Assistant Library Officer


Assistant Library Officer

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions.  It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement.  With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences.  Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience.  The School of Graduate Studies also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines and provides professional education for the wider society.  Applications are now invited for the following post:

Assistant Library Officer
Library                                                                                                                           (Post Ref.: 21/116)

The appointee will work in the Cataloguing & Preservation Team of the Library. He/she is required to (i) perform original and copy cataloguing and end-processing of library materials in all formats according to international standards and in-house rules; (ii) maintain authority control for bibliographical records; (iii) assist in updating bibliographic, authority, item and holding records in the Alma Library System; (iv) assist in collecting cataloguing statistics and compiling reports; (v) perform counter and shift duties on regular basis, including evenings, weekends and public holidays; and (vi) undertake other duties as assigned by supervisors.


Applicants should have (i) a good university degree; (ii) cataloguing and end-processing experience in libraries, preferably in academic libraries; (iii) knowledge of latest cataloguing rules and standards such as Resource Description & Access, MARC21, Library of Congress Subject Headings and LC classification scheme as well as other non-MARC metadata schemas; (iv) a good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese; (v) good communication and interpersonal skills; (vii) the ability to work independently and within a team; and (viii) working experience with integrated library system, preferably the Alma/Primo Systems. Candidates with a Library Science qualification will be an advantage. Candidates with less/more experience will also be considered for appointment at the relevant rank.

Salary and Benefits

The rank and commencing salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits, where applicable, include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund and gratuity.

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click “Apply Now” to submit your application.  Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Review of applications will continue until the post is filled. Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

(April 2021)