Job: Senior Assistant Librarian

9/24/15 –  Senior Assistant Librarian (Collection Development and Gift & Exchange)
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong


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 postgraduate programmes up to the doctoral level.

Applications are now invited for the following post:

Senior Assistant Librarian (Collection Development and Gift & Exchange)
(Post Ref.: 15/64/ALA)

The appointee will lead and serve as the head of the Collection Development and Gift & Exchange Team. He/She will be required to (a) formulate and maintain the policies and procedures for collection development, management, and gift and exchange; (b) supervise operations of collection acquisitions, development, management, donation/gift, and exchange; (c) monitor and plan budgets and expenditures for library resources; (d) negotiate price and license terms with library resource vendors; (e) manage the electronic resources and serials collections and discovery/online service platform; (f) supervise cataloguing of electronic resources and serials; and (g) manage in-house developed collection development and management systems. The appointee will also represent the University in the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) working committees such as Consortiall and HKMAC.


Applicants should have (i) recognized professional qualification in Librarianship (MLS or equivalent); (ii) substantial supervisory experience in collection development and management, acquisitions, electronic and serials management, electronic resources cataloguing, and gift and exchange operations in an academic library; (iii) sound knowledge of current collection development and management practices and trends; (iv) demonstrated experience in utilizing information technology in collection development and management; (v) excellent coordination, planning, analytical, and project management skills; and (vi) a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese. Working knowledge of the Innovative Millennium/Sierra Library System will be advantageous.

Salary and Benefits

Commencing salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  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 or by fax at 2891 5782 or by by 30 September 2015.  Please quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence.

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