Employment Opportunity

Applications are invited for the following post:

Library Assistant I (Lending Services) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 201700286) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary and with the possibility of renewal subject to mutual agreement)

Applicants should possess a recognized university degree OR a diploma in librarianship with relevant post-qualification and supervisory experience. They should have very good communication skills in written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua), strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills, a customer-oriented attitude and a pleasant personality. They should also demonstrate proficiency in library automation system and general PC applications. Experience in supervising library projects or teams will be a definite asset. The appointee’s primary responsibility is to supervise the Library’s membership and registration services, circulation of library materials, counter services, over-the-counter sale, access control, security patrol of the Library building and report irregularities, assist users in the use of computer hardware and software, and respond to user enquiries and incidents. He/She will also perform clerical duties, statistical and accounting tasks, and assist supervisors in service planning, preparing duty rosters, supervising staff, conducting performance review of subordinates, identifying training need, providing on-the-job training, participating in projects, user experience studies and other duties as assigned by supervisors. Shift duty on evenings, weekends and public holidays is required.  Further information about the post can be obtained at http://lib.hku.hk/employment/LAI(LS)_201700286.html.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to libjobjr@hku.hk. Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/jr-form.doc.  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes March 31, 2017.

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

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


The University is an equal opportunities employer and

is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency