Assistant Librarian I / II (Information & Instructional Services) (Ref: 23000EQ)


Assistant Librarian I / II (Information & Instructional Services) (Ref: 23000EQ)

Founded in 1989, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) is a modern, vibrant and dynamic university. We tailor our professional programmes to adapt to market trends and meet industry needs, thus providing our students with quality professional education and clear career paths. As a faculty-driven, student-centred university in support of innovative teaching and learning, strategic research, and stakeholder outreach to provide maximum benefit to our communities, we conduct research that advances knowledge and enhances teaching, focusing on strategic areas, including digital humanities and literature, international business, gerontechnology, smart city, open and innovative education, and bilingual learning and teaching. HKMU is becoming an ever more vital link in addressing and helping Hong Kong to solve many difficult challenges – as part of our involvement in, and commitment to, the ‘metropolis’ of Hong Kong. Our plans to expand into the Greater Bay Area (GBA) will also cultivate talent to serve Hong Kong and the wider metropolitan GBA.


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We are now looking for a suitable person to fill the following position in the Library:


Assistant Librarian I / II (Information & Instructional Services) (Ref: 23000EQ)


Major Duties and Responsibilities

The appointee will be responsible mainly for the following:


  • Overseeing daily operations of the Library’s information and instructional services;
  • Planning, coordinating and providing information service activities, including bibliographic instruction, research consultation, enquiry services, library orientations and tours;
  • Providing reference and information services to support teaching, learning and research activities of the University;
  • Overseeing the compilation of user guides and instructional materials for library resources and services;
  • Assisting in maintaining the library website in order to provide accurate and up-to-date contents;
  • Overseeing the provision of interlibrary loan service;
  • Serving in Library Subject Teams for academic liaison and collection development;
  • Participating in the development, implementation, and evaluation of library services, policies, and procedures;
  • Providing information service training to all library staff in library briefing sessions; and
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the University Librarian or his/her nominee.



Candidates should possess the following qualifications, experience and competence:


  • A recognized degree and a professional qualification (e.g. AALIA, ALA, MCLIP, MLIS or equivalent);
  • At least 6 years’ relevant work experience for the post of Assistant Librarian I or at least 2 years’ relevant work experience for the post of Assistant Librarian II;
  • Practical experience in delivering user education programmes and instructional classes, and handling reference and user enquiries;
  • Working knowledge of an integrated library system and bibliographic databases, and familiar with print and electronic resources, reference tools, research information and data literacy;
  • Good planning, problem-solving and organizational skills; and
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English, Cantonese and Putonghua.

Candidates may be invited to attend a written test.


Terms and Conditions for Appointment

An attractive remuneration package, including basic salary, an end-of-contract gratuity, and a discretionary incentive payment, where applicable, will be offered to the right candidates. Generous annual leave, staff-development sponsorships, medical and dental benefits, and life insurance coverage will also be provided.


To Apply

Candidates who are interested in joining us may submit their applications via the University’s eRecruitment System.


Closing date of application:      28 March 2023


(Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement posted in February 2023 need not re-apply.)


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