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The Library is inviting applications for the following positions:

Clear Water Bay Campus

Director of Library Services (Job ID: 5419)


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invites applications and nominations for the positions of Director of Library Services.

The University

Founded in 1991, HKUST is a dynamic, international research university in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of and education in science, technology, business, humanities and social science. Within its short history, the University has become a leading player in international higher education.

HKUST comprises around 650 internationally respected and culturally diverse faculty members, with about 10,000 undergraduate and 5,600 postgraduate students. It promotes interdisciplinary studies and a strong entrepreneurial spirit in a diverse learning environment that enhances student development of creativity, innovative thinking and a global outlook. English is the language used in teaching, research and administration.

To complement its Clear Water Bay campus (CWB) in Hong Kong, HKUST is currently developing a new campus in Guangzhou, Chinese mainland. Scheduled to open in 2022, HKUST (GZ) will offer a unique educational environment with four transdisciplinary hubs and 16 thrust areas. Central facilities, such as the Libraries, will be coordinated across the two campuses to enable synergy.

The HKUST Library

The HKUST Library is an integral component of the University, supporting teaching, learning and research in science, engineering, business and management, humanities and social sciences, and interdisciplinary programs. At present, the Library’s book and periodical collections total approximately 730,000 volumes, plus 25,000 media materials. The Library’s electronic collections include more than 300 electronic databases, 130,000 e-journals, and 750,000 e-books. With a team of 90 professional and supporting staff, the Library offers its users a learning environment rich in electronic information and digital services. The Library’s website (http://library.ust.hk) has developed into a central information hub for access to Library information, services, and resources; instructional materials; and publications by our research community.

Not only does the Library help prepare HKUST students to be successful global citizens and life-long learners and enhance HKUST researchers in their intellectual discovery, scholarship and exchange of knowledge, it also serves the larger purpose of meeting the information and whole-person development needs of the HKUST community as a whole.

The Role

The Director of Library Services will be accountable for the strategic development of the Library of HKUST (CWB). S/he will provide leadership for its functions as well as overall management of all its resources, and services to achieve the missions in supporting teaching, research, student experience within the University; and its engagement with the University and external communities. In addition, s/he will coordinate and collaborate with the Director of Library Services of HKUST (GZ). Major responsibilities include:

  • Manage the Library through effective strategic and action planning, in line with the University’s priorities;
  • Provide an inspiring physical place and technology-enriched facility for study, research, enrichment, and collaboration;
  • Enrich a collection of resources in all formats and archive important University documents for easy access;
  • Oversee the development of a technological environment that facilitates state-of-the-art information access, retrieval, and discovery;
  • Guide all information, technical, digital, access, research, and user services of the Library to ensure responsive and effective support;
  • Offer user education to build students’ information literacy capacity and competency for lifelong learning;
  • Plan arts and cultural and general educational co-curricular activities to enrich students’ holistic development;
  • Lead the preparation of the annual budget and guide the expenditures to be spent appropriately and within financial constraints;
  • Develop staff recruitment and development plans to ensure productivity, team effectiveness and to deliver quality services; and
  • Represent the Library externally by developing links to the library community and professional bodies and forming strategic partnerships.

Qualifications

  • 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;
  • Demonstrated 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;
  • Excellent oral and written communication; and
  • Evidence of continuing scholarly participation and professional growth.

Terms & Applications/Nominations

The HKUST has engaged Odgers Berndtson to assist with the recruitment of the Director of Library Services.

The post is a full-time appointment on a 3-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement. Competitive remuneration and generous fringe benefits, including housing where appropriate, will be provided. A gratuity will be payable upon completion of contract.

Applications/nominations, together with a full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent to HKUST-DLS@odgersberndtson.com (Attention: Mr Sherman Chin). Review of candidates will begin shortly and continue until the position is filled.

HKUST is committed to diversity in recruitment and equal opportunity employment. Additional information about the University is available on the website <http://www.ust.hk>.

Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

 

Information Instruction Librarian (Job ID: 6089)


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. His/Her 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. He/She 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 Monday, 10 May 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

Director of Library Services 香港科技大學(廣州)圖書館館長 (Job ID: 6036)


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invites applications for the position of 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. Please visit http://hkust-gz.edu.cn/ for details. 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 appointee will closely work with Hong Kong Clear Water Bay Library in building development, strategic planning of the GZ Library and overseeing its operations. He/She 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

  • 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; candidates with less experience will be considered for the positions of Associate Director;
  • 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.

招聘詳述
香港科技大學現正招聘圖書館館長一職,工作地點在香港科技大學(廣州)。

香港科技大學(廣州)圖書館
位於廣州市南沙區的香港科技大學(廣州)目前正在建設中,計劃於2022年秋季校舍正式啟用。詳情請參考 http://hkust-gz.edu.cn/。廣州新校區設置了四個跨學科樞紐和十六個學域,能為學生提供獨特的教育環境。香港科技大學(廣州)擁有以電子資源為主的智能圖書館,館內設有配備了先進技術服務的學習空間。圖書館是校園裡探索發展新興科技的公共區域,師生會在此匯聚、學習、創新和合作。

工作角色
此職位將負責廣州校區圖書館的戰略規劃、建設發展、運作監督,並與清水灣校區圖書館緊密合作。受聘者負責領導館內功能設置、管理資源及提供服務,以完成支持大學內教學、研究及學生體驗的使命。

受聘者需在內地工作,並必須按需要經常到清水灣校區出差。英語是香港科技大學(廣州)的行政語言。

工作職責

  • 在廣州校區建立新圖書館,通過高效的戰略規劃管理圖書館的各項功能;
  • 提供富啟示性的、技術便利性高的學術場所,為學習、研究和知識增長開發學術資源;
  • 監管信息獲取和搜索的技術發展;
  • 引導整合所有信息、訪問渠道、技術和用戶服務,提供用戶教育,培養學生終身學習的能力;
  • 監管展覽和聯課活動的策劃,以培養學生的整體發展;及
  • 領導預算制定流程,招聘、培訓員工,保證生產力及提供高質量的服務。

任職條件

  • 圖書館學、信息管理或相關領域的碩士學位;具有相關領域的高等學位尤佳;
  • 有管理和領導學術圖書館的經驗;資歷和經驗較淺的申請人將被考慮擔任副館長(圖書館服務)或副館長(行政服務);
  • 能夠在大型複雜組織架構里高效工作;
  • 能在多元文化環境下高效地管理人員及建設團隊;
  • 對學術交流的新趨勢和信息、數字化媒體技術方面有豐富的知識,並有在該領域持續參與和專業成長的佐證;
  • 優秀的表達和書寫能力; 良好的英語和普通話。

此職位是內地的委任,受聘者會根據內地的勞動法及規例簽署合同。首次合同期為3年,經雙方同意後可續聘。

此職位將持續接受申請,直至招聘完畢。

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.

 

Associate Director (Library Services)/Associate Director (Administrative Services) 圖書館副館長(圖書館服務)/ 圖書館副館長(行政服務) (Job ID: 6039)


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) invites applications for the positions of Associate Director (Library Services) and Associate Director (Administrative Services) in Guangzhou campus, HKUST(GZ).

HKUST(GZ), situated in Nansha District, Guangzhou, is under construction and is planned to open in the fall of 2022. Please visit http://hkust-gz.edu.cn/ for details. This new campus offers a unique educational environment with four cross-disciplinary hubs and sixteen thrust areas. The HKUST(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.

Duties

The appointees will assist the Director of Library Services at HKUST(GZ) in the management of the GZ Library in the two core areas, namely library services and administrative services.

The appointees will be required to station and work in the Mainland. Frequent business travels between Mainland and Clear Water Bay campuses will have to be made as required. English is the administration language of HKUST(GZ).

Associate Director (Library Services)
The appointee will lead the strategic development, management and delivery of library services and support programs to ensure they support teaching, learning, and research activities across the University and provide high-quality student experience. These include:

  • Collection and resource management: leads to develop and manage a collection of print and e-resources to support learning and research.
  • Coordination: leads collaboration with the counterpart in HKUST Library in Clear Water Bay.
  • Access services and learning environments: oversees the provision of access services to facilitate the use of Library building and its collections.
  • Learning and research support services: guides all information services and user education to build up students’ competency for life-long learning.
  • Digital development and technology support services: oversees the technological development that facilitates information access and discovery.

Applicants with less qualifications and experience will be considered for the position of Manager in relevant library services.

Associate Director (Administrative Services)
The appointee will direct and implement various administrative functions to support the strategic development and delivery of library services and support programs to achieve the Library’s overall missions and goals. These include:

  • Finance and human resources: leads and oversees finance and budgetary processes and recruits and develops staff to ensure productivity and delivery of quality services.
  • Coordination: leads collaboration with the counterpart in HKUST Library in Clear Water Bay.
  • Building & facilities: leads and responsible for library building development and facilities management to provide an inspiring and technology-enriched facility.
  • User communications: plans and conducts exhibitions, displays and organizes co-curricular activities to nurture students’ holistic development and organizes events and programs.
  • Archives and Special Collections: develops, manages and promotes the University’s Archives, Special Collections and digital scholarship projects.

Applicants with less qualifications and experience will be considered for the position of Assistant Manager (Administrative Services).

Requirements

  • A master’s degree in Library or Information Science or Business Management or related field;
  • Substantial relevant work experience in an academic library setting;
  • Extensive and solid knowledge in various library functions with evidence of continuing participation and professional growth;
  • Strong administrative, good leadership and outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively at all levels and across cultures; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication; good command of English and Putonghua is required.

招聘詳述
香港科技大學現正招聘圖書館副館長(圖書館服務)及圖書館副館長(行政服務)兩個職位,工作地點均在香港科技大學(廣州)。

位於廣州市南沙區的香港科技大學(廣州)目前正在建設中,計劃於2022年秋季校舍正式啟用。詳情請參考 http://hkust-gz.edu.cn/。廣州新校區設置了四個跨學科樞紐和十六個學域,能為學生提供獨特的教育環境。香港科技大學(廣州)擁有以電子資源為主的智能圖書館,館內設有配備了先進技術服務的學習空間。圖書館是校園裡探索發展新興科技的公共區域,師生會在此匯聚、學習、創新和合作。

工作職責
受聘者將在兩個核心領域輔助圖書館館長管理廣州校區的圖書館,分別為圖書館服務及行政服務。

受聘者需在內地工作,並必須按需要經常到清水灣校區出差。英語是香港科技大學(廣州)的行政語言。

副館長(圖書館服務)
受聘者將引領戰略發展,落實圖書館服務和各項支持性計劃的管理和執行,以確保大學的教學、學習和科研活動的順利進行,同時為學生提供優質的體驗。工作內容包括:

  • 館藏和資源管理:領導開發、管理圖書和電子資源,支持學習和研究活動。
  • 館際合作: 領導與香港科技大學清水灣校區的圖書館緊密合作。
  • 訪問服務和學習環境:對訪問服務的各項規定進行監管,確保圖書館及其館藏的便利使用。
  • 學習和研究相關的輔助服務:利用信息服務和用戶教育培養學生終身學習的能力。
  • 數字化發展和技術支持服務:負責技術的發展,使信息獲取和搜索更加便利。

資歷和經驗較淺的申請人將被考慮擔任圖書館相關服務經理一職。

副館長(行政服務)
受聘者將指導和執行各項行政職能,以支持圖書館的戰略性發展,和落實服務及計劃的執行,達成圖書館的整體使命和目標。工作內容包括:

  • 財務與人力資源:領導、監督財務和預算流程,招聘、培訓員工,保證生產力和提供高質量的服務。
  • 館際合作: 領導與香港科技大學清水灣校區的圖書館緊密合作。
  • 建築與設施:負責領導圖書館建築的發展和設施的管理,為師生提供富啟示性的、技術便利性高的學術場所。
  • 用戶交流:策劃和管理展覽、舉辦聯課活動以培養學生的整體發展,並安排組織各項活動和項目。
  • 檔案和特藏:開發、管理和推廣大學的檔案、特藏和數字化研究項目。

資歷和經驗較淺的申請人將被考慮擔任助理經理(行政服務)一職。

任職條件

  • 圖書館學、信息管理、商務管理或相關領域的碩士學位;
  • 擁有在學術圖書館豐富的相關工作經驗;
  • 對圖書館職能工作有豐富的知識,並有在該領域持續參與和專業成長的佐證;
  • 出色的管理和領導能力,優秀的人際關係和溝通才能,能在各個層面和跨文化環境下進行高效溝通; 及
  • 優秀的表達和書寫能力; 良好的英語和普通話。

此職位是內地的委任,受聘者會根據內地的勞動法及規例簽署合同。首次合同期為3年,經雙方同意後可續聘。

此職位將持續接受申請,直至招聘完畢。

This is a Mainland appointment and the appointees 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 positions are 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) 圖書館系統館員(廣州校區) (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.

招聘詳述
香港科技大學(廣州)現招聘圖書館系統館員1名,協助建設香港科技大學(廣州)校園圖書館各個系統。本職位向廣州校園圖書館副館長(圖書館服務)匯報,成功受聘者需在廣州工作,並將根據工作需要前往清水灣校園出差。受聘者需要與清水灣校園圖書館系統管理相關同事緊密協作,實施圖書館系統和信息檢索平台;建立服務器、安裝計算機設備和軟件;以及開發基於網絡的應用程序以支持圖書館服務。

工作職責

  • 規劃,實施和支持基於雲的集成圖書館系統和信息檢索平台;
  • 設計,開發及維護一系列圖書館應用程序及在Linux、Windows虛擬服務器上運行的資源庫;
  • 與其他部門協作開發不同系統間的應用程式介面;
  • 開發網站和移動應用程序以提供智能圖書館服務和訪問入口;
  • 為公共學習區域、創新的工作區和工作室、教室、展覽廳和其他辦公及學習場地提供技術支持、軟硬件維護等;
  • 為圖書館其他員工提供信息化培訓及系統操作、流程優化方面的指導和支持;
  • 履行圖書館員其他職責。

任職條件

  • 具備圖書館學或信息管理等相關專業碩士及以上學歷,計算機科學和工程類專業尤佳;
  • 有3年或以上的圖書館系統開發、運維及管理工作經驗;
  • 對集成圖書館系統的書目元數據標準和各種功能有深刻的了解;
  • 有在學術圖書館中成功開發和執行圖書館應用程序的經驗;
  • 優秀的網絡編程能力,熟練使用PHP、JavaScript、CSS、SQL和APIs;
  • 良好的工作協調能力、溝通能力以及良好的團隊協作能力;
  • 具備良好的英文和中文(普通話)讀寫能力。

成功受聘者,將與香港科技大學(廣州)簽署合同,首次合同期為2年,經雙方同意後可續聘。

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last modified 16 April 2021