By Ivy Anderson, Director of CDL Collection Development & Management

Salary: $53,136 – $74,352 (Minimum of Range – Midpoint of Range)
Job #: 20080168
Close Date: 06/19/2008

The California Digital Library (CDL) invites applications for the position of Electronic Resource Analyst. The position offers a leadership opportunity to provide systemwide services in a world-renown public university. The California Digital Library, a unit of the University of California Office of the President, was established in 1997 to support the assembly and creative use of the world’s scholarship and knowledge for the of California libraries and the communities they serve. In so doing, it directly supports UC’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. The CDL comprises five distinctive programs emphasizing the development and management of digital collections, innovation in scholarly publishing, and the long-term preservation of digital information. More information about the CDL is available at:

Working under the direction of the Director, Collections, the incumbent has primary responsibility for leading the California Digital Library’s (CDL) development of technical standards and policy pertaining to licensed resources and for ensuring that licensed resources possess superior functionality that meets the educational and research needs of UC students and faculty. As part of this responsibility, the incumbent chairs the CDL committee that prioritizes and resolves technical issues with vendors, pursues desired enhancements, and builds and maintains positive relationships with vendor technical and product development staff. The incumbent is also responsible for managing the CDL’s Resource Liaison Program, recruiting and working closely with over 100 UC campus librarians on vendor issues and ongoing management of licensed electronic resources. Lastly, the incumbent is a key participant in the integration of online collections into the CDL service infrastructure and in delivering user services in support of the CDL.


  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences or a related subject specialty, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least three years of experience working with online resources in a library or vendor setting; experience working with electronic resources in an academic library preferred.
  • Expert understanding of underlying technical aspects of electronic resources design, access and use, including database structures, user interfaces, indexing, search algorithms, browser technologies, authentication technologies, and link resolvers.
  • Strong working knowledge of library technical standards such as MARC, openURL, Z39.50, COUNTER, and SUSHI.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to research complex technical problems, determine the nature or source of the problem, and identify and recommend solutions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively convey and explain detailed technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to tactfully deal with diverse people, situations and ideas.
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitation skills, and proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to handle difficult situations under pressure, balance competing priorities, and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with creating and carrying out group training or teaching activities.
  • Proficiency with HTML and web authoring tools such as HTML, browsers and Dreamweaver.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of software and experience in effectively using Word, Excel and PowerPoint to create documents, reports and presentations.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the University of California’s mission, organizational structures, operations, programs, and policies (preferred).

The University of California (UC), one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The UC Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and two Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation, and the world. University benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance effective on the first day of employment, a generous sick, vacation and paid holiday program, an excellent retirement savings and investment plan, and more.

HOW TO APPLY: For a complete job description or to apply for this position, please click here. Please be prepared to attach your resume and cover letter as part of the application process.

University of California is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.