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Associate Librarian, Engagement and Lending Services

 in the University Libraries

(Ref.: 201800506)


Applications are invited for appointment as Associate Librarian, Engagement and Lending Services in the University Libraries, to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.


Applicants should have a good first degree and a recognized professional qualification in librarianship (M.L.S. or equivalent) with at least 8 years’ appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries.  Those with a higher degree in a second subject relevant to the duties are preferred. They must have a demonstrated high level of professional competence in planning and management of lending services, customer services, learning spaces; and knowledge of the latest trends and developments in educational technology. Other essential qualities include: excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, crisis management and conflict resolution skills; oral and written ability to present ideas unambiguously and convincingly; ability to work independently and with initiative; demonstrated strong leadership with the ability to delegate effectively, discharge duties to staff and set appropriate standards for the delivery of service/work; ability to motivate staff and foster a positive team environment; and proven ability to plan and implement significant projects.  Written and spoken Chinese proficiency will be a distinct advantage.  The incumbent reports to the Deputy Librarian.  Being the head of the Lending Services Division, the incumbent is expected to provide vision and dynamic leadership.  In addition to managing and leading the Lending Services Division, he/she will also engage in strategic planning and implementation of strategic initiatives including project work resulting from planning exercises or as required. Information about the post can be obtained at http://lib.hku.hk/employment/AssoLibnLS.html.   


A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical benefits.  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.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk.  Closes May 19, 2018.


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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