Hong Kong Baptist University hiring Associate Librarian (Technical and Collection Services)

(20 September 2016) Hong Kong Baptist University Library invites applications for a creative, forward-thinking, energetic and collaborative Associate Librarian to lead, coordinate, and manage the Library’s Technical & Collection Services Division (PR090/16-17). This person will lead the transformative efforts to enhance and streamline Technical & Collection Services processes and services to aim at developing practical solutions and creative problem-solving, workflow analysis, assimilation of multiple perspectives and continual exploration and adoption of new technological skills and tools.

Reporting to, as well as advising and assisting the University Librarian, the successful candidate will serve as a key member of the Library’s senior leadership team and, assume a vital role in the
development and implementation of strategic initiatives, the coordination and leading of cross-functional project teams for enhancing the services, operations and developing library policies, while
overseeing several technical services functions of the Library.

Applicants should possess a recognised degree plus an MLS or equivalent qualification, with at least ten years’ appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries, of which at least five years are at a managerial level, carrying considerable responsibility. He/She must be able to demonstrate updated knowledge of academic library resources, systems, services and trends. Applicants should also possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse range of people within and outside the Library. Strong service orientation, ability to manage multiple department operations in a dynamic and changing environment, demonstrated excellent leadership and supervisory skills, solid project management experience, as well as experience of performing research, compiling and analysing data, and preparing reports & recommendations are essential. Excellent communication skills in English are required. Additionally, proficiency in written Chinese, spoken Putonghua / Cantonese is desirable.

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 (local line only); 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 the PR number on all correspondence (PR090/16-17). Applicants not invited for interview four months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. 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 the offer.

Closing date: 15 October 2016