Senior Assistant Librarian / Assistant Librarian I / II (Cataloguing and Preservation)


Senior Assistant Librarian / Assistant Librarian I / II (Cataloguing and Preservation)

Lingnan University is one of the eight publicly funded institutions in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) with the longest established tradition among the local institutions of higher education.  Lingnan University is a global leader in providing quality education focusing on whole-person development and conducting high-impact research for a better world.  Moving forward, Lingnan University aspires to become a leading research-intensive liberal arts institution in the digital era.

Lingnan University’s Faculties of Arts, Business, Social Sciences, School of Data Science, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Interdisciplinary Studies run undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research postgraduate programmes.  Its liberal arts education model blends the arts, science, and elements around human and humanities.  Lingnan University strives to enhance innovation and technology research to drive a positive impact in the society and the world.  Building upon Lingnan University’s existing strength in combining the best of the Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions, the University will leverage its geographical strength in the Northern Metropolis and pioneer the liberal arts education model in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and beyond.  Further information about Lingnan University is available at

Applications are now invited for the following post:

Senior Assistant Librarian / Assistant Librarian I / II (Cataloguing and Preservation)
(Post Ref.: 24/208)


  • Report to the Chief Information Officer and University Librarian
  • Directly manage the Cataloguing and Preservation team to ensure its smooth operations including direct staff supervision, training, and budget management
  • Oversee the cataloguing and preservation of library materials in all formats including bibliographic and authority records creation and control to ensure that a high-quality international standard is achieved, and end-processing of all types of materials
  • Formulate cataloguing and record control policies, procedures, and workflow to enhance the efficiency of the team
  • Monitor the quality of bibliographic, holding, item and authority records in all formats and portfolios information in a shared Integrated Library System on Alma, and assess their impact on the library discovery tool on Primo
  • Perform complex original cataloguing of all languages and formats according to in-house rules and international standards and schema
  • Identify and lead projects related to the discovery and access of library resources
  • Represent the Library in different committees and task forces both internally and externally
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor(s)
  • Shift duties on evenings, weekends and public holidays will be required


  •  Recognized professional qualifications in Librarianship (MLS or equivalent)
  • 3 – 10 years of relevant work experience in libraries, preferably in cataloguing in academic libraries
  • Sound knowledge of international cataloguing standards, such as RDA, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, LCCS and linked data using metadata management tools such as MARCEdit, RDA, OCLC Connexion, access, authority control, batch processing techniques, etc.
  • Good work experience with Alma / Primo Systems is preferred
  • Excellent ability in interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, supervision and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in teams

Candidates with less / more experience will be considered for appointment at a relevant rank.


Salary and Fringe Benefits

The rank and commencing salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits, where applicable, include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund and gratuity.

Application Procedure (online application only)

Please click “Apply Now” to submit your application.  Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.

We are an equal opportunities employer.  Review of applications will continue until the post is filled.  Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search.  We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.