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Collection Assessment Analyst 4116

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University of California Office of The President


Oakland, CA

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Collection Assessment Analyst (4116)

University of California Office of the President

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Appointment Type:

Staff - Career

Personnel Program:


Work Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Percentage of Time:


Organizational Area:

Academic Affairs: Academic Planning, Programs, and Coordination - California Digital Library


Oakland, CA

Posting Salary:

$85,000 - $90,000

Position Summary:

The California Digital Library (CDL) is a collaborative effort of the ten campuses of the University of California, and is designed to enable UC libraries to continue to meet the informational needs of UC faculty and students. The CDL assumes a leadership role in providing digital content to the citizens of the state, develops systems that encourage resource sharing, and guides UC libraries through the transition to the digital future.

As a member of the Licensed Content Group within the CDL's Collection Development and Management Program, under minimal supervision of the Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing the Collection Assessment Analyst develops and implements assessment methodologies for systemwide online content expenditures totaling nearly $50M annually, to inform systemwide library collection development and ensure that UC's shared library collections remain responsive to the University's programmatic and budgetary needs. Working with a wide variety of data sources, the Assessment Analyst performs complex data analyses to support evidence-based decision-making, including collecting, analyzing, maintaining, interpreting, and reporting on collection usage and acquisitions data for CDL-licensed resources. The Collection Assessment Analyst actively participates in and/or leads UC library collaborative activities focused on collection analysis and keeps abreast of current developments in the field.

Special Conditions of Employment:


Travel outside of normal business hours

Other Special Conditions of Employment:

Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this critical position.

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Duty 1: Using both quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies, perform cost-benefit analyses and other analytical studies to inform systemwide library collection development and ensure evidence-based decision-making. Utilize pricing and cost data, usage statistics, bibliographic data, citation data, publication data, journal impact data and other research assessment data to perform analyses and produce reports. Work collaboratively with acquisitions and other relevant units at CDL, UCOP, and UC campuses to acquire and interpret data. Use survey tools to collect and analyze survey data and create reports. Design and implement new analysis and assessment projects as needed.

Present high-quality reports, spreadsheets, graphs, and charts that translate complex and voluminous data and research findings into compelling insights in a simple, clear, easy-to-understand fashion, often requiring innovative applications and practices.

Function:Collection Analysis and Assessment

Percent: 40

Duty 2: Collect, compile, organize and report licensed content's usage data, with a focus on understanding and extracting meaning from the data. Make the data consistent and comparable through normalization and similar techniques. Work closely with publishers, vendors and campus librarians to investigate and resolve usage data issues, such as failed logins, missing data, missing metrics, and data anomalies. Keep track of the most current COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) standard code of practice for measuring library resource usage and address publishers' noncompliance issues.

Post usage data reports in a simple, clear and consistent format on the CDL website. Provide training and FAQ documents to UC librarians on usage data interpretation.

Function:Usage data collection and analysis

Percent: 30

Duty 3: Identify, acquire, and implement data products, tools, and/or automated methods to support collection analysis, assessment, data compilation and archiving. Keep abreast of current standards and tools and promote the use of standards and best practices.

Function:Tools, standards, and best practices

Percent: 15

Duty 4: Participate in and/or lead CDL and UC Libraries systemwide task forces devoted to collection assessment and analysis. Perform ad-hoc research in support of systemwide collection development and management. Assist with related functions within the Licensed Content Group and work on special projects as assigned.

Function:Collaborative Projects

Percent: 15

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalent experience/training.

Minimum two to three years of experience working with electronic resources in academic libraries, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Thorough knowledge of scholarly publication assessment data, including Impact Factor, citation data, usage data, etc., as well as usage data standards, e.g., COUNTER, and SUSHI.

Demonstrated ability to analyze complex data and prepare concise reports.

Expert-level knowledge and experience using MS Excel. Advanced level of proficiency with MS Word.

Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work, and meet deadlines, working collaboratively with others.

Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a team environment.

Meticulous attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and strong presentation skills.

Creativity and demonstrated ability to innovate, including the development and application of new analytical methods and tools.


Advanced degree in library and information science, or a related discipline.

Experience working with electronic resources in a collection development capacity and familiarity with academic library acquisitions operations.

Experience with data visualization tools, e.g. Tableau, and web-based content management system, e.g. Dreamweaver, Drupal, etc.

Working knowledge of library license agreements.


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The University of California, 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 University of California Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.

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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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