11 Aug 2016

Full-Time Associate Librarian (Digital Development & Services) – PAO YUE-KONG LIBRARY

AdministratorNew Territories, Hong Kong

Job Description

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY PAO YUE-KONG LIBRARY

Post Specification
Associate Librarian (Digital Development & Services) (Ref. 16071302-IE)

Duties
Under the leadership of the University Librarian, the Associate Librarian (Digital Development & Services) plays a key role in the development of the Library’s digital strategy and technology in support of the University’s teaching, learning and research activities.
The appointee will be required to:

(a) implement new technologies and tools to ensure efficient access to Library’s scholarly collections and the delivery of digital Library services;
(b) lead the development of Library’s online services and digital projects, and manage the provision of IT facilities in the Library with user support service;
(c) innovate services and apply new technologies to facilitate the use of multimedia resources and equipment through the Media Services Section of the Library;
(d) manage and develop digital innovation space in the Multimedia Commons of the Library, which includes a recording studio for audio and visual projects, digital design workstations with specialized hardware and software, 3D printing services, etc.;
(e) develop strategies to evaluate the evolving technology needs of users, and work with the Library staff to enhance the Library’s digital services and space;
(f) foster partnerships with faculties, campus partners, other institutions and stakeholders to enhance digital library services;
(g) act as a member of the Library Management Team to contribute actively to resolve critical policy and service issues affecting all functional areas in the Library; and
(h) perform any other duties as assigned by the University Librarian or his/her delegates.

Qualifications
Applicants should have:
(a) a recognised degree with postgraduate qualification in Library Science or Information Science;
(b) at least ten years of management and leadership experience in digital services and technology in an academic library;
(c) demonstrated skills and technical knowledge in digital library services, integrated library systems, discovery tools, digitization projects, digital repository, media resources and facilities;
(d) a good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese;
(e) excellent interpersonal, collaborative, communication, project management and problem solving skills; and
(f) strong commitment to user-centric Library services;
Preference will be given to those with proven experience in managing collaborative learning or technology space in an academic library.
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.
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 15 Aug 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
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.
THE PAO YUE-KONG LIBRARY
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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