Job: Assistant Librarian I/II (2 posts) in the Library

12/5/14 –  Assistant Librarian I/II (2 posts) in the Library
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.

Applications are invited for Assistant Librarian I/II (2 posts) in the Library:
(a) Teaching and Learning Support [Ref. B/009/09]
(b) Research Support and Business Development [Ref. B/010/09]


For post (a): as a subject librarian for the designated departments/programs, the appointee is required to work closely with faculty and students to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University. Main duties include providing information literacy instructions and reference consultation, developing course-related instructions, organizing academic exchange and outreach activities, reviewing collection policies, and developing collections in the assigned subject areas.

For post (b): spearhead the Library’s initiatives to assist faculty and students in managing the lifecycle of data resulting from all types of research projects; and develop a data management services program to support the use, curation and reuse of data; and develop an institutional repository of academic scholarship to facilitate knowledge sharing and knowledge branding.

For both posts, evenings and/or weekends shifts may be required.

Requirements:  A good honours degree plus a recognized postgraduate degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science (or equivalent). Good planning and organizational skills; ability to work independently, cooperatively and collegially; excellent interpersonal skills and written English; demonstrable professionalism with strong motivation, innovation, flexibility and commitment are required. At least 5 years’ experience at Assistant Librarian II level with supervisory role is required for appointment as Assistant Librarian I.

For post (b), knowledge of academic research process, institutional repository trends and best practices, and copyright issues in academic library; and experience in knowledge/data management and curation, with particular focus on research practices relating to data, format migration, preservation, reuse and retrieval are also required.

(Further enquiries can be directed to Ms. Sheena SHUM of Library at email:

Salary and Conditions of Service:  Remuneration package will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract; fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and housing benefits (where applicable).

Information and Application:  Further information on the posts and the University is available at, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311].

To apply, please submit an online application at The closing date is 15 January 2015. Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially those who will enhance the diversity of our staff.  City University of Hong Kong was ranked 5th among the world’s top 50 universities under the age of 50 in the Quacquarelli Symonds 2014 survey

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