Assistant Librarian I / II (Acquisitions) (Ref: 22001BD)

Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU), formerly The Open University of Hong Kong, is a modern, vibrant and dynamic university. We use innovative teaching and education technology to offer world-class education. The University also pursues strategic research in response to the needs of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), the rest of the country, and the world.


To spearhead the development of higher education in the GBA, HKMU has been working closely with the Zhaoqing Municipal Government and Zhaoqing University to establish Hong Kong Metropolitan University (Zhaoqing) (MUZQ), pending the approval of the Ministry of Education.


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We are now looking for a suitable person to fill the following position in the Library:


Assistant Librarian I / II (Acquisitions) (Ref: 22001BD)


Major Duties and Responsibilities

The appointee will be responsible mainly for the following:

  • Overseeing operations, staff supervision and training of acquisitions services;
  • Planning, coordinating and managing activities related to acquisition and subscription of Library materials in all formats, including but not limited to books, serials, databases and audio-visual materials;
  • Liaising with vendors for better price, service and efficiency;
  • Evaluating vendor performance, license agreements and terms of trade;
  • Assisting in developing, implementing and evaluating acquisitions services, policies and procedures;
  • Performing duties relevant to collection analysis and management;
  • 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 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. MLS, MCLIP or AALIA);
  • At least 6 years’ relevant post-qualification experience, preferably in an academic library;
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in the acquisition of library materials in both print and electronic formats, and application of the relevant library systems functionalities;
  • 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;
  • Experience in and knowledge of an Integrated Library Management, preferably the Alma and Primo systems; and
  • Relevant post-qualification work experience (candidates with experience in collection analysis and management 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.


To Apply

Candidates who are interested in joining us may submit their applications via the University’s eRecruitment System.


Closing date of application:      2 August 2022


(Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement posted in early July 2022 need not re-apply.)


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