(15 Jan 2021) Job opening: Assistant Librarian (Special Collections & Archives Section) (PR0079/19-20)
The Hong Kong Baptist University Library is currently seeking a highly motivated and service-oriented professional for the position of Assistant Librarian in the Special Collections & Archives Section. Reporting to the Head of Metadata and Cataloguing, the appointee will be responsible for managing and enhancing all aspects of the Section, including acquisition, processing, program planning and project management, outreach, and donor relations. He/She will also manage and develop the Section’s several digitization projects involving special collections materials. He/She will serve as a liaison to faculty, students, and outside researchers, and may also participate in the Library’s programs in instruction and information literacy. The appointee will be required to work on Information Desk shift duties on some evenings/weekends/public holidays.
Applicants should have a recognized professional qualification in librarianship (MLS or equivalent), formal coursework and/or training in special collections librarianship, and have at least three years of experience in an academic library setting with demonstrated managerial, supervisory and leadership experience. In-depth knowledge of archival theory and practice, metadata for special collections, and digitization standards is essential. Knowledge of and experience in ArchivesSpace for creating and publishing finding aids via the public interface is highly preferred. He/She 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.
Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of three years. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Those not invited for interview 4 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 offer.
Closing date: 17 February 2021