University of Hong Kong hiring Deputy Librarian/Fung Ping Shan Librarian in the University Libraries

(23 October 2017) Applications are invited for appointment to commence in March 2018, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a good university degree plus a recognised professional qualification in library and information science (MLS or equivalent), with at least 10 years’ appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries, of which at least 5 years should be at a managerial level, carrying considerable responsibility.  The Deputy Librarian reports to, as well as advises and assists, the University Librarian, and from time to time represents the University Librarian and the Library within the University, locally, regionally or internationally, as required.  The Deputy Librarian also carries the functional title of Fung Ping Shan Librarian and represents the Library on matters relating to that Library.

The Deputy Librarian is a key member of the Library senior management team, who provides high-level vision and dynamic leadership.  In addition to advising and assisting the University Librarian on development aspects of the management and administration of the Library, the Deputy Librarian will engage in strategic planning and implementation of strategic initiatives as well as the coordination of system-wide operations and services, specifically through the 6 major library divisions — Scholarly Communication and Information Services, Engagement and Lending Services, Collection Development, Branch Libraries Services, Resource Management and Technical Services, and Digital Development and Technology Support Services.

Closing date is 27 November 2017.

The full requirements of the position are here.