The University of Hong Kong is hiring Law Librarian

(15 Jul 2020) HKU is hiring Law Librarian:

Applications are invited for appointment as Law Librarian (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 500586), to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a good first degree and a recognized professional qualification in librarianship (M.L.S. or equivalent) OR a Master’s degree or advanced degree relevant to the position; with at least 5 years of appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries, OR an equivalent combination of relevant experience in working with learning and research processes. A higher degree in a second subject relevant to the duties is preferable. Legal training such as a law degree or paralegal qualification would be an advantage. Essential qualities include: excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, crisis management and conflict resolution skills; oral and written ability to present ideas unambiguously and convincingly; ability to work independently and with initiative; collaborative spirit in working with staff within the Library and the University community at large; demonstrated strong leadership with the ability to delegate effectively, discharge duties to staff and set appropriate standards for the delivery of service/work; ability to motivate staff and foster a positive team environment; proven ability to plan and implement significant projects; a demonstrated high level of professional competence in the Law subject discipline as well as information resources at research level in academic institutions, information resources management, curricula design and instruction, research, analysis and interpretation; knowledge of the learning and research process and latest trends and developments in information technology, and in particular those that apply to an educational environment.  Written and spoken skills in Chinese will be a distinct advantage.

This position works under the general direction of the Associate Librarian (Engagement and Learning Environments) and Associate Librarian (Learning and Research Services).  The appointee will be responsible for managing and leading the service provision for Law and/or the functional area under the incumbent’s charge; overseeing the Library staff and services of the Law Library; developing, facilitating access to, and evaluating subject-based and related information resources responsive to needs; liaison work with the Faculty of Law including understanding and addressing their needs and communicating the Libraries’ collections and services capabilities; providing learning and research support, library training, information services and advanced consultation services via face-to-face and online modes; coordinating and communicating with other units of the Libraries; collaborating with other partners on campus and beyond; and participation in library-wide projects and activities.  Further information about the post can be obtained at ;

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

The University only accepts online application for the above post.  Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Closes August 4 2020.

The job description can be found here.