Job Opportunity at Hong Kong Baptist University Library

Assistant Librarian (Circulation & Interlibrary Loan Section) (PR279/16-7)

(17 March 2017) Hong Kong Baptist University Library is currently seeking a highly motivated and service-oriented professional for the position of Assistant Librarian in the Circulation & Interlibrary Loan Section.  Reporting to the Associate Librarian of Public Services, the appointee will be responsible for managing and further enhancing the development of access services including circulation, stack management, course reserves, interlibrary loan, document delivery service, HKALL services, book drop and counter services, library card issuance, patron record maintenance, printing and copying services, and other related services.  He/She will also perform a variety of duties, take up reference duties, serve as a liaison to work with teaching faculty and other users for the enhancement of library collections and services, and participate in various special projects and library-related activities.  The appointee will be required to work on shift duties on some evenings/weekends/public holidays.

Applicants should have a recognised professional qualification in librarianship (MLS or equivalent) and at least three years of experience in an academic library setting with demonstrated managerial, supervisory and leadership experience.  In-depth knowledge of circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and collection management issues and trends is essential.  They must have excellent interpersonal skills and a customer service-oriented attitude, as well as the ability to respond to users’ needs, inquiries, and concerns in a professional and constructive manner.  Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Chinese are required.  Additionally, knowledge of Putonghua is highly desirable.  The successful applicant must have the ability to work collegially, independently and collaboratively with people within and outside the Library.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799; or (c) in person from the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.  The completed application form should be sent to the same address.  Please quote PR number on all correspondence.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 13 April 2017