Assistant Library Officer (Cataloguing and Preservation)


Assistant Library Officer (Cataloguing and Preservation)

Lingnan University is one of the eight publicly funded institutions in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) with the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education.  Lingnan University is a global leader in providing quality education focusing on whole-person development and conducting high-impact research for a better world.  Moving forward, Lingnan University aspires to become a leading research-intensive liberal arts institution in the digital era.

Lingnan University’s Faculties of Arts, Business, Social Sciences, School of Data Science, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Interdisciplinary Studies run undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes.  Its liberal arts education model blends the arts, science, and elements around human and humanities.  Lingnan University strives to enhance innovation and technology research to drive a positive impact in the society and the world.  Building upon Lingnan University’s existing strength in combining the best of the Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions, the University will leverage its geographical strength in the Northern Metropolis and pioneer the liberal arts education model in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and beyond.    Further information about Lingnan University is available at

Applications are now invited for the following post:

Assistant Library Officer (Cataloguing and Preservation)
(Post Ref.: 24/246)


  • Assist in original and copy cataloguing of library materials in accordance with international standards and in-house guidelines, and update bibliographic and other records in the Alma Library System
  • Maintain authority control for bibliographical records
  • Assist in collecting cataloguing statistics and compiling reports
  • Carry out end-processing tasks for library materials
  • Perform counter and shift duties on a regular basis, including evenings, weekends and public holidays
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor(s)


  • A recognized university degree or above
  • Cataloguing experience, preferably in an academic library setting
  • Knowledge of latest cataloguing rules and standards, such as Resource Description & Access, MARC21, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification will be an advantage
  • A good command of both written and verbal English and Chinese
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Work experience of integrated library system, preferably the Alma/Primo systems, will be an advantage

Candidates with less/more experience will be considered for appointment at a relevant rank.

Salary and Fringe 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.