoor Broome Library team is comprised of 11 librarians and 11 staff members. A critical part of the CSUCI experience, the Library supports the learning and research communities of our diverse campus through its collections, and robust information literacy program. The Broome Library is prized by faculty and students alike for its careful attention to physical space, collections, special programming, and services such as equipment lending. The Library’s commitment to comprehensive reference service, active learning pedagogy, multicultural programming, and range of methods for gathering student input reflect its alignment with and support of the campus’s four mission centers. Furthermore, the integration of information literacy standards into the campus General Education learning outcomes creates an effective foundation for its core educational mission.

Purpose of Position — The Electronic Resources Management Librarian oversees the lifecycle of the Broome Library’s electronic resources, including licensing, discoverability, access & accessibility, administration & support, operating under the day-to-day supervision of the Head of Collections & Resource Management. This position develops, recommends, implements, & maintains an operational management strategy for the Library’s electronic resources. This Librarian monitors & manages the entire complex life cycles of e-serials, e-books, databases, & streaming video, & applies best practices for discoverability and accessibility of Library resources to improve electronic resource access, usability and accessibility. The position works collaboratively with Library faculty & staff, vendors, & campus IT Services to ensure seamless, and uninterrupted access to, and discovery of, the Library’s electronic resources.

Responsibilities — Creates & maintains policies & best practices related to electronic resource management in collaboration with various stakeholder groups including students, discipline faculty, academic support services, accessibility support services, & others to ensure timely & equitable access to academic research collectionsMaintains close working relationships with content providers, vendors, & campus & CSU partnersWorks to ensure adherence to license terms for electronic library resources including but not limited to database, e-book, & streaming media (facilitating data harvesting, clarifying license terms & costs, & developing & sharing usage reports) in consultation with Library stakeholders within & outside of the libraryProvides support to Library faculty & staff & patrons, as appropriate, to resolve e-resource access & discovery problemsProvides reference & research counseling to students, designs & delivery information literacy instruction, & conducts discipline specific subject liaison duties with discipline faculty colleagues as assignedSeeks feedback from Library faculty & staff to regularly improve electronic resource system functionalityTroubleshoots & identifies solutions for electronic resource management workflows & processesDesigns & manages workflows for loading records, & license management for locally-purchased subscriptionsCoordinates the management of the electronic consortial bibliographic records through the CSU Unified Library ManagementSystem (Alma/Primo VE), discovery (Primo, web), & user authentication platforms (EZproxy), & knowledge bases (SFX, Primo) in coordination with faculty & staff who have responsibility for Library acquisitions & programmingServes as the library liaison with the Chancellor’s Office, Ex Libris, & CSU Library groups directly relevant to library electronic resource management matters by participating in CSU-wide discussions, working groups & task forces related to electronic resource management in the CSU systemMonitors relevant Chancellor’s Office, Ex Libris, & CSU Library group listservs & communications to ensure effective communication of changes & developments relevant to ensuring access to electronic resourcesCreates resource usage reports for resource allocation, analysis, budget review, institutional assessment, accreditation needs, & state & federal reporting requirementsOversees LOCKSS & CLOCKSS e-resource preservation systems, in collaboration with the Library ProgrammerIdentifies emerging trends & technologies in e-resource management that have the potential for new & improved library service, as for example Open Educational Resources (OER)Provides reference & instruction services to a diverse student bodyCollaborates with librarians & university partners to integrate library collections & services across the curriculumServes on library & university committees & task forcesPursues scholarship as expected of a tenure-track position

Minimum Degree Requirements: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science (or equivalent foreign degree) by July 2021.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position Requirements

  • 3-5 years of professional library experience in electronic resource management, including experience working with vendors and publishers, negotiating licenses, and experience with other ER related applications such as link resolvers (esp. SFX) and proxy server configuration (esp. EZproxy) at time of application.
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to service excellence to a diverse community including a focus on first-generation, Latinx, African-American, Native American, and other historically underrepresented and marginalized groups.
  • At least two years’ experience with Alma, Primo Central Discovery Index, and Primo/Primo VE.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant standards and practices, such as OpenURL, COUNTER, SUSHI, EDI, and KBART.
  • Basic knowledge of Oracle and SQL.
  • Technical aptitude and ability to learn new programs as necessary.
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
  • Evidence of effective cross-cultural interpersonal and communication skills (i.e., multicultural competencies).
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse environment, prioritizing work to ensure that departmental and Library goals are realized per stated specifications.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, proven problem solving ability, flexibility, and ability to meet deadlines successfully in a complex, dynamic, and diverse environment with competing demands.
  • Understanding of the multi-faceted roles libraries play in higher education and the broader community; knowledge of information technology trends and appreciation of the importance and impact of technology in academic libraries.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of successful mentoring historically marginalized students with special focus on first-generation, Latinx, Black/African-American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian-American students.

As a condition of employment, this position will require a background check. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience using best ERM practices in working effectively in the complex landscape of digital content management including streaming media licensing and administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in creating and maintaining comprehensive discoverability and accessibility of a rich collection of digital resources (databases, e-books, streaming media, statistical data sets, etc.).
  • Evidence of cultivating relationships with faculty, students, staff, and community members to encourage collaborative partnerships.
  • Experience working with library users of diverse ages, as well as from various socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Experience teaching library instruction to a diverse student body.
  • Experience providing reference services to a diverse population.
  • Dedication to research and scholarship in the field of library and information sciences

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