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. 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 Librarian I / II (Metadata and Bibliographic Services) (Ref: 2300198)
Major Duties and Responsibilities
The appointee will be responsible mainly for the following:
- Overseeing operations, staff supervision and training of metadata and bibliographic services;
- Creating, enhancing and maintaining original and complex bibliographic and authority records for a wide range of library materials in various formats according to international standards and in-house rules;
- Developing, implementing and evaluating metadata and bibliographic services, policies, procedures;
- Performing duties relevant to collection analysis and management;
- Exploring new functionalities in the ALMA ILS related to metadata and bibliographic services and keep up with its new developments;
- Serving in Library Subject Teams for academic liaison and collection development;
- Serving on committees and task forces as appropriate; and
- Performing any other duties as assigned by the University Librarian or his/her nominee(s).
Candidates should possess the following qualifications, experience and competence:
- A recognized degree and a professional library qualification (e.g. AALIA, ALA, MCLIP, MLIS or equivalent);
- At least 6 years’ relevant post-qualification experience, preferably in an academic library;
- In-depth knowledge and experience of an integrated library system (e.g. Alma ILS) and associated tools including OCLC Connexion, RDA Toolkit and Cataloger’s Desktop programs;
- Familiarity with current standards for bibliographic and authority data (e.g. RDA, MARC, AACR2, LCSH and LCNAF);
- Experience with batch processing tools (e.g. MarcEdit);
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing needs;
- Strong planning, problem-solving and organizational skills;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in both English and Chinese, preferably including Putonghua; and
- Candidates with knowledge of the Program for Cooperative Cataloguing (i.e. NACO, BIBCO, CONSER and SACO) and experience in performing cooperative cataloguing on the shared Alma environment in an academic library setting will be advantageous.
Applicants with less relevant experience may be considered for appointment as Assistant Librarian II.
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.
Candidates who are interested in joining us may submit their applications via the University’s eRecruitment System.
Closing date of application: 22 June 2023
(Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement posted in May 2023 need not re-apply.)
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