Long Beach Community College District — Full Time Faculty – Open Educational Resources / Electronic Resources Librarian

Full Time Faculty – Open Educational Resources/Electronic Resources Librarian

Salary: $86,031.53 – $124,924.71 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: A23-05
Closing: 1/31/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Both Liberal Arts Campus & Pacific Coast Campus, CA
Department: Library (Instructional)


Open Educational Resources / Electronic Resources Librarian

Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. Long Beach City College currently has the privilege of serving approximately 34,464 students, the majority of whom are students of color. Long Beach City College is a Hispanic serving institution, and of our student population 53% are Hispanic/Latinx, 18% are White, 14% are African American, 12% are Asian & Filipino. An ideal candidate will demonstrate cultural competency in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities. For more information on our College demographics please click here: https://www.lbcc.edu/pod/lbcc-college­ facts.


Long Beach Community College District is currently seeking one full-time tenured Electronic Resources Librarian commencing with the fall 2023 semester. This assignment also includes curriculum development, participation in the shared governance process through work in normal professional activities, committee work, and student activities. The teaching assignment may be at the Liberal Arts campus, the Pacific Coast campus or other college teaching locations. The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, on-line or off campus and is subject to change as needed. Faculty positions offer the opportunity to assist a diverse group of adult students in achieving their educational goals. As one of the most diverse community college districts in southern California, we offer a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, vocational and occupational programs.


Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. We are Purposeful, Focused, Nurturing, Connected and Respectful.

At Long Beach City College, we celebrate equity, diversity and ensure a positive and inclusive working environment for all college students, faculty, staff, and administrators. We believe diversity fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to hiring qualified applicants who are dedicated to student learning and success.


The College seeks candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for commitment to student success. The position encompasses the following professional responsibilities and competencies:


  • Assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Commitment to serving the needs of the student, department, college, and community.
  • Collaboration across disciplines and utilization of student support resources.
  • Participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities.
  • Participation in curriculum and program development.
  • Work collegially and collaboratively within the college community.
  • Participation in ongoing professional development.


  • Ability to create a dynamic learning environment that values instructor/student interaction.
  • Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
  • Ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge of each individual and class.
  • Ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to integrating new technologies into the learning process, including but not limited to interactive technologies for on campus and on-line courses.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

The OER/Electronic Resources position will:

  • Ensure the currency of and access to the print periodical collection and resources in the electronic format, such as electronic periodicals, article databases, streaming videos and eBooks.
  • Create innovative training, libguides, etc. to provide information & instruction for the college-wide community.
  • Compile usage metrics to evaluate all databases to ensure they are meeting both student, faculty and program needs through a variety of different metrics and surveys.
  • Establish strategic partnerships internally (departments/programs serving targeted student groups) and externally (peer institutions) to expand resource sharing programs through innovative strategies.
  • Serve as the technical liaison between the library and third-party vendors (i.e., database aggregators and other providers of electronic content) as well as the College's IT department.
  • Collaborate with the Systems Librarian to update knowledgebases, proxies, reference linking systems, and discovery interfaces as necessary (Alma, EZProxy, etc.).
  • Ensure digital accessibility and compliance with ADA and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standards.
  • Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other necessary documentation.
  • Actively participate in college-wide committees and initiatives to promote and increase awareness of library services, resources and programs, especially to underserved and/or minoritized student populations.
  • Provide reference services online, via phone, and in-person.


  • Ensuring equitable access to subscriptions of resources in the print and electronic formats, including streaming videos, eBooks, print periodicals, and the resources in the Library's online databases.
  • Establishing strategic partnerships with the teaching faculty to develop strategies to provide access to print periodicals, eBooks, video streaming, and resources in electronic formats.
  • Creating solutions to increase students' access to educational resources via creative and inclusive strategies thereby eliminating equity gaps in usage of resources in alternative formats, articles in the online databases, electronic books and streaming videos.
  • Supporting the full life cycle of electronic resources including trials, subscriptions, budgeting, activating/deactivating, and troubleshooting.
  • Participating in the college-wide OER Committee and initiatives.
  • Preparing reports and making presentations to college and statewide OER interest groups.
  • Compiling, analyzing, and interpreting statistical data for print periodicals and resources in electronic formats, including usage statistics, and anticipating future trends of all Library's print periodicals and online/electronic resources
  • Conducting user experience and/or usability studies to improve and/or reinvent library services to students, faculty, staff, administrators and other library users, post pandemic.
  • Marketing OER and ERs by engaging in, but not limited to, events, conferences, and social media.
  • Assisting in development and implementation of policies relating to copyright, open licensing, and attribution of Creative Commons licensed materials.
  • Providing training and advocating the benefits of open licensing.
  • Inspiring friendly customer service and modeling exemplary customer care in all interactions–including in-person and online.

The OER/ER Librarian, working collaboratively with the full-time librarians, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of electronic resources and OER initiatives.

  • Overseeing the selection and purchasing of periodical resources in print and electronic format.
  • Supporting and promoting the creation of OER in concert with the OER subcommittee.
  • Creating and maintaining best practices for discoverability and accessibility of Library resources to improve electronic resource access, usability, and accessibility workflows and processes.
  • Providing support to Library faculty and staff and patrons, as appropriate, to resolve e-resource access and discovery problems.
  • Resolving discoverability and accessibility issues or referring issues to the Systems Librarian.
  • Inspiring friendly customer service and modelling exemplary customer care in all interactions-­ including in-person and online.
  • Providing basic demonstration/instruction to faculty and staff in usage of electronic resources.
  • Seeking feedback from Library faculty and staff to regularly improve electronic resource system functionality.
  • Compiling usage statistics and conducting user satisfaction surveys.


  • Customer service skills, problem solving, experience in providing reference services, knowledge of or willing to learn Alma.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records, budget expenditures and forecasts regarding electronic resources.
  • Practice cultural sensitivity.
  • Excellent verbal, written & non-verbal communication skills



  • Master's in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited library school;


  • The equivalent.

All candidates must demonstrate

Evidence of a sensitivity, understanding, and ability to manage the classroom environment AND effectively provide instruction to community college students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience managing electronic resources.
  • Experience promoting, creating, and working with OER.
  • Familiarity with acquisitions, licensing, and copyright of electronic resources.
  • Experience in performing collection assessment and usage analysis.
  • Knowledge of Alma and EZProxy or experience working with Integrated Library Systems and authentication platforms.

The LBCC Library Department values diversity among its faculty and staff, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented communities. We are proud of our organizational culture, and we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization that supports a sense of belonging for the students, faculty, staff and community we serve.

Additional Information


Long Beach City College only considers complete applications for employment. All application materials must be electronically submitted and uploaded by the applicant by the application deadline. Applications are initially screened for completeness and State Minimum Qualifications. Complete applications are forwarded to the Department hiring committee for further review.

A complete application includes:

  • A Long Beach Community College District Online Application.
  • A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position. A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A list of three references, including current addresses and telephone numbers of both colleagues and supervisors.
  • ALL graduate and undergraduate transcripts, showing school name, all college coursework, degree title and conferral date. This includes transcripts for any and all for the following degrees BA/BS, MA/MS and above (Ed.D, Ph,D, etc.) and courses used for transfer credit. Transcripts can be official or unofficial and must be submitted as an attachment. The conferral date must be on or before the application deadline in order to meet Minimum Qualifications.
  • Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES).
  • Applicants who do not meet the Statewide Minimum Qualifications for this discipline verbatim are required to submit a Supplemental Equivalency Application (Download PDF reader).


  • Application deadline: 01/31/2023
  • Application screening: 02/27/2023 – 03/10/2023
  • Applications are initially screened for completeness and Minimum Qualifications.
  • Complete applications are forwarded to the Department hiring committee for further review.
  • First level interview: 03/27/2023 – 03/31/2023
  • Final interview: tentatively planned for: Week of 04/10/2023 – 04/14/2023


All Long Beach Community College employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan 3, 2022 in compliance with District Policy. Please note that if selected for employment, you must provide proof of fully vaccinated status by date of hire. Documented proof of vaccination is required as part of the onboarding process. Individuals requesting accommodation must do so in a timely manner for consideration.

For further information on LBCC District COVID-19 policy and guides please view our Return to Campus page.


Individuals who require reasonable accommodations in the Application or Examination Process in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4372.


The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equity-minded hiring practices. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, language, accent, citizenship status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

Ancestral Land Acknowledgement
Long Beach City College acknowledges our presence on the traditional ancestral land of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples. This land remains unceded territory. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory. Long Beach City College honors and respects the Gabrielino/Tongva ancestors and their connection to this land

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