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Applications are invited for the following posts:

Assistant Special Collections Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian II) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 501984), 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 3 years of appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries, and preferably a higher degree in a second subject relevant to the duties; (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) working experiences in Special Collections or knowledge of history, Hong Kong studies and/or East Asian studies will be an advantage.

Reporting to the Special Collections Librarian in the University Libraries, the appointee will work closely with the Special Collections Librarian to develop the Hong Kong Collection and establish web archives related to Hong Kong using advanced tools; appraise, organize and describe the Hong Kong archival materials according to appropriate standards, guidelines and best practice using ArchivesSpace; supervise, train and motivate supporting staff in providing continuous enhancement of service; assist in overseeing all areas of service provision, front end and back end; and assist the Special Collections Librarian and Fung Ping Shan Librarian in setting policies and implementing strategies for, promoting and facilitating access to and use of, and managing the environment optimal to Special Collections and Fung Ping Shan Collections in the Rare Book Rooms and closed stacks. He/She will also work closely with Assistant Fung Ping Shan Librarians, Digital Projects Librarian, Digital Scholarship Librarian and others on current and potential digitization projects, digital scholarship services and e-resources management matters. Further information about the post can be obtained from https://lib.hku.hk/employment/ASCL(ALII)200820.html.

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 and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes September 24, 2020.

 

Library Assistant (Medical Library) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 501991) (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 mutual agreement)

Applicants should possess 5 passes in HKCEE including English (min. grade C if Syllabus A/Level 2 from 2007) OR min. Level 2 or equivalent in 5 subjects in HKDSEE including English Language, OR a recognized certificate for library assistants OR a recognized certificate in the area of digital library/information centre management, and preferably some relevant library and counter services experience. They should also have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua), working knowledge of and skills in common software such as MS Office, presentation and visualization tools. A strong customer service mindset, problem-solving skills, and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. The appointee will be responsible for providing a wide range of services to library users, including counter duties, medical information services, tours and orientations, user training, shelving and shelf-reading, document delivery, research support, and performing any other duties as assigned by supervisors. 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 and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes September 22, 2020.

 

Engineering Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian II) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 501922), 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 1 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 (e.g. Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Science or equivalent) 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 subject disciplines 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, and latest trends and developments in information technology and in particular those that apply to an educational environment.

The appointees will work under the general direction of the Associate Librarian (Learning and Research Services) and the Associate Librarian (Engagement and Learning Environments). Duties include: managing and leading the service provision for a discipline; overseeing Library staff and services in the Learning Research Services; developing, facilitating access to, and evaluating subject-based 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; providing advice on the application of educational/instructional technologies in the library learning and research services; providing technology support to library staff engaged in digital instructional content development; 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 and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes (3 weeks from the advertised).

 

Junior Library Assistant in Lending Services and Learning Environments Division in the University Libraries (2 posts) ) (to commence as soon as possible, on a one-year temporary-term basis)

Applicants should possess Form 3 standard or above with basic computer skills and good communication skills in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua). They should have a positive and co-operative attitude, and a good customer service mindset.

Post (1) (Ref.: 502015): The appointee will be responsible for (i) performing circulation duties, clearing book drops, searching and processing requested items; (ii) performing shelving, shelf-reading and stocktaking; (iii) packing, delivering library materials alone (for boxes of about 15 kg) or in pair repetitively every working day; (iv) processing new books at the Recent Additions area; (v) recording circulation statistics and tidying up the library; (vi) performing physical processing work including stamping and label sticking in Technical Services Division; and (vii) performing any other duties as assigned.

Post (2) (Ref.: 502017): The appointee will be responsible for (i) performing relegation and weeding of Main Library and Storage collections according to retrieval lists; (ii) packing, delivering library materials alone (for boxes of about 15 kg) or in pair repetitively every working day; (iii) processing relegated materials including record checking, barcode scanning, label generation and assigning stack numbers; (iv) shifting books, updating shelf guides or floor plans, and updating supervisors on shelving capacity and condition; (v) assisting in lending services, shelving, shelf-reading and stocktaking; (vi) providing simple operational support in learning spaces; and (vii) performing any 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 September 7, 2020.

 

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