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Job Vacancies – Staff

The Library is inviting applications for the following positions:

1. Information Instruction Librarian (Job ID: 4588)


Reporting to the Head (Information Instruction & 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 and serve as a subject librarian for one of the Schools in the University; liaise with faculty of the assigned School on their instructional and research needs; and offer in-depth subject assistance to users.

The appointee is also expected to work closely with the Library’s Research Support Services team. Duties include providing citation search service and research consultation (coaching) to research staff and students, and assisting in the Library’s Research Data service efforts. S/He will also work with other Library team members to develop and implement user engagement and general education activities as well as other Library functions and projects.

Applicants should have a master’s degree in library science (M.L.S.) or equivalent, in addition to a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a STEM major; and a minimum of 2 years of post-qualification (M.L.S. or equivalent) practical work experience in academic libraries. Applicants should also have knowledge of trends and developments in library services, assessment, and information, digital and data literacy teaching and learning; experience in providing user education; demonstrated good service attitude and skills; and excellent written and oral communications skills. The appointee should be highly motivated and proactive, and be able to multitask and work well in a team. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required, and knowledge of Chinese including spoken Cantonese and Putonghua is preferred. Experience and knowledge of trends and developments in libraries’ research and data services or digital scholarship will be advantageous. Shift duty that entails working on weekday evenings and at weekends may be 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 (https://hkustcareers.ust.hk) and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Sunday, 30 June 2019. 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. Senior Officer (Special Collections) (Job ID: 4638)


The Library is seeking an experienced individual to fill a project-based position whose main responsibility is to assist the Manager (Digital Scholarship & Archives) in the management of the Special Collections of the Library.

Reporting to the Manager (Digital Scholarship & Archives), the appointee’s major duties include managing and enhancing the Special Collections; managing the Special Collections Gallery and overseeing its development; implementing and installing exhibitions; organizing outreach programs and other education activities; conducting digitization projects for maps, rare books and audio-visual materials; and assisting in office administration.

The position will involve working on the Western Maps of China project. The appointee will assist the Manager (Digital Scholarship & Archives) in collecting information on the maps; obtaining map images and clearing copyright; and translating the English text into Chinese. The appointee may also be required to support the University Archives.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree plus 3-5 years of work experience, preferably in Library/Art History/Museum Studies/Cultural Heritage Studies or other related disciplines. The ideal candidate should be a good team player and able to work independently. S/He should also possess good interpersonal and communication skills; a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (i.e. both Cantonese and Putonghua); good IT skills (e.g. skills in using Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator); and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). (Duration: 2 years)

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 (https://hkustcareers.ust.hk) and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Monday, 10 June 2019. 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.

3. Assistant Officer (Serials) (Job ID: 4636)


Working in the Serials Team of the Library Resource Management Department, the appointee will be responsible for performing the procurement and metadata management of serials and/or media related services and activities. Major duties of the appointee include sourcing, ordering, payment processing, receiving and generating claims, electronic resources routine maintenance, metadata input, and record maintenance and withdrawals. S/He is also expected to acquire materials and communicate with vendors; prepare and maintain serials pricing and usage figures and/or media statistics; perform counter duties; and carry out other duties as assigned.

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, plus at least 1 year of post-qualification work experience, preferably in a university library setting. The ideal candidate should have working knowledge of MS Office applications and Chinese word processing, strong analytical skills, and attention to details; and be proficient in both written and spoken Chinese and English, self-motivated, and able to work in a team. Preference would be given to candidates who have knowledge of and experience with an Integrated Library System and billing practices of publishers and vendors; and an understanding of MARC and Library of Congress classification. (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 (https://hkustcareers.ust.hk) and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Monday, 10 June 2019. 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.

4. Assistant Officer (Monographs) (Job ID: 4637)


Working in the Monographs Team of the Library Resource Management Department, the appointee will be responsible for performing the procurement and metadata management of print and e-book related services and activities. Major duties of the appointee include sourcing, ordering, payment processing, receiving and generating claims, electronic resources routine maintenance, descriptive cataloging, and record maintenance and withdrawals. S/He is also expected to acquire materials and communicate with vendors; prepare e-book usage statistics; perform counter duties; and carry out other duties as assigned.

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, plus at least 1 year of post-qualification work experience, preferably in a university library setting. The ideal candidate should have working knowledge of MS Office applications and Chinese word processing, strong analytical skills, and attention to details; and be proficient in both written and spoken Chinese and English, self-motivated, and able to work in a team. Preference would be given to candidates who have knowledge of and experience with an Integrated Library System and billing practices of publishers and vendors; and an understanding of MARC and Library of Congress classification. (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 (https://hkustcareers.ust.hk) and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Monday, 10 June 2019. 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 21 May 2019