Senior Assistant Librarian (Resources Management)


Senior Assistant Librarian (Resources Management)

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions.  It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement.  With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences.  Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience.  The School of Graduate Studies also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines and provides professional education for the wider society.  Applications are now invited for the following post:

Senior Assistant Librarian (Resources Management)
(Post Ref.:21/194)

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer and University Librarian, he/she is required to (a) provide an oversight of the library resources management functions including both cataloguing and collection development; (b) directly lead the Cataloguing and Preservation team to ensure its smooth operations including direct staff supervision and budget management; (c) 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 standard is achieved; (d) formulate cataloguing and authority control policies and procedures, as well as the workflow of end-processing unit; (e) perform complex original cataloguing of all languages and formats according to in-house rules and international standards; (f) 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; (g) represent the Library in different committees and task forces both internally and externally; and (h) perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor. Shift duties on evenings, weekends and public holidays will be required.

Applicants should have (i) recognized professional qualifications in Librarianship (MLS or equivalent); (ii) about 10 years of relevant working experience in libraries, preferably in cataloguing in academic libraries; (iii) sound knowledge of international cataloguing standards, such as RDA, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, LCCS and linked data; (iv) good working experience with Alma / Primo Systems; v) excellent ability in interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, supervision and project management skills; and (vi) the ability to work well under pressure independently and in teams. Sound knowledge in collection development is an added advantage. Candidates of high caliber but less / more experience will also be considered for appointment at a relevant rank.

Salary and 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.

(July 2021)