Employment Opportunity


Deputy Librarian/Fung Ping Shan Librarian in the University Libraries

(Ref.: 201701435)


Applications are invited for appointment as Deputy Librarian/Fung Ping Shan Librarian in the University Libraries, to commence in March 2018, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a good university degree plus a recognised  professional  qualification  in library and  information  science (MLS or equivalent), with  at least  10  years' appropriate  post­ qualification experience in academic libraries, of which at least 5 years should be at a managerial level, carrying considerable responsibility.  The Deputy Librarian reports to, as well as advises and assists, the University Librarian, and from time to time represents the University Librarian and the Library within the University, locally, regionally or internationally, as required. The Deputy Librarian also carries the functional title of Fung Ping Shan Librarian and represents the Library on matters relating to that Library.  The Deputy Librarian is a key member of the Library senior management team, who provides high-level vision and dynamic leadership.  In addition to advising and assisting the University Librarian on development aspects of the management and administration of the Library, the Deputy Librarian will engage in strategic planning and implementation of strategic initiatives as well as the coordination of system-wide operations and services, specifically through the 6 major library divisions - Scholarly Communication and Information Services, Engagement and Lending Services, Collection Development, Branch Libraries Services, Resource Management and Technical Services, and Digital Development and Technology Support Services.  The appointee should have a proven  track  record  of  leadership;  excellent  interpersonal  and  communication  skills;  strong organizational ability; a demonstrated commitment to supporting teaching, learning and research; and knowledge of the latest trends and developments in information technology and, in particular, those applicable to a higher education environment.  Written and spoken Chinese skills will be a distinct advantage.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to the University Libraries at libjobsr@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/.   Closes November 27, 2017.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.


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