Officer (Collection Development) (Job ID: 9963)


Officer (Collection Development) (Job ID: 9963)

Collection Development is a major functional unit at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library which oversees the development and management of library information resources. The appointee at Officer rank will perform a wide range of duties including:

  • Compile collection statistics reports at scheduled intervals
  • Design and run analytics reports on demand
  • Generate usage reports of electronic resources via publisher administrative platforms
  • Maintain both internal and public departmental webpages
  • Perform bibliographic checking
  • Process book gifts and liaise with donors
  • Supervise an Assistant Officer
  • Assist in collection development projects, such as regular weeding exercises
  • Shift counter duties may be required

Applicants should have at least 5 passes including English (min. Grade C if Syllabus A or level 2 if results were obtained from 2007 onwards) and Chinese in the HKCEE; or 5 subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, attaining level 2 or above (or equivalent) in the HKDSE with relevant academic library working experience. The appointee must be able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team, willing to cross-train in multiple skills, and possess competency in MS Office applications. Knowledge in advanced MS Excel functions and/or Ex Libris Alma is a definite advantage. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test. (Duration: 2 years, renewable)

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave and medical benefits will be provided. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

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 on or before Thursday, 18 July 2024. 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.