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Assistant Librarian II (Access Services) (Ref.: 24/14/LIB/ALII)

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Assistant Librarian II (Access Services) (Ref.: 24/14/LIB/ALII)

Saint Francis University (SFU) has its origins in Caritas Francis Hsu College (CFHC), which was founded in 1985.  In May 2011, the College was granted a degree-conferring status and its name was changed to Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE). The Institute worked vigorously towards establishing a self-financed Catholic University in Hong Kong. On 9 January 2024, formal approval was given by the Executive Council of HKSAR for the Institute to be upgraded and renamed Saint Francis University (SFU), making it the first catholic institute of tertiary education and the fourth private university in the city.  SFU is dedicated to nurturing responsible and respectable graduates who are academically and professionally competent and who can contribute to the social and moral well-being of the community. It is currently offering Postgraduate, Undergraduate as well as Higher Diploma programmes in various disciplines.

Applications are now invited for the following posts in the Library:

Assistant Librarian II (Access Services) 

(Ref.: 24/14/LIB/ALII)

Major duties and responsibilities

  1. oversee fulfillment operations (including circulation, reserve and Interlibrary Loan services);
  2. review library policies, procedures and regulations in relation to library access and collection management;
  3. discharge duties in the reference section and respond to enquiries;
  4. compile reports on the basis of statistical data to inform decisions on the provision of high-quality library services;
  5. monitor the condition of the physical space and contribute to the improvement of the facilities so as to enhance user experiences;
  6. draft annual development plans and participate in library-wide projects;
  7. supervise and provide training to support staff;
  8. serve on committees and task forces as appropriate;
  9. undertake other duties as assigned by the Librarian or his/her delegates.

Applicants should have

  1. a recognized degree and professional qualifications (e.g. MLS, MCLIP or equivalent;
  2. at least 3 years of relevant experience, preferably with supervisory experience in libraries of higher education institutions;
  3. practical knowledge of fulfillment, course reserves, Interlibrary Loan services and collection management;
  4. a familiarity with library management systems and discovery tools;
  5. strong coordination, organizational and interpersonal skills;
  6. an ability to work independently and as a team member;
  7. a high level of proficiency in both written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua).

The appointee will be required to work shifts in evenings and on weekends.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 

Notes for Applicants

Interested parties are invited to submit

  1. a written application indicating expected salary;
  2. a CV; and
  3. a duly completed application form to the Institute Secretariat, 10/F, 18 Chui Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories or email to: [email protected] before the application deadline. Candidates not invited for interview within 2 months after the application deadline may assume their applications unsuccessful.

All personal data provided by the applicants will be treated in strict confidence and used only for recruitment and employment-related purposes.