Electronic Resources Management Librarian

Pomona, CA
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Salary: $78,000-$79,332 annually ($6,500-$6,611 monthly)
Created: February 2, 2023


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty position as Electronic Resources Management Librarian in the Collections, Acquisitions, and Resource Discovery Services Unit of the University Library.  Cal Poly Pomona is one of three polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 12 such institutions nationwide. Since its founding in 1938, Cal Poly Pomona students have participated in an integrative experiential learning education that is inclusive, relevant, and values diverse perspectives and experiences. With a variety of degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and professional disciplines, the university is well known for its learn-by-doing approach and Teacher Scholar Model

The university is noted for its scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, which was once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. We acknowledge that Cal Poly Pomona resides on the territorial and homelands of the Tongva and Tataavium people who are the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar. The university’s nearly 30,000 students are taught and mentored by the campus’s more than 1,400 faculty as part of 54 Baccalaureate and 29 Master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in educational leadership. 

Highly regarded among its peer institutions, Cal Poly Pomona is No. 3 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of top public regional universities in the west and was named the No. 28 best value college in the nation by Money Magazine. Cal Poly Pomona, a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, stands as a national leader in promoting social mobility, and was placed among the 25 top institutions in the country in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minoritized students by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.  

The Cal Poly Pomona campus is located less than 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles at the intersection of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and deserts. For additional information about the university, please visit www.cpp.edu, and for more about faculty life, please see YourLife@CPP.

Student Population

California residents comprise the majority (96%) of applicants to undergraduate programs at Cal Poly Pomona – nearly half (49%) of new students were transfers in Fall 2020.  58% of Cal Poly Pomona students are first generation, 70% receive financial aid, and 44% qualify as Pell-eligible.  The university enrolls a diverse student body that identifies as 49% Latinx, 21% Asian, 15% White, 3% Black, 5% International, 3% two or more races, 3% unknown, and less than 1% Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander and less than 1% Native American Indigenous. 39% of the student body were STEM majors with the top enrolled programs including psychology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology, and computer science.

Inclusive Excellence Criteria  

We aspire to be the model inclusive polytechnic university in the nation. We have a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to educational experiences that leverage the diverse perspectives and experiences needed to succeed and thrive in a diverse society. 

Tenure track faculty hires will demonstrate a commitment and record of contributions through their teaching, scholarship, or service to these inclusive excellence criteria (a minimum of two must be addressed in the Student Success Statement):

  1. Integrates the values of equity and inclusivity into their teaching, scholarship and/or service contributions with diverse student populations;
  2. Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups and communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;
  3. Adopts teaching strategies that support the learning and success of students from diverse student populations;
  4. Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;
  5. Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;
  6. Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline;
  7. Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;
  8. Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;
  9. Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and
  10. Has expertise in or demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship and/or service that contributes to access, diversity, and equal opportunity in higher education.

University Library 

As an essential department within the Division of Academic Affairs, the University Library supports student learning and success and fosters faculty productivity by providing efficient access to resources, information, and data and offers a full suite of public services including research support, instructional services, and public programming for students, faculty, staff, and the general community in support of the University's instruction, research, and public service mission. The library serves as one of the key public spaces on campus for students to work, study, and collaborate. The library faculty and staff strive to create a welcoming, inclusive, and innovative learning environment that fosters exploration, discovery, research, and scholarship while offering students a variety of study spaces and technology to support their academic studies. 

Collections, Acquisitions, and Resource Discovery Services Unit 

Collections, Acquisitions, and Resource Discovery Services (CARDS) is the backstage hub of the University Library responsible for the acquisition, access, maintenance, preservation, and discoverability of all the Library's print and electronic collections. The department includes two library faculty, seven full-time staff, and up to five student assistants. The CARDS Unit comprises of four distinguishable units: Electronic Resources Management, Metadata/Resource Management, Monographs, and Serials/Periodicals. Collectively, the CARDS Unit engages in the following responsibilities: catalog maintenance; resource description; collection management and development; purchasing, receiving, processing, reviewing, troubleshooting, maintaining, repairing, and researching physical and electronic materials in all formats; donation processing; statistics gathering, reporting, analysis, and visualization. The CARDS Unit is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives and providing equitable access to information, resources, and services in support of the campus community's teaching, research, and scholarly needs. 

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. 


  • Plans, coordinates, and manages the daily maintenance, discoverability, and access to the University Library’s electronic resources and collections in Alma and Primo VE.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provides leadership and expertise in the management of electronic resources configuration for Alma, Primo VE, CDI, EZProxy, and other ERM-related applications.
  • Leads electronic resources troubleshooting efforts in collaboration with the CARDS Unit Head and Library Technology Services (LTS) Unit.
  • Participates in licensing agreement interpretation and licensing workflows.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

In consultation with their HEERA Manager and keeping with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, the incumbent may be asked to perform additional duties based on operational/service needs, staffing levels, and the incumbent’s professional growth. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent degree in a field relevant to information technology (computer science, information management systems, etc.). 
  • 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. 
  • Evidence of excellent analytical, organizational, communication, project management, and proactive problem-solving skills. 
  • 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: 

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze, and provide meaningful interpretation of electronic resource usage statistics in support of collection development. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge with emerging technologies and trends related to electronic resources and scholarly/academic publishing. 
  • Experience working with vendors and other electronic content providers. 
  • Experience with or demonstrated willingness to learn workflows and processes related to interpreting, managing, and negotiating licensing agreements. 
  • Experience with leadership, supervising, and/or training in the use of new procedures, tools, or services. 
  • Experience with or demonstrated willingness to participate in collaborative and creative activities conducted within the campus workplace and/or within a consortia environment. 

Conditions of Employment:

The person offered this position is required to pass a background check.

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ . Questions regarding the policy may be sent to avpfa@cpp.edu.

Application Process: 

A completed application will consist of: 

  • Cover letter in which you describe your interest in the position, relevant experience, and how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications; 
  • A Student Success Statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced) about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population. Please address at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above; 
  • Curriculum vitae. 

Finalists for the position will: 

  • be required to provide official transcripts for highest degree before the on-campus interview; 
  • be required to provide three letters of reference; 
  • be required to give a presentation on a relevant topic related to the position. 

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than March 3, 2023

Please direct inquiries to Paul Hottinger, Search Committee Chair, at prhottinger@cpp.edu

Applications accepted only via PageUp—an online application portal—for University hires. 

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The university hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university prepares a public annual security report.

Last updated: Thursday, February 2, 2023 17:47 UTC