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Officer (Monographs) (Job ID: 7656)

Working in the Monographs Team of the Library’s Resource Management Department, the appointee will be responsible for performing resource procurement, electronic resource management, and metadata management of print and electronic resources. Major duties of the appointee include sourcing, ordering, payment processing, receiving and generating claims, electronic resources routine maintenance, creation of original metadata records, enrichment of metadata records, and withdrawals. S/He is also expected to acquire materials and communicate with vendors; prepare usage statistics; perform counter duties; and carry out any other duties as assigned.

Applicants should have at least 5 passes including English (min. Grade C if Syllabus A or level 2 if results were obtained from 2007 onwards) and Chinese in the HKCEE; or 5 subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, attaining level 2 or above (or equivalent) in the HKDSE, plus substantial years of post-qualification work experience, preferably in a university library setting. The ideal candidate should have working knowledge of MS Office applications and Chinese word processing, and strong analytical skills. S/He should also be proficient in both written and spoken English and Chinese, self-motivated, attentive to details, and able to work independently and in a team. Preference would be given to candidates who have knowledge of billing practices of publishers and vendors, experience with basic metadata standards and tools, and good understanding of the e-resources life cycle and issues. (Duration: 2 years, renewable)

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure

In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website (https://hkustcareers.ust.hk) and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Tuesday, 19 July 2022. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.

Resource Management Librarian (2 positions) (Job ID: 7608)

Reporting to the Head of Resource Management, the appointees will be responsible for managing the acquisitions and cataloguing processes of the library collections, including print and electronic resources. Their specific duties include liaising with book vendors and publishers, creating and handling metadata such as MARC records, managing license agreements, and compiling usage reports. They are also responsible for creating metadata with authority control; contributing to international cataloging programs including Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) and Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) WorldCat; staffing the information desk; and participating in library-wide projects, committees and activities as needed.

Applicants should have an MLS degree or equivalent in addition to a bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years’ post-qualification library experience, preferably in acquisitions or cataloging in an academic library. They should have excellent communication skills, the ability to work effectively in a team environment, and a learning mindset. Knowledge of and experience in electronic resource lifecycle in acquiring, licensing, and managing access; using the OCLC system and Alma; and RDA, MARC21 and linked data will be an advantage. Professional training will be provided. Applicants with less experience in acquisitions or cataloging may also be considered. (Duration: 2 years, renewable)

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure

In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website (https://hkustcareers.ust.hk) and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Wednesnday, 6 July 2022. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.