Library Assistant I/II (several posts)


Library Assistant I/II (several posts)


Founded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) oversees the operations of the Hong Kong Community College which offers quality sub-degree programmes for secondary school leavers and the School of Professional Education and Executive Development which offers professionally oriented academic award programmes for persons at various stages of their career, including top-up degree awards for associate degree and higher diploma graduates. There are four Academic Divisions in CPCE, namely Division of Business and Hospitality Management, Division of Languages and Communication, Division of Science, Engineering and Health Studies and Division of Social Sciences, Humanities and Design.

The College now invites applications for the following posts:

CPCE Libraries

Library Assistant I/II (several posts) (Ref. 220809-01)


Appointees will serve one of the following areas:

A) Resources and Academic Support
The appointee will (a) assist in the planning and implementation of learning and teaching enhancement activities and workshops; (b) assist in the promotion and use of the library printed and electronic resources; (c) provide administrative support for technical processing of library materials; (d) provide customer services, and (e) perform any other duties as assigned.

B) Systems and Electronic Services
The appointee will (a) assist in maintaining library systems and databases; (b) assist in designing, developing, and updating of the library websites and web applications; (c) assist in maintaining the access of electronic database services; (d) provide administrative support, prepare statistical reports; (e) provide customer services, and (f) perform any other duties as assigned.

C) User Services
The appointee will (a) perform high quality user services comprising circulation, enquiry, and information services, shelving and collection maintenance, user areas maintenance and promotional activities; (b) assist users in the use of library services, resources and facilities, and (c) perform any other duties as assigned.

Appointees will be required to work on shift duties in daytime/evening time on weekdays and/or Saturdays on either PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus or PolyU West Kowloon Campus.


Applicants should have the following qualifications and qualities:

(a) at least Grade E/Level 2 or equivalent in five subjects in HKCEE or HKDSEE including English Language (at least Grade C if Syllabus A), Chinese Language and Mathematics; (b) at least five years of relevant working experience in libraries; (c) good proficiency in both written and spoken English and Chinese; (d) good interpersonal and customer service skills; (e) be self-motivated, mature, organized, responsible and result-oriented, and (f) proficiency in computer applications including MS Word, Excel and Chinese word processing.

For the posts A) and B), applicants should also have (a) good knowledge of graphics design and hands-on experience of the Adobe create suite of tools, such as InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, etc.; (b) good knowledge of web content management, graphics and interface design; (c) hands-on experience in PHP, SQL, JavaScript, XML, HTML, CSS, and the tools for web developments; (d) the qualities of being attentive to details and being to transcribe information with high accuracy, and (e) a strong technical aptitude to quickly learn new software and hardware.

Possession of related library qualifications and working experience in INNOPAC Millennium and in academic libraries will be advantageous.

Applicants with higher qualifications but less experience will also be considered.


Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial appointment will be made on a two-year contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.


Please complete the job application form which is available on and send it to the Human Resources Office, College of Professional and Continuing Education via email [email protected]. For applicants who wish to provide separate curriculum vitae, they should still complete the job application form for facilitating the recruitment process. Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled.

Note: College of Professional and Continuing Education Limited is an affiliate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.