California State University, East Bay – Electronic Resources Librarian

The University: California State University, East Bay, one of the 23 California State Universities, consists of a 342 acre campus in the Hayward hills, overlooking the San Francisco Bay, a campus in Concord with more than 1,500 fully matriculated students, and a center in downtown Oakland. As a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution as well as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving  Institution, the University  serves a richly diverse, multicultural population of over 13,000 students drawn largely from regional community colleges and high schools.  See our University Mission:

The University Libraries: The University Libraries consist of the main Hayward campus library, a Concord campus library, and a growing online presence. The Libraries provide information literacy programs for approximately 3,000 students per year, and offer 80 public service hours per week. The Libraries have 14 full-time equivalent faculty members, and 23 staff include over 800,000 printed volumes and a growing collection of online databases, ejournals, and ebooks. Participation in the CSU system and regional consortia enhances these resources. The annual library budget is $4 million.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION:  Working collegially with the library faculty, the Electronic Resources Librarian will develop and manage electronic resource collections, including acquisition, licensing and access; keep current with emerging technologies and developments in electronic products and services; serve as a liaison between library public and technical services to facilitate the effective integration of electronic resources to support the teaching and learning mission of the University; and design effective assessment strategies for electronic resources and services.

The appointee to this position will participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including teaching credit courses and other instructional sessions in the library information literacy program; providing instructionally-focused reference services in person and online to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff members of the University during day, evening, and weekend hours; serving as a subject specialist and liaison to disciplinary departments; and participating in faculty governance.  They are expected to participate in rotational duties at the Concord Campus.  Librarians enjoy faculty rank and privileges and are expected to participate in the full range of Library faculty responsibilities and activities expected of a member of the tenure-track.  This is advertised as a 12-month appointment.

Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated knowledge of electronic resource managements trends and practices; demonstrated awareness of industry standards in acquiring and licensing electronic resources; experience with integrated library systems and discovery layers; demonstrated ability to work within a team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential; ability to work collegially in a diverse, fast-paced environment; demonstrated ability to serve students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds; familiarity with the principles of information literacy; a strong service commitment; and demonstrated ability to meet the University Libraries’ tenure and promotion standards.

Desirable:  Demonstrated knowledge or experience in the ExLibris Alma/Primo LMS; demonstrated experience with EBSCOadmin, including EDS, Holdings Management, and Full Text Finder; demonstrated experience and ability to manage the lifecycle of licensed electronic resources, troubleshoot and analyze electronic resource access problems; demonstrated knowledge of the technical issues involved in the network delivery of electronic resources; demonstrated knowledge of collection development practices in academic libraries, including oversight of collection budgets; demonstrated ability in planning, managing, and assessing electronic resource collections and resolving electronic resource access issues; knowledge of bibliographic and metadata tools; strong analytical skills, including experience with statistical analysis and modelling; demonstrated ability in planning and implementing projects. It is anticipated that this position will be a library liaison to the College of Business and Economics; therefore, preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or coursework in business, economics, and/or related fields.

RANK AND SALARY: Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian, commensurate with experience and qualifications.



APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please submit a letter summarizing your ability to meet the requirements of the position, a complete and current vitae, and the email addresses of three references through InterFolio at:


Office of the Dean of the University Libraries

University Library
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542

Office Phone No: (510) 885-3664
Office Fax No: (510) 885-2049
Email address:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application review will begin September 23, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

NOTE: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

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