23 May 2016

Full-Time Assistant Librarian – Pao Yue-Kong Library

AdministratorKowloon, Hong Kong

Job Description


Post Specification

Assistant Librarian / Assistant Librarian II (Ref. 16051802-E3)


The Pao Yue-Kong Library is seeking a creative and dynamic library professional to develop and enhance its instructional and liaison programmes.

Reporting to the Section Head (User Experience & Outreach), the appointee will be required to

(a) serve as a Faculty Librarian to provide instructional and research consultative services to students and staff of the assigned Faculty or Schools;

(b) explore and deploy emergent technologies and media to promote information literacy and liaison with the university community;

(c) collaborate with faculty to integrate information literacy programmes into academic curriculum;

(d) participate in collection development of library materials in physical and online formats within assigned disciplines;

(e) attend the Research Help Desk and handle enquiries received from various channels; (f) prepare library guides and instructional materials in various formats;

(g) perform shift duties; and

(h) perform any other duties as assigned by the University Librarian or his/her delegates.


Applicants should:
(a) have a recognised degree with postgraduate qualification in Library Science or Information Science;

(b) have substantial years of post-qualification experience in information work in an academic library setting;

(c) have demonstrated ability to use teaching technologies effectively;

(d) have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; and

(e) be self-initiated and a good team player.

Candidates with less experience may be considered for the post of Assistant Librarian II. [Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisements need not re-apply.]

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed- term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please submit application form via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. If you would like to provide separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled (Initial consideration of applications to commence on 4 June 2016). The University Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong in terms of student headcount. It comprises a family of over 31,000 students and 3,500 staff members. Committed to academic excellence in a professional context, PolyU is a world-class university with an emphasis on the application value of its programmes and research.


With library holdings of over 5 million items, the Pao Yue-kong Library is the most accessed academic library in Hong Kong. In addition to its extensive collection, over 130 Library staff provide a wide range of services and facilities to support students and staff with their learning, teaching and research needs. For more information, please access the Library’s Homepage at www.lib.polyu.edu.hk.

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