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Applications are invited for the following posts:

Head of Preservation and Conservation (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 503562), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have significant training and experience in meeting the preservation and conservation needs of the Libraries as evidenced by (1) a good first degree and a recognized professional qualification in information science (M.L.S. or equivalent) OR a Master's degree PLUS advanced training in preservation/conservation; with at least 5 years of relevant post- qualification experience OR the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience in academic libraries; (2) strong written and oral communication skills in English (Chinese spoken and written skills are not required but will be seen as a plus); ability to prepare reports, document procedures, draft policies, and conduct and interpret surveys; (3) strong interpersonal skills to liaise with all levels of Library staff, users and vendors; (4) demonstrated ability to manage a group of professional and support staff and complex activities carried out in a distributed work environment, including working with staff from across the Libraries as the leader of the Preservation and Conservation Division; and (5) demonstrated expertise in either book, paper or photograph conservation. Training and experience in print and non-print preservation best practices as well as knowledge of issues and trends, including demonstrated knowledge about the lifecycle management of digital assets are required. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate workflows independently, to exercise individual initiative, to be flexible in a dynamic work setting, to encourage team work and cross-divisional collaboration and to analyze and solve complex problems; excellent organizational and management skills with a strong public service orientation are also required. The Head of Preservation and Conservation is encouraged to develop his/her own self and to make contributions to the profession.

Reporting to the Deputy Librarian/Fung Ping Shan Librarian, the Head of Preservation and Conservation will lead a division to develop and implement its system-wide Preservation and Conservation programme for over 3 million printed volumes and for the Libraries’ growing special, archival and digital collections, and work in a distributed environment, partnering with colleagues throughout the library system to preserve and provide access to library materials in all formats, including both physical and virtual. Further information about the post can be obtained at https://lib.hku.hk/employment/Head_of_PC_210315.html.

The University of Hong Kong Libraries collections include Western rare books (primarily 16th-19th c); Chinese rare books, manuscripts and rubbings (11th to 20th c);historical photographic collections; architectural drawings/reprographics; Hong Kong related publications, and other archival collections and materials.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes April 14, 2021 .

 

IT Officer (Technology Support Services) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 503630) (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)

Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or related disciplines with at least 3 years’ relevant post qualification work experience OR a Master’s degree with at least 1 year’s relevant post qualification work experience. They should have experience in application development (proficient in at least two of Java/PHP/AngularJS/ReactJS/NodeJS/Ruby/Python); Linux server administration; be self-motivated and team-oriented; with good communication, problem-solving and analytical skills; and the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently. The appointee will be responsible for system analysis and sourcing, system setup and upgrade, application development, server administration, and providing training to users in new software packages, applications, procedures and systems. Knowledge in AI, DevOps, and Data Analytics application development is an advantage. Shift duties after normal office hours and on Saturdays may be required.

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 post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes April 13, 2021 .

 

Head of Archives and Special Collections (at the rank of Associate Librarian) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 503629) to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a postgraduate qualification in archives/special collections management and experience in a university or institutional archives/special collections, OR a postgraduate qualification in library management with specialization in archives/special collections, OR a graduate degree in History or other appropriate disciplines with significant experience in a university or institutional archive/special collections; along with at least 8 years’ experience in increasingly responsible positions within the profession of archives, special collections and/or related employment in teaching/research. A second Master’s degree or a doctoral degree in a related discipline is preferable. Essential qualities include: knowledge of current trends and best practices in the digital scholarship, archival, special collections and records management fields; proven familiarity with best practices in digitization and content management systems; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a successful track record in leadership, management and supervision including leading through changes and strategic planning; and demonstrated records management experience. The ability to speak Cantonese and to read and write in Chinese, as well as to do translation between Chinese and English is not essential but would be an advantage.

Reporting to the Deputy Librarian/Fung Ping Shan Librarian, the Head of Archives and Special Collections will provide leadership to the Archives and Special Collections and assist in the management of University records. As this is a new role, the successful candidate will be tasked with creating a holistic vision and culture for the Special Collections and University Archives while honoring their individual historical missions and responsibilities. The appointee will provide leadership for the development and ongoing operation of the Archives and Special Collections, particularly by exploiting opportunities for shared services, resources, and processes and staffing, and will also develop comprehensive Records and Information Management (RIM) Services for the University’s Administration. He/She will work closely with the Deputy Librarian/Fung Ping Shan Librarian in seeking external donations and funding for the growth and development of the unit and will actively seek opportunities for local, regional, and international partnerships. Further information about the post can be obtained at https://lib.hku.hk/employment/Head_of_Archive_SP_210216.html. Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 503331) need not re-apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salary tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes April 7, 2021 .

 

Medical Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 503538), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess (1) a good university degree and a recognized professional qualification in library and information science (e.g. M.L.S. or equivalent) OR an advanced degree relevant to the position; with at least 5 years of appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries OR an equivalent combination of relevant experience in working with learning and research processes. A higher degree in a second subject relevant to the duties is preferable; (2) excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, crisis management and conflict resolution skills; (3) oral and written ability to present ideas unambiguously and convincingly; (4) ability to work independently and with initiative; (5) a collaborative spirit in working with staff within the Library and the University community at large; (6) demonstrated strong leadership with the ability to delegate effectively, discharge duties to staff and set appropriate standards for the delivery of service/work; (7) ability to motivate staff and foster a positive team environment; (8) proven ability to plan and implement significant projects; (9) a demonstrated high level of professional competence in the areas of health sciences (clinical and basic), healthcare environment and information policies, health sciences information services and health sciences information resources management, curricula design and instruction, research, analysis and interpretation; and (10) knowledge of learning and research processes, latest trends and developments in information technology and in particular those that apply to an educational environment.

The appointee will work under the general direction of the Associate Librarian (Engagement and Learning Environments) and the Associate Librarian (Learning and Research Services). Duties include: managing and leading the Medical Library staff and services; developing, facilitating access to, and evaluating Medical and related information resources responsive to needs; liaison work with the Faculty including understanding and addressing their needs and communicating the Libraries’ collections and services capabilities; providing learning and research support, library training, information services and advanced consultation services via face-to-face and online modes; coordinating and communicating with other units of the Libraries; collaborating with other partners on campus and beyond; and participating in library-wide projects and activities.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes March 30, 2021 .

 

Education Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian II) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 503539), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess (1) a good university degree and a recognized professional qualification in library and information science (e.g. M.L.S. or equivalent) OR an advanced degree relevant to the position; with at least one year of appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries, OR an equivalent combination of relevant experience in working with learning and research processes. A higher degree in a second subject relevant to the duties is preferable; (2) excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, crisis management and conflict resolution skills; (3) oral and written ability to present ideas unambiguously and convincingly; (4) ability to work independently and with initiative; (5) a collaborative spirit in working with staff within the Library and the University community at large; (6) demonstrated leadership with the ability to set appropriate standards for the delivery of service/work; (7) ability to motivate staff and foster a positive team environment; (8) proven ability to plan and implement significant projects; (9) a demonstrated high level of professional competence in the Education subject discipline as well as information resources at research level in academic institutions, information resources management, curricula design and instruction, research, analysis and interpretation; and (10) knowledge of learning and research processes, latest trends and developments in information technology and in particular those that apply to an educational environment.

The appointee will work under the general direction of the Associate Librarian (Engagement and Learning Environments) and Associate Librarian (Learning and Research Services). Duties include: managing and leading the Education Library staff and services; developing, facilitating access to, and evaluating Education and related information resources responsive to needs; liaison work with the Faculty, including understanding and addressing their needs and communicating the Libraries’ collections and services capabilities; providing learning and research support, library training, information services and advanced consultation services via face-to-face and online modes; coordinating and communicating with other units of the Libraries; collaborating with other partners on campus and beyond; and participation in library-wide projects and activities.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes March 30, 2021 .

 

Library Assistant in Engagement and Learning Environments Division in the University Libraries Libraries (Ref.: 503524) (to commence as soon as possible, on a temporary basis until June 2022)

Applicants should have a good Bachelor’s degree preferably in Information Management or a related field. Candidates should have eagerness to learn new technologies and initiatives; good communication skills; good understanding of customer services and user services for SEN users; basic technical knowledge and experience of new and emerging technologies in education and instructional design; team spirit to provide support and services; and a proactive and innovative attitude to provide suggestions and services to the libraries.

This position works under the general direction of the Associate Librarian (Engagement and Learning Environments) and the Assistant Librarian (Engagement and Special Education Needs Support). The appointee will provide support to SEN students in obtaining accessible reading materials/digitization and data input; contact Peer Impact Network (PIN) members through CEDARS for proofreading tasks; handle clerical work related to SEN support; assist in library technology outreach; provide technical support in the Special Study Rooms and services in the Main Library; assist in promoting and organizing SEN events and activities; assist in managing facilities including assistive devices in two Special Study Rooms at the Main Library/Branch libraries; assist in participating in tours on SEN facilities and services when necessary; assist in organizing SEN Day@Libraries, Universal Design Day@Libraries in collaboration with CEDARS and NGOs; record and compile statistics; provide support to all regular services of the libraries, and perform any other duties as assigned. Shift duty on evenings, weekends and public holidays will be required.

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 post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes March 30, 2021 .

 

Systems Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I/II) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 503527), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a good university degree, and a recognised professional qualification in librarianship (M. L. S. or equivalent) or another related discipline, plus at least 5 years of appropriate post-qualification experience in academic or research institutions. A higher degree in a second subject relevant to the duties is preferable. Candidates should have strong technical skills together with good analytical and problem-solving skills for managing HKUL’s integrated library systems; hands-on experience in computer systems and programs, website application development, and database construction. They should also demonstrate managerial skills and qualities, while developing a teamwork community through orchestration of work diversities. Those with less experience may be considered for appointment as Assistant Librarian II.

The appointee will work under the general direction of the Associate Librarian (Technical Services and Technology Support Services). He/She will perform system administration and support tasks related to the Ex Libris (such as Alma, Primo, Leganto and CampusM) systems; administer aspects of the operation and configuration of the library systems, and coordinate its use with Technical Services and Lending Services to maximize the system's capabilities in various aspects, such as ERM and circulation; use Ex Libris Developer Network tools and APIs in designing and maintaining system customizations; provide and assist colleagues in delivery of statistics from the Analytics and Data Warehouse; assist with the setting up, maintenance, and troubleshooting of technology issues; participate in Digital Library project development; act as the liaison between HKUL faculties and departments and JULAC libraries to communicate the status of projects and problem resolution; participate in committees as necessary; and perform other related work as assigned.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s career site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes March 23, 2021 .

 

Head of Archives and Special Collections (at the rank of Associate Librarian) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 503331) to commence as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a postgraduate qualification in archives/special collections management and experience in a university or institutional archives/special collections, OR a postgraduate qualification in library management with specialization in archives/special collections, OR a graduate degree in History or other appropriate disciplines with significant experience in a university or institutional archive/special collections; along with at least 8 years’ experience in increasingly responsible positions within the profession of archives, special collections and/or related employment in teaching/research. A second Master’s degree or a doctoral degree in a related discipline is preferable. Essential qualities include: knowledge of current trends and best practices in the digital scholarship, archival, special collections and records management fields; proven familiarity with best practices in digitization and content management systems; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a successful track record in leadership, management and supervision including leading through changes and strategic planning; and demonstrated records management experience. The ability to speak Cantonese and to read and write in Chinese, as well as to do translation between Chinese and English is not essential but would be an advantage.

Reporting to the Deputy Librarian/Fung Ping Shan Librarian, the Head of Archives and Special Collections will provide leadership to the Archives and Special Collections and assist in the management of University records. As this is a new role, the successful candidate will be tasked with creating a holistic vision and culture for the Special Collections and University Archives while honoring their individual historical missions and responsibilities. The appointee will provide leadership for the development and ongoing operation of the Archives and Special Collections, particularly by exploiting opportunities for shared services, resources, and processes and staffing, and will also develop comprehensive Records and Information Management (RIM) Services for the University’s Administration. He/She will work closely with the Deputy Librarian/Fung Ping Shan Librarian in seeking external donations and funding for the growth and development of the unit and will actively seek opportunities for local, regional, and international partnerships. Further information about the post can be obtained at https://lib.hku.hk/employment/Head_of_Archive_SP_210216.html.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salary tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes March 21, 2021 .

 

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