Job: Senior Assistant Librarian (Cataloguing and Preservation)

12/19/14 –  Senior Assistant Librarian (Cataloguing and Preservation)
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun NT, Hong Kong

Deadline: 01/09/15
Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education informed by the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions.  It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement.  With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences.  These programmes are distinguished by the following attributes: disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and pre-professional studies that are based on a broad liberal arts foundation; rich co-curricular and extra-curricular activities; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience.  It also offers postgraduates programmes up to the doctoral level.Applications are now invited for the following position:

Senior Assistant Librarian (Cataloguing and Preservation)
(Post Ref.: 14/102/ALA)

The appointee will lead and serve as the head of the Cataloguing and Preservation Team.  He/She will be required to (a) supervise the operations of cataloguing and authority control; (b) supervise the processing and preservation of library materials; (c) formulate and maintain the policies and procedures for cataloguing, authority control, library materials processing and preservation; (d) maintain the library bibliographic and authority databases, and the online library catalogue; and (e) analyze relevant statistics and produce regular reports. The appointee will also represent the University in the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) working committees.


Applicants should have (i) recognized professional qualification in Librarianship (MLS or equivalent); (ii) substantial supervisory experience in cataloguing, authority control and preservation operations in an academic library; (iii) a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified Chinese); and (iv) working knowledge of AACR2R, RDA, FRBR, FRAD, LCRIs, LCSH, LCCS, MARC21 and the INNOPAC Millennium/Sierra Library System. Familiarity with information processing of CJK materials will be advantageous.

(Applicants with less experience may be considered for appointment as Assistant Librarian.)

Salary and Benefits

The rank and commencing salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The monthly salary range is HK$37,600.- to HK$49,400.- for Senior Assistant Librarian and HK$24,400.- to HK$47,200.- for Assistant Librarian. Fringe benefits, where applicable, include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund and gratuity.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to forward a cover letter, a resume and a completed application form (Form R2 which is obtainable at to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax at (852) 2891 5782 or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format) by 9 January 2015.  Please quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence.

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