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Job Vacancies – Staff

The Library is inviting applications for the following positions:

1. Reference Librarian (Job ID: 3575)


Reporting to the Head of Reference and Collection Services, the appointee will give library instruction classes; create web-based research guides and e-learning objects; assist in planning and implementing information literacy teaching, learning, and assessment; conduct orientation activities; serve as a subject librarian for one of the Schools in the University; liaise with faculty of the School on their instructional and research needs, and offer research assistance to users.

The appointee is also expected to evaluate and select both print and electronic materials; offer citation search services to faculty members; provide research consultation (coaching) to research staff and students; assist in collection development; back-up the Collection Development and Services Manager; and assist in other Library functions and projects (e.g. promoting digital scholarship, engaging in general education activities, etc.).

Applicants should have a master’s degree in library science or equivalent, in addition to a bachelor’s degree, preferably in science or engineering, or social science; a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in academic libraries; knowledge of trends and developments in library services, assessment, and information literacy teaching and learning, current electronic library applications and databases searching skills; experience in providing user education; and effective communication and interpersonal skills. He/She should be highly motivated and proactive with multi-task ability, and be able to work in a team. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Chinese including spoken Cantonese and Putonghua is preferred. Shift duty that entails working on weekday evenings and at weekends will be required. (Duration: 3 years, renewable)

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure

In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website (http://jobs.ust.hk) and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Sunday, 8 October 2017. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.

 

2. Library Assistant II (Job ID: 3576)


The appointee will provide general support to the Library’s Access Services. Duties include performing counter duties at service desks; assisting in maintaining in-house databases; performing floor duty to monitor facilities, equipment, study area and conduct routine physical collection maintenance; and providing clerical and logistics support to circulation activities, projects, and events.

Applicants should have at least 5 passes including English (min. Grade C if Syllabus A or level 2 if results were obtained from 2007 onwards) and Chinese in the HKCEE; or 5 subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, attaining level 2 or above (or equivalent) in the HKDSE. He/She should have proficiency in MS Office applications and Chinese word processing, and a good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese. The successful candidate should be service-oriented and a good team player; and have good typing, data entry and analytical skills. Experience of working in a library environment will be an advantage. Shift duty is required. (Duration: 2 years, renewable)

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure

In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website (http://jobs.ust.hk) and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Sunday, 8 October 2017. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.

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last modified 15 September 2017