Assistant Manager (at the rank of ALII) / Library Officer (LIB) (Ref: 2400190)


Assistant Manager (at the rank of ALII) / Library Officer (LIB) (Ref: 2400190)

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. Being the first University of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Hong Kong, we pledge to play a pioneering role in enhancing recognition of vocational and professional education and training, and nurturing talents with both applied skills and knowledge. 


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, personalised care, 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 Manager (at the rank of Assistant Librarian II) / Library Officer (Library Systems and Technology) (LIB) (Ref: 2400190)


Major Duties and Responsibilities

The appointee will be responsible mainly for the following:

  • Assisting in overseeing daily operations of the Library Systems and Technology Section;
  • Assisting in planning, coordinating, and managing activities related to library systems and technology;
  • Assisting in formulating policies and procedures related to library systems and technology;
  • Administering the integrated library system, link resolver, Primo discovery portal, and other digital systems of the Library;
  • Developing and maintaining the Library’s application programmes and database systems;
  • Identifying, evaluating, and implementing new and emerging technologies to support Library services;
  • Serving on committees and task forces as appropriate;
  • Serving in Library Subject Teams for academic liaison and collection development; 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;
  • At least 2 years’ relevant post-qualification experience;
  • Relevant post-qualification experience in library systems in an academic library is advantageous;
  • Knowledge and experience in administration of integrated library systems, OpenURL link resolver, discovery services, and library digital systems;
  • Hands-on experience in computer programming, web application development, and understanding of Linux server configurations and networking is advantageous;
  • Working knowledge of HTML, XML, Java, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, MySQL, etc. is preferred; and
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills in both English and Chinese.

Candidates with a professional library qualification (e.g. AALIA, ALA, MCLIP, MLIS or equivalent) may be appointed as Assistant Librarian II.

Applicants with less knowledge or experience may be considered for appointment as Library Officer.

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:      18 June 2024

(Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement posted in April 2024 need not re-apply.)


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