Library Assistant I (Metadata & Cataloguing) (PR0183/21-22)


Library Assistant I (Metadata & Cataloguing) (PR0183/21-22)

The University Library invites applications for an innovative, energetic, and self-motivated Library Assistant I (Metadata & Cataloguing) to join its Resource Discovery Cluster. Under the direction of the Head of Cluster, the successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will include: a) providing support in the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing HKBU Library’s digital, physical, and archival collections; b) integrating metadata across a variety of systems including ArchivesSpace, Primo, Pure, and in-house developed databases; c) assisting in developing or modifying data schemas in MARC and non-MARC formats for local resource digitisation projects; and d) assisting in the development and implementation of best practice tools, procedures and workflows for metadata management. The appointee will also contribute to the Library’s counter services, and perform shift duties in the evenings, weekends and public holidays.

Applicants should have a university degree, with a minimum of four to six years of related experience. They should be proficient in both written and spoken English and Chinese (including Cantonese and Putonghua). Demonstrated proficiency in the use of tools for data transformation and remediation (e.g. MarcEdit, OpenRefine, Python etc) is required. Practical experience in content management systems such as WordPress is essential. Candidates should also have an understanding of linked data principles, including RDF, BIBFRAME, and Semantic Web concepts. The successful candidate should have an aptitude for continuous learning and applying new technologies and metadata standards as they emerge. Cataloguing experience in an academic library would be an advantage.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System ( Those not invited for interview 8 weeks after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 24 October 2021