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Applications are invited for the following posts:

Library Assistant (Special Collections) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 499033) (to commence as soon as possible for 6 months)

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 experience. They should have excellent communication skills in written and spoken Chinese, good working knowledge of MS Office, a strong sense of responsibility, and be self-motivated, detail-oriented and a good team player. The appointee will assist in organizing the documents, photos, and other materials of the Szeto Wah Collection, and inputting metadata for creating a webpage of the archives, and perform any other duties as assigned by supervisors. Applicants who are familiar with Mr. Szeto Wah’s background are preferred.

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 careers website (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Closes November 13, 2019.

 

Library Assistant (Law Library) in the University Libraries (2 posts)(Ref.: 499326) (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, legal 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 at the University’s careers website (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.   Closes December 30, 2019.

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Associate Librarian, Learning and Research Services in the University Libraries (Ref.: 499338), to commence on April 1, 2020 on a three-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), plus at least 8 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 demonstrated successful experience in managing learning and research services; a successful record of an innovative and strategic approach to high-quality user-centered services; knowledge of information literacy, emerging information technologies and issues as well as their application to e-learning and scholarly communications; high- level planning and problem solving skills, with the ability to liaise and collaborate with academics and senior professional staff in service delivery and project implementation; expertise in the above areas to represent the Libraries on campus and further afield; experience in effectively leading, motivating, co-ordinating and contributing to the work of library teams, including through project management principles.

The appointee will provide strategic leadership for all aspects of learning and research service provision across the HKU Libraries network of 7 libraries. These services include overall planning and promotion of learning and research services, which cover information literacy training programmes, information discovery and research performance tools, scholarly communication and research data management. Reporting to the Deputy Librarian, the appointee will be a key member of the Libraries’ Senior Management Committee. Further information about the post can be obtained at https://lib.hku.hk/employment/AssoLibn-L&RS.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, totalling 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 at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.   Closes January 22, 2020.

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Library Assistant (Cataloguing) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 499562) (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)200117.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 post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.   Closes February 3, 2020.

 

Applications are invited for appointment as Medical Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 499539), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a good Bachelor’s degree and a recognized professional qualification in librarianship (M.L.S. or equivalent) with at least 5 years of appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries. A higher degree in a second subject relevant to the duties is preferable. Essential qualities of applicants include: excellent interpersonal skills, crisis management and conflict resolution skills; oral and written ability to communicate ideas clearly and convincingly; ability to work independently and with initiative; demonstrated strong leadership with the ability to motivate staff and foster a positive team environment; proven experience in large-scale project planning and implementation; and 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; knowledge of the latest trends and developments in information technology and in particular those that apply to an educational environment. Proficiency in written and spoken Chinese will be a distinct advantage.

This position works under the general direction of the Head of Branch Libraries Services. The appointee will be responsible for 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 information literacy and advanced face-to-face consultation services; coordinating and communicating with other units of the Libraries; 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 careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.   Closes February 20, 2020.

 

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