Library Officer / Assistant Library Officer (Electronic Resources & Serials Management)


Library Officer / Assistant Library Officer (Electronic Resources & Serials Management)

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. Being the first University of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Hong Kong, we pledge to play a pioneering role in enhancing recognition of vocational and professional education and training, and nurturing talents with both applied skills and knowledge. 


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 Library (LIB):


Library Officer / Assistant Library Officer (Electronic Resources & Serials Management) (LIB) – (Ref:24001DR)


Major Duties and Responsibilities

The appointee will be responsible mainly for the following:

  • Assisting in supervising and coordinating operations of the Electronic Resources & Serials Management section of the Library;
  • Assisting in staff supervision and training, and policy review and implementation;
  • Performing duties relevant to acquisition and subscription of library materials in all formats;
  • Handling library user enquiries and liaising with internal and external parties;
  • Assisting in general administrative duties including office management, event organization, and budgeting;
  • Preparing timely regular and ad-hoc reports and analysis to support management decisions;
  • Performing counter and shift duties during weekdays, weekends and public holidays; and
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the University Librarian or his/her nominee(s).



Applicants are expected to possess the following qualifications, experience and attributes:

  • A recognized degree, preferably in library and information science or related disciplines;
  • Relevant post-qualification work experience. Candidates with experience in acquisition and subscription of library materials in an academic library setting will be advantageous;
  • Experience in and knowledge of an Integrated Library Management, preferably the Alma and Primo systems;
  • Good computer skills and proficient in spreadsheet applications;
  • Good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (preferably including Putonghua);
  • Strong problem-solving, interpersonal and organizational skills; and
  • Good analytical/logical sense, self-motivated and with a strong sense of responsibility.


Candidates with less relevant experience may be considered for appointment as Assistant Library Officer.

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 : 10 July 2024

(Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement posted in June 2024 need not re-apply.)

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