Chinese Cataloging Librarian – Three Year Appointment

June 16, 2017

Chinese Cataloging Librarian –Three Year Appointment

C. V. Starr East Asian Library

Hiring Range: Associate Librarian–Librarian

$53,913–$76,344 per annum, based on qualifications

This is a three year full time temporary appointment available starting August 2017 with option to renew dependent upon funding.

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Education Librarian – Saint Mary’s College of California

June 16, 2017

Saint Mary’s College of California Library is seeking an experienced, energetic, and innovative librarian to serve the Kalmanovitz School of Education. This twelve-month, non-tenure track appointment is planned at the Associate Librarian level.


The Kalmanovitz School of Education offers primarily graduate-level instruction in 16 programs in counseling, education, and leadership. Degrees include a BA in Leadership, numerous masters and credential programs, and the EdD in Educational Leadership. We are looking for someone with a strong grounding in the teaching profession and/or education curriculum (credential process, pedagogical methods, etc.) and who enjoys teaching information literacy. The Education Librarian teaches embedded information literacy/research skills sessions nights and weekends since many of the programs serve working adult learners. The position also oversees the Library’s children’s literature collection and the test collection used by the counseling and school psychology programs.


The Education Librarian will serve on the General Reference Desk, participate in the Library’s team structure, serve on campus committees, and be professionally active.

Applicants may apply here:

Library Aide I/II

November 9, 2016

The City of Arcadia is seeking enthusiastic, motivated and service-oriented individuals to perform a wide variety of routine, technical, and clerical duties in support of various sections of the library.

Responsibilities of each Position:
Library Aide I – Under immediate supervision:
-Sorts and shelves books, and other materials alphabetically and numerically for different sections, which includes Adult, Teen and Children; straightening shelves and loose books.
-Shelves magazines and newspapers for reference and circulation.
-Operates office machines, provides customer service by assisting patrons.
-May include assisting supervisor with ongoing projects in various sections of the library.
-Pick up and delivers library materials from bins to library.
-Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Library Aide II – Under general supervision:
-Checks in and checks out books and other library materials; assists, registers patrons and issues library cards; collects fines and processes transactions.
-Provide customer service by assisting patrons with use of computers and related equipment, including copiers, scanner and printers.
-Maintain equipment by providing basic-level troubleshooting, re-supplying and cleaning. Report technical problems to appropriate library personnel.
-Assist patrons with use of software, particularly automated computer reservation   system, Microsoft Office programs, and various interactive online forms.
-Enforce City policies, rules and regulations.
-Train volunteers for computer assistance.
-Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The Arcadia Public Library is open Monday through Saturday. Hours for this position are fifteen (15) hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays.

Library Aide I: No experience is required.
Library Aide II: One (1) year of experience as a Library Aide.
Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade or current enrollment in high school.

FINAL FILING DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016. Please visit the City’s careers website at to submit an online application along with any application materials relevant to the position. Resumes may be submitted with your online application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City application.

Collection Management Department Head & Subject Specialist – Saint Mary’s College of California

July 13, 2016

This position is part of the Library’s senior management team reporting to the Dean, of Academic Resources.


The Head of Collection Management oversees $1.3M purchasing for new Library materials, manages a department of four who acquire and make available for the college community 3,000 – 5,000 books, standing orders and media resources, 90K journals and over 200 databases, with over 5,000 orders and 1,000 invoices approved annually.  Responsible for planning, goal-setting, problem-solving, and evaluation, including assessment of staff, vendors, processes, and procedures.


In addition, this position leads the Collection Development Team, collaborating with 11 librarian subject specialists. Allocates and manages a complex, multi-disciplinary annual budget.  This position plays a key leadership role, serving as the Library’s liaison to various campus committees, constituencies, and external organizations, particularly consortia.


Provides reference desk service, including weekends and evenings, and serves as a subject specialist for collection development, instruction, and outreach to one or more academic departments or programs (to be determined).



  • MLS or MLIS required. Prefer a second master or an advanced degree.
  • Minimum 7 years professional librarian experience, academic setting preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and lead successfully in a team environment.
  • Substantial experience working with publishers and information providers, a solid understanding of the marketplace and trends.
  • Successful collection development experience, particularly a solid track record managing collection funds, preferably to support multi-disciplinary fields.
  • Experience working with library consortia and vendors, particularly for electronic resources, including license agreement negotiation.
  • Substantial experience with major integrated library systems in some aspect of collection development required.
  • Experience hiring, evaluating, training, and mentoring both career staff and student workers.


Interested applicants follow the link to apply:

Periodicals Manager, Saint Mary’s College of California

May 2, 2016

Please apply online at

The Periodicals Manager (Part-time, 80%) is responsible for 15,000 online, print and newspaper subscriptions including major journal publisher package collections.  Using Innovative Sierra Acquisitions online system, periodical agent (EBSCO) online tools, Excel and document management systems,  tracks $300K in funds, orders, invoices & payments.  Enables access through Open URL and Discovery systems by keeping knowledge-bases up to date.  Provides oversight of print collections in house and in storage, and manages withdrawal projects, sharing with WEST and other periodical archives. The Periodicals Manager supervises one library assistant (1 FTE) and 3 student assistants (1 FTE). The Periodicals  Manager also supervises materials processing for all library formats, including binding and preservation activities. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, and as a member of the Collection Management Department, the Periodicals Manager contributes to planning, policy-making and documentation.


1. Oversight of Online Journal Packages: Establishes and maintains individual periodical journal package subscriptions and their associated fiscal, bibliographic, and receipt/holdings records.

2. Print Periodicals Acquisition / Collection Management: Establishes and maintains individual periodical subscriptions and their associated fiscal, bibliographic, and receipt/holdings records.

3. Fiscal / Budget management.  Tracks $300K overall in periodicals, processing, preservation, and binding and student wage funds.

4. Maintains the organization, accessibility and integrity of the collection in all physical formats, including 35K bound volumes, and 500K microforms.

5. Materials Processing, Binding & Preservation

6. Supervisory, Department, and Team Responsibilities

7. Working with the Head of Electronic Resources & Periodicals, develops policies and assessment efforts to guide the development of the periodicals collection.

Experience & Qualifications

BA required and 3 year’s Library experience, with a minimum of one year directly related periodicals experience.

Skills/ Abilities: 

  • Demonstrates successful supervisory, budgeting and bookkeeping experience.
  • Excellent public-service outlook; ability to view periodicals management as a part of the College’s educational mission.
  • Familiarity with Library serials control systems, online catalog systems, and shared bibliographic utilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external colleagues, through collaboration, cooperation, teamwork and communication.
  • Talent for motivating and training staff, including student assistants.
  • Ability to provide clear and effective instructions and procedures, both oral and written.
  • Ability to listen to questions, and to determine the appropriate resources needed by staff.
  • Ability to manage budgets totaling more than $200,000 through meticulous record keeping, thorough checking, and analysis.
  • Initiative to plan and complete assignments independently.
  • Skilled in use of computer word processing, database and spreadsheet software.

Financial & Data Analyst, Saint Mary’s College of CA Library

March 9, 2016

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 03/07/16
CLOSING DATE: 04/09/16 11:59 PM
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary’s currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
The halftime position provides a wide range of financial management, data analysis, and administrative support to the Academic Resources organization. Performs key analytical, coordination, planning and monitoring tasks in support of the Library and Museum budgets. Assists senior managers in data management and performs data analysis and reporting on an ongoing and project basis. Provides administrative back up to the Administrative Assistant to the Dean.
Key Job Functions:
Financial and Budget Analyst:
Supports and advises dean and department managers in all aspects of budget matters, providing fiscal analysis for Library and Museum programs and administrative functions.

Assists in annual budget preparation, particularly in providing clear and accurate current and historical financial information which enables senior management to make informed decisions. Prepares budget reports and forecasts expenses.
Monitors budgets against actual expenses. Initiates budget modifications and fiscal requests to ensure compliance with approved budget plans and allocations.

Tracks the non-materials budget lines and uses online systems to establish purchase orders and approve invoices.

Maintains financial records for special projects, strategic initiatives, and complex purchases or service agreements, coordinating with other units depending on the source(s) of the funds involved. Alerts fund managers to real or potential problems.
Serves as Academic Resources’ primary liaison with the Budget Manager for the Academic Affairs/Provost’s Office and with the Business and Purchasing Offices.
Advises Dean and senior managers on budget issues, clarification of College business
rules and regulations and financial and procurement system issues.
Data Analysis:
Works with the Library and Museum senior management to assist them in collecting, analyzing and effectively communicating their data for periodic or occasional needs.
Responsible for creating special reports requiring the collection, analysis and presentation of data for the Library’s annual report or for specific needs or proposals.
Coordinates data collection and submissions to national, regional and local surveys (e.g.,
NCES, Affinity).
Administrative Support:
Provides back up support, as needed, to the Administrative Assistant to the Dean.
In collaboration with the Administrative Assistant manages the Library’s noncollections
purchasing activity:
Responsible for maintaining in-depth knowledge of procurement policies and procedures and the variety of procurement methods and vehicles available and when each is appropriate to use.     Ensures that staff follow all appropriate procurement requirements.
Maintains an SMC Library credit card and appropriate records.
Prepares purchase orders for supplies, equipment, etc.
Processes invoices and deposits.
Education: Bachelors level degree required in Business, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or a related field.
Minimum two years performing financial analysis, budget management, and data analysis, preferably in an academic environment.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience managing a variety of fund types and multiple departments.
Demonstrated successful application of accounting and financial concepts, principles and practices to manage budgets, expenditures and procurements.
Demonstrated successful experience using financial and statistical tools to manage, organize, and communicate data such as financial, workflow, usage, etc.
Demonstrated successful experience making decisions, interpreting program concepts or business principles as well as existing precedents, standards, policies and procedures.
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
Proven ability to independently establish priorities and execute moderately complex business, financial and administrative assignments.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively present detailed and complex information of significance in a clear and coherent manner.
Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with diverse internal and external clients to set and communicate priorities, explain policies and procedures and juggle competing demands independently, ensuring deadlines are met and problems are solved.
Excellent computer and office equipment skills.
Ability to represent Academic Resources with courtesy and tact, maintaining a positive, results oriented atmosphere.
Ability to collaborate efficiently and effectively in a job sharing situation that requires the incumbent to perform administrative tasks as well as primary responsibilities.
Application Instructions: Please apply online at
1. Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are
prepared to support the mission of the College
2. A resume
3. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.
Saint Mary’s is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence
and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.  Saint Mary’s College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary’s College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 6314284.  The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Instruction/Reference Librarian

August 31, 2015

Full-Time Assistant Librarian

Non Tenure-Track

The Pollak Library has a robust library instruction program that emphasizes student centered learning and utilizes state-of-the-art information technology in classroom settings.



Participate in the Library’s extensive instruction program, including planning, teaching, and assessing library sessions for CSUF classes and workshops in basic and specialized electronic resources. Provide reference assistance to CSUF students, faculty, staff, and community. Serve as subject consultant to academic departments. Create and maintain content for library website. Work on specified projects as needed in other units of the library.





  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA- accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.
  • Experience and/or potential in developing effective Library instructions sessions.
  • Current reference experience, including the use of academic electronic resources.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with cross-organizational teams.
  • Ability to interact effectively in a multi-cultural environment within and outside the Library.
  • Availability to work some weeknights and weekends.
  • 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 application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates with a strong user-service orientation.
  • Experience or interest in creating and maintaining content for library websites.
  • Bachelors or librarian specialty experience in one of the following subject areas: Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Nursing or Engineering.


Rank & Salary

The position will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian. Salary range will be from $49,224 to $66,168, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include health/vision/dental plans, optional 10/12 month work year; defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; spouse/domestic partner/dependent fee-waiver as well as access to campus child-care. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date

September 22, 2015


Application Procedure

A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration.

To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 8207BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:


  1. Letter of interest (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of reference (see instruction below)


On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.


For questions about the position, please call: (657) 278-8254 or email


Application Deadline For full consideration, all application materials should be received by September 8, 2015. Position will remain open until filled. The University

California State University, Fullerton is the largest of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. The campus is located in northern Orange County, convenient to numerous cultural and recreational sites throughout Southern California. As a comprehensive university, CSUF offers baccalaureate degrees in 55 fields of knowledge, graduate (master’s level) work in 54 programs, credential programs for teachers, and doctoral degrees in education (Ed.D.) and nursing practice (DNP).


The Pollak Library serves a total of more than 38,000 students as well as approximately 4,000 faculty and staff. The University is committed to the support of learning through instructional technology as well as extensive training and development programs. The University Wed site is located at


The Library

The Library’s Web site ( serves as a gateway to library resources, including the Library’s vital and extensive instruction program. The Library contains 1.3 million books, government documents, and audiovisual materials; over 50,000 periodicals available electronically or in print; and 200 electronic databases. The staff includes 20 FTE librarians and 35 FTE paraprofessionals.
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.
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose

Principal Librarian – Sutro Library, San Francisco

August 17, 2015

The Sutro Library, one of the special collections of the California State Library, holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830–1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large number of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Among the rare and outstanding items in the collection are Shakespeare’s folios; letters and papers of British explorer and naturalist Joseph Banks; and the Mexican Collection, materials on Mexican culture, religion and politics (1540-1889). The Sutro Library is located on the  campus of San Francisco State University.

DUTIES: Under the general direction of the Chief of State Library Services, the Principal Librarian supervises and directs the operations of the Sutro Library (a branch of the California State Library);manages and preserves the collection; plans and coordinates the delivery of reference and information services to Sutro Library patrons; and plans and implements Sutro Library outreach, marketing, and fund raising campaigns.

Read the full job bulletin. 

For information, call 916-651-6466 or email

Application deadline: August 31, 2015.

Inquiry and Instruction Librarian for Peer-to-Peer Services and Powell Public Programs

July 27, 2015

Department:  Powell Library

Rank and Salary:  Associate Librarian – Librarian ($59,089 – $79,332)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline is August 10, 2015.

Description of Institution and Library


One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica. Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools, the 419-acre campus features 163 buildings. UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees overall. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 28,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students. Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities. Among the faculty are fourteen Nobel Laureates, twelve Rhodes Scholars, ten National Medal of Science winners, a Fields Medal Winner, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and seventy-eight Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California’s largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the seventh largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $14 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $11.9 billion economic impact for the state of California.


Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility, the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses, all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 200, and approximately 400 – 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library’s annual budget is in excess of $44 million; more than $10 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).


Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) provides community-based leadership and funding to support training, tools, and infrastructure for enterprise-wide reference and instructional services. These services include 24/7 digital reference (a UC-consortial project), online research guides linked to the course management system, and online tutorials. TLS sponsors professional development training, such as workshops, brown-bags, webinars, and other programs open to the whole UCLA community. TLS also manages data collection and evaluation of reference and instructional activities at the UCLA Library by providing oversight of the Summary of Instructional Activities (SIA) and Reference Statistics (Stats) online tools. In addition, TLS facilitates and manages annual events designed for student audiences, such as the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research, Edible Book Festival, and International Games Day.


Position Duties


Reporting to the Director of Teaching and Learning Services, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:


Peer-to-Peer Inquiry Services Supervision

  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate student Inquiry Specialists who provide peer-to-peer research and writing assistance, represent the library at outreach events, and assist with events, special projects, and library instruction sessions.
  • In collaboration with key colleagues across the library organization, lead the design and delivery of training to Inquiry Specialists.
  • Measure impact of the Inquiry Specialists program, reporting out regularly to the director of TLS.
  • Assist with the design, development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of the library’s research consultation services.
  • In the course of providing oversight to Inquiry Specialists, provide scheduled and drop-in research consultation services, in person, by phone, and online.


Public Programs, Events, and Exhibits in Powell Library

  • Provide leadership and project management of ongoing public programming held in Powell Library, working closely with the Manager of Library Public Programs to ensure that events, exhibits, and other programming are well aligned with library’s mission and strategic priorities. Provide constructive feedback on proposals for events, exhibits, or other programming that need better alignment in order to be accepted.
  • Meet regularly with the Manager of Library Public Programs to ensure that the timing and nature of Powell events fit within the scope and timeline of UCLA Library events and activities; get early, proactive project guidance with an eye to identifying staffing, logistical, and promotional needs; and identify relevant internal library partners such as UCLA Library Development.
  • Work with the Director of Library Communications to develop events outreach/promotion, and to ensure that the timing and nature of Powell exhibits fit within the scope and timeline of UCLA Library exhibits.
  • Assist with the planning, organizing, implementing, and publicizing of new Teaching and Learning Services initiatives, projects, programs, events, and other learning opportunities including the Edible Books Festival, and the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research.
  • Assist the Director and Coordinator of Teaching and Learning Services with TLS community building efforts, providing leadership and fostering enterprise-wide conversations about innovative practice.


Teaching, Consulting, and Instructional Design

  • Assist with the design, development, implementation, and assessment of instructional services, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning opportunities, instruction sessions and workshops, and other innovative approaches to developing student research skills.
  • Consult with subject librarians, faculty, and teaching assistants in developing, teaching, and integrating research skills instruction with the undergraduate curricula.
  • Work closely with one or more Freshman Clusters instructional teams, including faculty and teaching assistants, to incorporate research skills instruction and library collections into the curriculum for first-year students.


Required Qualifications


  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
  • Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in an academic research environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with staff, students, and faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds and in a dynamic and complex environment within a large organization.
  • Excellent management skills, including ability to mobilize a student workforce effectively.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively and flexibly to changing needs and priorities.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional issues, evidenced through interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc.
  • Ability to follow directions from supervisors (and to provide clear directions to staff and student employees).
  • Ability to get to work reliably and on time and to be present in the workplace during normal working hours.


Desired Qualifications


  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Experience overseeing successful peer-to-peer services in an academic environment.
  • Experience with design, provision, and evaluation of instruction for undergraduate students, including experience providing both positive and corrective feedback.
  • Prior experience organizing public events and/exhibits.
  • Experience hiring and training student employees.


General Information


Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance provided.


Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.


Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here:


Applications must include:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  • a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  • the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates should apply by August 10, 2015 to be considered for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA 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 and learning.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.  For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:  UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at


Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.


Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at:

Electronic Resources Librarian

June 12, 2015


Electronic Resources Librarian

Full-Time Temporary Librarian



As a member of the Collections and Processing Services Unit, the ER Librarian takes the leadership role in the management of the Library’s electronic resources.  In close collaboration with personnel from various Library units, the ER Librarian coordinates support for the acquisition, processing, and maintenance of electronic resources throughout their life cycle.  The successful candidate will oversee the maintenance of the Library’s electronic resource management (ERM) system, and the implementation of relevant portions of a new unified library management system (ULMS), such as Alma.  The ER Librarian will implement new tools, features, and programs that enhance and improve electronic resource access and usability.


  • Manages the workflow related to updating and maintaining SFX, Verde, EZ-Proxy and ER-related unified library management system (ULMS) applications.
  • Oversees the implementation of ER-related portions of a new ULMS, including the data preparation for migration.
  • Leads regular electronic resource working group meetings.
  • Serves as the technical expert for SFX and Verde and oversees the management of each.
  • Ensures the accurate recording and maintenance of all administrative data for the Library’s electronic resource subscriptions.
  • Conducts research and analysis of products, aggregators, and services, providing technical reviews as needed.
  • Generates usage reports for electronic resources and contributes to a variety of data analysis projects.
  • Contributes to the assessment and evaluation of electronic resources and their delivery systems.
  • Monitors developments in the e-publishing industry, trends in the management and provision of library information resources and related issues.
  • Provides limited direct public services to users at the Reference Desk.
  • Assists users by troubleshooting electronic resource problems.
  • May serve on department, library, and university committees.



  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.
  • Experience supporting the management and/or acquisition of electronic resources in an academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate user needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions.
  • Ability to read and synthesize technical documentation and explore solutions independently.
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact collaboratively and work effectively with cross-organizational teams.
  • Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users, discipline faculty, and the wider campus community.


  • Experience working with OpenURL/link resolver software, ERMS, or the management of electronic resources.
  • Experience with the acquisitions and/or cataloging components of the Millennium/Innovative Interfaces, Inc. integrated library system (ILS) or another ILS or ULMS.
  • Experience supervising or training in the use of new technologies.
  • Experience with data normalization and migration.
  • Experience working in a consortial environment.

 Rank & Salary The position will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian. Salary range will be from $49,224 to $66,168, commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include health/vision/dental plans, optional 10/12 month work year; defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; as well as access to campus child-care. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date August 24, 2015

Application Procedure A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration.

To apply, please go to:

to view all job listings or type in XXXXBR in the “Search By Requisition ID Number” to begin the application process and upload the following materials:

  1. Letters of interest (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of reference (see instruction below)

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

Application Deadline For full consideration, all application materials should be received by July 8, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.