Systems Librarian (Guangzhou) 圖書館系統館員(廣州校區)(職位代碼:5637)


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Systems Librarian (Guangzhou) 圖書館系統館員(廣州校區)(職位代碼:5637)

We are inviting applications for the position of Systems Librarian to plan, set up and develop library systems for the HKUST GZ Library, which is planned to open in the Fall of 2022.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Library Services at GZ campus, the appointee will be required to station and work in the Mainland, with frequent business travels to Clear Water Bay campus (CWB) as required. He/she is expected to work closely with the Library systems colleagues in CWB to implement integrated library system and information discovery platform; set up servers, computing equipment and software; and develop web-based applications to support library services.


  • Plan, implement and support the cloud-based integrated library system and information discovery platform;
  • Set up, develop and maintain a wide spectrum of library applications and repositories running on Linux and Windows virtual servers;
  • Liaise with other units to develop APIs to integrate between systems;
  • Develop websites and mobile apps to deliver smart library services and access;
  • Evaluate, set up and support computing hardware and software for the learning commons, creative workspace and studio, computer classroom, gallery and other technology-enriched facility;
  • Provide technological support and training to library staff in their operations and workflow; and
  • Perform other librarian duties as assigned.


  • A master’s degree in Library or information science together with a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science and Engineering;
  • At least 3 years of post-qualification library systems experience;
  • Demonstrated understanding of bibliographic metadata standards and diverse functions of integrated library system;
  • A proven record of successful implementation and development of library applications in an academic library environment;
  • Strong web-based programming skills using PHP, JavaScript, CSS, SQL and APIs;
  • Ability to multi-task with effective communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (Putonghua).



  • 規劃,實施和支持基於雲的集成圖書館系統和信息檢索平台;
  • 設計,開發及維護一系列圖書館應用程序及在Linux、Windows虛擬服務器上運行的資源庫;
  • 與其他部門協作開發不同系統間的應用程式介面;
  • 開發網站和移動應用程序以提供智能圖書館服務和訪問入口;
  • 為公共學習區域、創新的工作區和工作室、教室、展覽廳和其他辦公及學習場地提供技術支持、軟硬件維護等;
  • 為圖書館其他員工提供信息化培訓及系統操作、流程優化方面的指導和支持;
  • 履行圖書館員其他職責。


  • 具備圖書館學或信息管理等相關專業碩士及以上學歷,計算機科學和工程類專業尤佳;
  • 有3年或以上的圖書館系統開發、運維及管理工作經驗;
  • 對集成圖書館系統的書目元數據標準和各種功能有深刻的了解;
  • 有在學術圖書館中成功開發和執行圖書館應用程序的經驗;
  • 優秀的網絡編程能力,熟練使用PHP、JavaScript、CSS、SQL和APIs;
  • 良好的工作協調能力、溝通能力以及良好的團隊協作能力;
  • 具備良好的英文和中文(普通話)讀寫能力。




This is a Mainland appointment and the appointee will be offered a contract by HKUST Mainland entity in accordance with the local labor laws and regulations. Appointment will initially be made on a 2-year contract, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

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 ( and return it online to the Human Resources Office. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 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.