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The Library is inviting applications for the following positions:

Clear Water Bay Campus

Senior Officer (Archives) (Job ID: 5820)


The Library is seeking an experienced individual for the position of Senior Officer (Archives) to assist the Archives & Special Collections Librarian in the daily operation of the University Archives.

The appointee will work with stakeholders proactively in the acquisition, appraisal, organization and preservation of archival records, providing access to these materials and other activities related to the University Archives.

Applicants should have a diploma in archives and records management or equivalent, in addition to bachelor’s degree and 3 years of working experience, preferably in a library or archives setting. They should have a good command of English and Chinese and possess good computer literacy, knowledge and experience in archival methodology and procedures, archive systems, descriptive standards including ISAD(G), and material formats. The ideal candidate should be a good team player, highlyorganized, detail-minded and meticulous at work. (Duration: 1 year)

Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided where applicable.

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, 18 January 2021. 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.

Research Assistant (Job ID: 5830)


The appointee will participate in the Research Data Services Project in the HKUST Library. The project develops the Library’s capacity and services to support HKUST researchers in managing research data, digital curation, data management plans, and preserving research data as an institutional asset. Reporting to the Head of Research Support Services, the appointee will

  • work with researchers to develop research data management plans for research projects and grant applications;
  • explore tools in digital curation, digitization, format conversion and data preservation;
  • conduct bibliometrics data analysis on institutional research impact, research trends, open access advantage and other publishing metrics;
  • outreach and promote the awareness of data management and digital preservation to HKUST research community; and
  • perform other tasks as assigned.

Applicants should have a master’s degree or above, PhD is desirable. Disciplines relating to computer science, data science and information technology are preferred. Knowledge and experience in data tools such as D3.js, R, Python, SAS, SPSS, and NVivo are desirable. Applicants should also have experience in working with research data, a good command of written and spoken English, good interpersonal skills, good analytical skills and a positive learning attitude. (Duration: 1 year)

Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided where applicable.

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 Tuesday, 26 January 2021. 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.

Guangzhou Campus

Deputy Director of Library Services (Guangzhou) (Job ID: 5636)


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invites applications for the position of Deputy Director of Library Services in Guangzhou campus (GZ).

The HKUST (GZ) Library

HKUST(GZ), situated in Nansha District, Guangzhou, is under construction and is planned to open in 2022. This new campus offers a unique educational environment with four transdisciplinary hubs and sixteen thrust areas. The GZ Library, a smart library with mainly electronic resources, is equipped with technology-enriched spaces and services. It is the common place for the community to explore with emerging technology and to gather, learn, create, and collaborate.

The Role

The position will assist the Director of Library Services in the Hong Kong Clear Water Bay campus in building development, strategic planning of the GZ Library and overseeing its operations. The appointee is expected to lead the functions, to manage resources and to deliver services of the HKUST GZ Library to achieve the missions in supporting teaching, research, and student experience within the University.

The appointee will be required to station and work in the Mainland (initially in Nansha prior to the official opening of the GZ campus in the Fall of 2022). Frequent business travels between Mainland and Clear Water Bay campus will have to be made as required. English is the administration language of HKUST (GZ).

Duties

  • Assist to establish a new Library in the GZ campus and manage the Library’s functions through effective strategic planning;
  • Provide an inspiring and technology-enriched facility and develop a collection of resources for study, research, and enrichment;
  • Oversee the technological development that facilitates information access and discovery;
  • Guide all information, access, technical, and user services and offer user education to build up students’ competency for life-long learning;
  • Plan exhibitions, displays and co-curricular activities to nurture students’ holistic development; and
  • Lead the budgeting process, recruit, and develop staff to ensure productivity and deliver quality services.

Requirements

  • A master’s degree in Library or Information Science or related field; advanced degrees in relevant fields will be an advantage;
  • A proven record of successful management and effective leadership in an academic library setting;
  • Ability to effectively navigate within a large and complex organisation;
  • Effective people management and team-building skills particularly in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communication and information and digital media technologies with evidence of continuing participation and professional growth; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication; good command of English and Putonghua is required.

This is a Mainland appointment and the appointee will be offered a contract by HKUST Mainland entity in accordance with the local labor laws and regulations. Appointment will initially be made on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

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. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 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.

 

Systems Librarian (Guangzhou) (Job ID: 5637)


We are inviting applications for the position of Systems Librarian to plan, set up and develop library systems for the HKUST GZ Library, which is planned to open in the Fall of 2022.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Library Services at GZ campus, the appointee will be required to station and work in the Mainland, with frequent business travels to Clear Water Bay campus (CWB) as required. He/she is expected to work closely with the Library systems colleagues in CWB to implement integrated library system and information discovery platform; set up servers, computing equipment and software; and develop web-based applications to support library services.

Duties

  • Plan, implement and support the cloud-based integrated library system and information discovery platform;
  • Set up, develop and maintain a wide spectrum of library applications and repositories running on Linux and Windows virtual servers;
  • Liaise with other units to develop APIs to integrate between systems;
  • Develop websites and mobile apps to deliver smart library services and access;
  • Evaluate, set up and support computing hardware and software for the learning commons, creative workspace and studio, computer classroom, gallery and other technology-enriched facility;
  • Provide technological support and training to library staff in their operations and workflow; and
  • Perform other librarian duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • A master’s degree in Library or information science together with a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science and Engineering;
  • At least 3 years of post-qualification library systems experience;
  • Demonstrated understanding of bibliographic metadata standards and diverse functions of integrated library system;
  • A proven record of successful implementation and development of library applications in an academic library environment;
  • Strong web-based programming skills using PHP, JavaScript, CSS, SQL and APIs;
  • Ability to multi-task with effective communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (Putonghua).

This is a Mainland appointment and the appointee will be offered a contract by HKUST Mainland entity in accordance with the local labor laws and regulations. Appointment will initially be made on a 2-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

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. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 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 05 January 2021