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Applications are invited for the following posts:

Library Assistant (Cataloguing) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 500634) (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 proficiency in written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua); good communication and interpersonal skills; working knowledge of and skills in common software such as MS Office and demonstrated knowledge of cataloguing of Western and Chinese materials using MARC21, RDA, AACR2R, DDC and LCC. Those with experience in the application of LC Pinyin Romanization guidelines for editing the Pinyin of Chinese bibliographical records would have an advantage. The appointee will be responsible for performing copy/adaptive cataloging, including conducting bibliographic search, authority checking, Pinyin editing, assigning call numbers and subject headings. Further information about the post can be obtained at https://lib.hku.hk/employment/LA(CAT)200706.html.

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 July 21, 2020.

 

Library Assistant I (Acquisitions) in the University Libraries (Ref: 500587) (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 recognized university degree OR a diploma in librarianship with relevant post-qualification experience, preferably in a supervisory position. They should have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua), ability to provide technical support for computer applications, and demonstrated proficiency in library automated system. Working knowledge of Alma and Primo is desirable. They should also be customer-oriented, self-motivated and strongly committed to public service. Experience of providing operational support to electronic resource management would be an advantage.

The appointee will be responsible for the acquisitions of print and electronic resources, supervising title selection, renewal, invoicing, access verification and troubleshooting, and usage review. He/She will assist in compiling statistics, overseeing the maintenance of acquisition and license information in Alma and providing administrative support, including preparation of work progress reports; assisting supervisors in service planning and supervision of staff; liaison with internal stakeholders and external vendors; and performing any other duties as assigned by the Acquisitions Librarian and Electronic Resources Librarian. Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 499960) need not re-apply.

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 July 17, 2020.

 

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