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Employment Opportunity

Applications are invited for the following posts:

Research Services Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian II/Administrative Assistant II/Executive Officer) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 516032), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess (1) a good Bachelor’s degree and a recognized professional qualification in library and information science (e.g. M.L.S. or equivalent); OR (2) a Master’s degree or an advanced degree relevant to the position with (i) at least 5 years of relevant experience in academic libraries for Bachelor’s degree, and (ii) at least 3 years of such experience for Master’s degree, OR an equivalent. They should have knowledge of research cycle, scholarly communication issues and trends, open access initiatives, bibliometrics, intellectual property and copyright issues, and research data management; experience in handling metadata of university research information management system such as Converis or Pure; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; proficiency in written and spoken English with excellent presentation and communication skills; and demonstrated professionalism with strong motivation, innovation, flexibility and commitment. Candidates with lower qualification and/or less experience may be considered for appointment at the rank of Administrative Assistant II or Executive Officer.

The appointee will work under the general direction of the Associate Librarian (Learning and Research Services) and Head of Scholarly Communication and Research. He/She will (1) assist in maintaining the University’s research information management system in the areas of research output record management as well as researcher profile and portal maintenance; (2) assist in further enhancing the research information system in collaboration with any other related stakeholders and the system developer; (3) provide research services support including open access, research data management, bibliometrics and research impact reports, and author identity management; (4) handle user enquiries about the research information management system and any scholarly communication related issues; (5) conduct scholarly communication and research services workshops and training sessions; (6) prepare user guides and webpages for learning and research services of the Libraries; and (7) perform other duties as assigned.

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 for appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian II, or 10% of basic salary for appointment at the rank of Administrative Assistant II/Executive Officer.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes August 18, 2022.

 

Executive Officer (Archives, Special Collections and Preservation & Conservation) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 515934) (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, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree or above in Law or Legal Studies focusing on Hong Kong, with at least 3 years of extensive research experience in legal matters relating to Hong Kong. Qualifications in Archives and Records Management or Library Science or PCLL and experience in Government, NGOs or higher education would be desirable. They should have in-depth knowledge of wider legal matters specialising in copyrights, donations, cultural relations, intellectual property rights and legislations/ordinances relating to records management in Hong Kong; and excellent negotiation skills and capability in drafting legal documents, agreements, deed of gifts, loan agreements, research and fundraising proposals, etc. Excellent written and spoken English and Chinese as well as extensive presentation and public speaking experience are essential.

The appointee will report to the Head of Archives, Special Collections and Preservation & Conservation, and work closely with the Archivist (Records Management) and Assistant Librarian (Special Collections) to advise on agreements (i.e. loan for exhibitions, Deed of Gifts, external donations (Special Collections), etc.), update the existing University Records Management Policies (i.e. Retention and Disposal Schedules following the HKSAR Legislation and Ordinances), conduct ad-hoc research on enquiries relating to records management, and assist the supervisors in any other legal issues arising in the University Libraries.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes August 12, 2022.

 

Library Assistant I (Technology Support Services) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 515949) (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, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance).

Applicants should possess a good university degree and a recognized professional qualification (preferable in data science), OR an advanced degree relevant to the position. They should have at least 1 year’s post-qualification working experience in business intelligence and working knowledge of and skills in common software such as MS Office, in particular a good mastery of Excel. Experience in graphic touch-up with Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator will be desirable. They should also have basic knowledge of library functions and processes with the ability to advise or recommend continuous improvement solutions, good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills in both English and Chinese, and strong learning mindset. They should be detail-oriented, hardworking and self-motivated, with the ability to work independently to analyze data and solve complex problems logically, systematically and creatively.

The appointee will report to the Digital Scholarship Librarian, Technology Support Services. He/She will provide support for metadata workflow of digital projects. The appointee will be responsible for metadata compilation in order to facilitate accurate, complete and consistent resource description and improve digital resource discovery and access within and beyond the digital repository. He/She will also provide support in data management of digital scholarship projects, and multimedia and website development, and perform other duties as assigned.

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

The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes August 12, 2022.

 

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