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Electronic Resources Management Librarian, Cal Poly Pomona University Library, (Pomona, CA)

Collections, Acquisitions, and Resource Discovery Services Unit

Cal Poly Pomona University Library

*Deadline Extended — July 17, 2023 for first consideration

Salary Range: $78,000-$79,332 annually ($6,500-$6,611 monthly)

Position Details

As a faculty member of the Collections, Acquisitions, and Resource Discovery Services (CARDS) Unit, the Electronic Resources Management (ERM) Librarian provides leadership in overseeing the lifecycle of the University Library’s extensive electronic collections and assists in administering the daily operations of the University Library, primarily within the ERM Unit. In collaboration with CARDS, other Library units, and colleagues across the California State University (CSU) system, the librarian is responsible for managing the acquisition, maintenance, and assessment of these electronic resources as well as their equitable discoverability and accessibility by the campus community in support of the University’s academic curricula, research needs, and student success initiatives.


  1. Plans, coordinates, and manages the daily maintenance, discoverability, and access to the University Library’s electronic resources and collections in Alma and Primo VE.
  1. Assists with the management of two FTE ERM staff in the CARDS department in collaboration with the CARDS Unit Head and provide coverage as unit lead when necessary.
  1. In collaboration with the CARDS Unit Head, Collections Team, subject librarians, and other Library units, supports electronic collection development by creating and analyzing usage reports for electronic resources and conducts research on new electronic resource products and services; make recommendations and contribute to data-driven collection development and budget allocation decisions or other data- and product-analysis projects.
  1. Provides leadership and expertise in the management of electronic resources configuration for Alma, Primo VE, CDI, EZProxy, and other ERM-related applications.
  1. Leads electronic resources troubleshooting efforts in collaboration with the CARDS Unit Head and Library Technology Services (LTS) Unit.
  1. Participates in licensing agreement interpretation and licensing workflows.
  1. Monitors emerging trends, technologies, and current issues in electronic resources management, including open access and open educational resources, data ethics, copyright, publishing, systems, and other related areas.
  1. Participates in the activities of the University Library such as the planning, development, and assessment of the Library’s services, operations, programs, policies, and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. ALA-accredited Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent degree in a field relevant to information technology (computer science, information management systems, etc.).
  1. Experience in and or a demonstrated capacity to oversee and/or support the lifecycle of electronic resources management, including acquisitions, maintenance, assessment, troubleshooting, and/or discoverability in an academic, research, or larger public library.
  1. Evidence of excellent analytical, organizational, communication, project management, and proactive problem-solving skills.
  1. A commitment and a record of contributions to student success through applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service. This will be described in the Student Success Statement, which must address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  1. Experience with electronic resources management in library management systems and discovery layer systems such as Ex Libris’s Alma, Alma Analytics, Primo VE, CDI, or other similar systems.
  1. Experience with or working knowledge of relevant standards, initiatives, tools, and services, such as COUNTER, SUSHI, OpenURL resolvers, and proxy servers such as EZProxy and SSO.
  1. Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze, and provide meaningful interpretation of electronic resource usage statistics in support of collection development.
  1. Demonstrated knowledge with emerging technologies and trends related to electronic resources and scholarly/academic publishing.
  1. Experience working with vendors and other electronic content providers.
  1. Experience with or demonstrated willingness to learn workflows and processes related to interpreting, managing, and negotiating licensing agreements.
  1. Experience with leadership, supervising, and/or training in the use of new procedures, tools, or services.
  1. Experience with or demonstrated willingness to participate in collaborative and creative activities conducted within the campus workplace and/or within a consortia environment.

How to Apply

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