HKU is hiring Medical Librarian

(21 Jan 2020)  The University of Hong Kong is hiring –

Medical Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I)

Ref.: 499539
Work type: Full-time
Department: University Libraries (40100)
Categories: Professional & Management

Applications are invited for appointment as Medical Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 499539), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a good Bachelor’s degree and a recognized professional qualification in librarianship (M.L.S. or equivalent) with at least 5 years of appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries.  A higher degree in a second subject relevant to the duties is preferable.  Essential qualities of applicants include: excellent interpersonal skills, crisis management and conflict resolution skills; oral and written ability to communicate ideas clearly and convincingly; ability to work independently and with initiative; demonstrated strong leadership with the ability to motivate staff and foster a positive team environment; proven experience in large-scale project planning and implementation; and a demonstrated high level of professional competence in the areas of health sciences (clinical and basic), healthcare environment and information policies, health sciences information services and health sciences information resources management, curricula design and instruction, research, analysis and interpretation; knowledge of the latest trends and developments in information technology and in particular those that apply to an educational environment.  Proficiency in written and spoken Chinese will be a distinct advantage.

This position works under the general direction of the Head of Branch Libraries Services.  The appointee will be responsible for managing and leading the Medical Library staff and services; developing, facilitating access to, and evaluating Medical and related information resources responsive to needs; liaison work with the Faculty including understanding and addressing their needs and communicating the Libraries’ collections and services capabilities; providing information literacy and advanced face-to-face consultation services; coordinating and communicating with other units of the Libraries; and participating in library-wide projects and activities.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Closes February 20, 2020.

The original job description can be found here.