Open Rank - Electronic Resources Management Librarian

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Program:  Broome Library 

Rank:  Open Rank, Tenure Track

Title: Open Rank - Electronic Resources Management Librarian

Effective Date of Appointment:  01/03/2023
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

About the University: 

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among “Top Public Schools” in its 2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its “Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students. Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success.

CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx, 9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.

Diversity Statement:  

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI Mission Statement:

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.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You:

CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.

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.

The Broome Library values inclusive excellence. To address the ways in which structural racism is embedded in library practices, the Broome Library is committed to developing, stewarding and improving access to collections that reflect and represent the voices and experiences of BIPOC and other historically underrepresented and marginalized communities. We believe that the library is a powerful force for equity and we embrace the strategies for excellence as articulated by the Association of College & Research Libraries which value different ways of knowing, and seek to identify, and work to eliminate barriers to inclusive and equitable services, spaces, resources, and scholarship.

About the Position: 

The Electronic Resources Management Librarian oversees the lifecycle of the Broome Library’s electronic resources, including licensing, discoverability, access and accessibility, administration and support, operating under the day-to-day supervision of the Head of Collections & Resource Management, and works closely with a supportive team including a Systems Librarian, a Library Programmer, and an Acquisitions Specialist.

This position develops, recommends, and implements and maintains an operational management strategy for the Library’s electronic resources. The Electronic Resources Management Librarian monitors and manages the entire complex life cycles of e-serials, e-books, databases, and streaming video, and 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 and staff, vendors, and campus IT Services to ensure seamless, and uninterrupted access to, and discovery of, the Library’s electronic resources.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science (or equivalent foreign degree) by start date.

Required Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of professional library experience in ERM, including experience with vendors and publishers, and licenses, and experience with other ERM-related applications.
  • Minimum of 1-2 two years of experience with a unified resource management system(s), or integrated library system(s), preferably Alma, Primo Central Discovery Index and Primo/Primo VE.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant standards and practices, such as OpenURL, COUNTER, and MARC.
  • Demonstrated technical aptitude and ability to learn new programs as necessary.
  • Knowledge of information technology trends that demonstrates understanding of the impact of technology in academic libraries.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse environment, prioritizing work to ensure that departmental and Library goals are realized per stated specifications.
  • Demonstrated effective 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.
  • Evidence of ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • In-depth experience with Alma, Primo Central Discovery Index and Primo/Primo VE.
  • Working knowledge of relational database management systems, such as Oracle, and experience using and creating SQLs, or other comparable programming language(s).
  • Experience providing leadership in best ERM practices in managing access to digital content, databases, e-books, e-journals, and streaming media licensing.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service excellence to a diverse community including a focus on first-generation, BIPOC, and other historically marginalized groups.


  • Oversees management of the Library’s electronic resources in Ex Libris Alma/Primo system, including but not limited to, providing access, administration, and support.
  • Manages lifecycle of electronic resources including databases, e-books, e-journals, and streaming media in a local and consortial environment.
  • Contributes to, and maintains, policies and best practices related to ERM in collaboration with campus stakeholders.
  • Maintains close working relationships with content providers, vendors, and campus and CSU consortial partners.
  • Provides support for licensing of Library’s electronic resources, such as databases, e-books, e-journals, and streaming media.
  • Oversees reporting and troubleshooting of electronic resources in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Develops, manages, and documents workflows for processing locally and consortium-purchased e-resources, and ensure workflows are coordinated with other relevant units.
  • Evidences ability to learn technical skills that enhance understanding and administration of electronic resources.
  • Serves as a library liaison with the Chancellor’s Office, Ex Libris, and CSU Library groups.
  • Provides reference and instruction services to a diverse student body as needed.
  • Collaborates with librarians and university partners to integrate library collections and services across the curriculum.
  • Serves on library and university committees and task forces.
  • Pursues scholarship as expected of a tenure-track librarian.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin August 29,2022. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. The names and email addresses of three references;
  4. A statement of your philosophy of librarianship that includes your perspectives on working with diverse communities, including a focus on first-generation, BIPOC, and other historically marginalized groups.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:

CSUCI Jobs - Electronic Resources Management Librarian

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:

This is an open rank position. Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

General Information:

  • Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
  • The person holding this position may be 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.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at