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Applications are invited for the following posts:

Analytics Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian II) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 508455), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess: (1) a Bachelor’s degree and a recognized professional qualification in data science, statistics, business analytics; and a Master’s degree in library and information science (e.g. M.L.S. or equivalent) OR an advanced degree relevant to the position; (2) at least 5 years’ post-qualification working experience in business intelligence; (3) experience in data manipulation, statistical analysis, predictive modelling techniques and data visualization; (4) working experience in data analytics tools; (5) the ability to work independently to analyze data and solve complex problems logically, systematically and creatively; (6) basic knowledge of library functions and processes with the ability to advise or recommend continuous improvement solutions; and (7) good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills in both English and Chinese.

Reporting to the Associate Librarian of Technical Services and Technology Support Services and working within a growing digital development team, the Analytics Librarian will work closely with librarians and others across the Libraries’ network. He/She will be responsible for developing a technical expertise on practical solutions of data analysis, data insight, and data mining and visualization. The appointee will (i) collect, analyze, build visualizations and dashboards in data platform, and generate reports for quantitative and qualitative data gathered from various sources (including library systems, vendor statistics, observations, surveys, web analytics, etc.); (ii) liaise with data owner to identify and collect information about data collections at the University; (iii) use business acumen to communicate findings, and mine vast amounts of data for useful insights to influence/suggest the way to approach business challenges; (iv) analyze data from multiple angles, looking for trends that highlight problems or opportunities; (v) analyze data for trends and patterns and to find answers to specific questions; and (vi) assist in policy formulation for effective data management and analysis for business assessment.

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 careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes October 27, 2021.

 

Assistant Research Services Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian II) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 508384), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess: (1) a Bachelor’s degree and a recognized professional qualification in library and information science (e.g. M.L.S. or equivalent) OR a Master’s degree or an advanced degree relevant to the position; (2) 3-5 years of relevant experience in academic libraries, OR an equivalent combination of relevant experience working with learning and research processes; (3) research experience or basic knowledge of research cycle; (4) sound knowledge of and practical experience in the programming language including Python, R, and Javascript; (5) hands-on experience in database administration/engineering (PostgreSQL and/or MySQL) and git code management practices; (6) experience in using business intelligence (BI) tools such as Alteryx, Tableau or Power BI, and/or performing data analysis (highly desirable); (7) excellent organizational and project management skills; (8) the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and collegially with other colleagues; and (9) demonstrated professionalism with strong motivation, innovation, flexibility and commitment.

The appointee will work under the supervision of the Data and Scholarly Communication Librarian and Associate Librarian (Learning and Research Services). He/She will work with the Data and Scholarly Communication Librarian to develop and manage activities to support the bibliometrics and research impact services; work collaboratively with the Technology Support Services (TSS) and Subject Librarians in developing the HKU Scholars Hub and research data services; design, develop and maintain effective online and print reports related to bibliometrics and research impact; analyze trends and patterns over time using benchmarks and comparative data from different sources; explore and answer the methodological questions related to bibliometrics; provide data analysis and visualization consultation services for the RPG students and staff; and develop the HKU ejournal publishing platform (Open Journal System).

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 careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes October 25, 2021.

 

Undergraduate Services Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian II) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 508385), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess: (1) a Bachelor’s degree and a recognized professional qualification in library and information science (e.g. M.L.S. or equivalent) OR a Master’s degree or an advanced degree relevant to the position; (2) 3-5 years of relevant experience in academic libraries OR an equivalent combination of relevant experience in learning and research processes; (3) excellent oral and written ability to present ideas unambiguously and convincingly; (4) knowledge of learning and research processes, and the latest trends and developments in information technology, in particular those that apply to an educational environment; (5) solid experience in instructional video production and e-learning tool adoption (preferred); (6) prior experience in online course and blended learning design (an advantage); (7) demonstrated leadership with the ability to delegate effectively, discharge duties to staff and set appropriate standards for the delivery of service/work; (8) excellent organizational and project management skills; (9) strong analytical and problem-solving skills; (10) knowledge of Alma and Primo Analytics (an advantage); (11) the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and collegially with other colleagues; and (12) demonstrated professionalism with strong motivation, innovation, flexibility and commitment.

Reporting to the Associate Librarian (Learning and Research Services), the appointee will teach information literacy and other associated skills, provide information and consultation services, develop and initiate outreach and services focusing on undergraduate students. He/She will plan and implement a comprehensive First Year Experience@HKUL programme to enrich the learning experience of undergraduate students; organize and assess undergraduate library orientations and workshops to enhance students’ information literacy; work closely with the Learning Services Coordinator on developing, delivering and supporting a range of library trainings (blended and online) for the university community; create learning objects and facilitate e-learning support and integration in the campus learning management system; supervise library-wide ReadingList Service@HKUL to support e-learning; enhance students’ information ethics by maintaining and promoting Literacy Training: Academic Honesty and eLearning@HKUL: Manage Citation with Endnote; review quantitative and qualitative feedback to introduce new services to accommodate students’ evolving needs; keep abreast of the emerging technologies and facilitate innovative applications in library learning services and programmes; provide reference and consultation services to support undergraduate student projects; participate in library-wide projects; initiate outreach efforts and collaborate with key campus partners to provide undergraduate-focused support with a creative approach; and carry out other duties 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 careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Closes October 11, 2021.

 

Head of Digital Scholarship Services (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 508277), 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 humanities, social sciences, history, arts OR a degree relevant to the position; and (2) a Master’s degree in library and information science (e.g. M.L.S. or equivalent) OR an advanced degree relevant to the position; (3) at least 5 years’ post-qualification relevant experience in academic libraries or research institutions OR an equivalent relevant experience in working with digital humanities or digital scholarship development; (4) hands-on experience of digital humanities methods and technologies to investigate research questions, including but not limited to data visualization, statistical analysis, programming and scripting languages, text mining and encoding, and other computational methods; (5) knowledge and experience with a broad variety of emerging digital scholarship or digital humanities methods and technologies, including but not limited to digitization and OCR, data visualization, geospatial analysis, text encoding, text mining, and metadata schema.; (6) relevant experience in developing and supporting digital content in an academic environment; (7) strong written and oral communication skills in English and Chinese across scholarly and technology domains; and (8) strong project management skills and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and innovatively with library colleagues, the University community at large, and external communities.

Reporting to the Associate Librarian, Technical Services and Technology Support Services and working within a growing digital development team, the Head of Digital Scholarship Services will lead the Digital Scholarship Team and participate in developing the Library’s digital collections and digital scholarship initiatives. The appointee will be responsible for (i) providing consultation, technical support, and project management for faculty, staff and students engaged in technology-rich scholarly projects; (ii) identifying and deploying appropriate tools and technologies to deliver digital scholarship projects, such as data visualization, text mining and encoding, GIS applications, data analysis, programming and scripting languages, etc.; (iii) planning and developing the Library’s digital collections and digital scholarship initiatives including digitization, format conversion, data management, digital exhibits, digital preservation, etc.; (iv) participating in special events or programs to promote digital scholarship.; (v) evaluating feasibility of proposed projects and initiatives within the local environment; (vi) advising on library policy issues raised by digital resources such as copyright policy, intellectual freedom issues, fair use, e-privacy concerns or censorship of Internet content; and (vii) staying abreast of and evaluating current and emerging digital tools and methodologies supporting scholars in arts, history, humanities and social sciences, and in the area of digital libraries.

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 October 10, 2021.

 

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