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Hong Kong Library Association


Hong Kong Library Association Biennial Award 2018

This award was established by the Hong Kong Library Association in 2010. The Association is committed to provide comprehensive professional support to its members. This Award is hence set up to address the professional development needs of eligible Full Members of the Association who are practicing at paraprofessional to middle professional levels in the library and information fields. Through this Award, the Association will support the professional development of the awardees, such as conference or workshop attendances, overseas professional visits, preparation of a scholarly publication or any professional activities, etc., which are otherwise unlikely to be sponsored by their employers, nor by the other scholarships or awards currently offered by the Association. Details of the Award can be found from the HKLA website at,english/

Application form of the Award is available at

Deadline for application will be announced in 2018. For enquiries, please contact the Ms Helen Chan, Education and Training Officer, The Hong Kong Library Association, by phone: 2346-1033; email: 這個email住址已經被防垃圾郵件程式保護,你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看 . Additional materials in support of an application can accompany the application form. Please note that each applicant can only apply for one HKLA scholarship or award within the same year.

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2017/10/21, Saturday


Founded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) oversees the operations of the Hong Kong Community College, offering quality sub-degree programmes for secondary school leavers; and the School of Professional Education and Executive Development, offering professionally oriented academic award programmes for persons at various stages of their career, including top-up degree awards for associate degree and higher diploma graduates. 

The College now invites applications for the following posts:


CPCE Libraries

Assistant Librarian II (Learning Support) (Ref. 171020-02)


The appointee will be required to:

(a)    manage the learning support services including the design and delivery of the learning enhancement activities;
(b)    lead the learning support team and work with electronic resources, involving database management and web page development;
(c)    plan and implement information and digital literacy teaching, learning and assessment;
(d)    liaise with academic staff and students to develop library services and support their needs;
(e)    stay current on reference technology and resources, keep up to date with developments in the library sector, changes in technology advances and participate in professional groups or networks;
(f)    perform any other duties as assigned.

The appointee will be required to work on shift duties in evenings, weekends and on public holidays on either of the two campuses in West Kowloon or Hung Hom Bay. 


Applicants should have the following qualifications and qualities:

(a)    a good university degree and a recognized professional qualification in Librarianship (MLS or equivalent);
(b)    minimum five years of relevant and solid experience in academic libraries;
(c)    good knowledge of library electronic resources and experience in teaching library instruction classes, development, implementation and evaluation of information literacy program;
(d)    good organization, planning and presentation skills;
(e)    mature, independent, responsible, and able to work as a team member and a team leader; and
(f)    a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial appointment will be made on a two-year contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.


Application forms are obtainable by downloading from  Please quote the reference number, unit and post in the application.  Completed application forms should be returned to the Human Resources Office, College of Professional and Continuing Education, Room 1710, 17/F, PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus, 8 Hung Lok Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon by post/fax (2364 0098)/e-mail ( 這個email住址已經被防垃圾郵件程式保護,你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看 ) on or before Saturday, 4 November 2017.  Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Note:  College of Professional and Continuing Education Limited is an affiliate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  

October 2017

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2017/10/20, Friday
Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.
Deputy Librarian/Fung Ping Shan Librarian
in the University Libraries
(Ref.: 201701435)

Applications are invited for appointment as Deputy Librarian/Fung Ping Shan Librarian in the University Libraries, 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.  The appointee should have a proven  track  record  of  leadership;  excellent  interpersonal  and  communication  skills;  strong organizational ability; a demonstrated commitment to supporting teaching, learning and research; and knowledge of the latest trends and developments in information technology and, in particular, those applicable to a higher education environment.  Written and spoken Chinese skills will be a distinct advantage.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with an up-to-date C.V. to  這個email住址已經被防垃圾郵件程式保護,你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看 .  Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at, and further particulars can be obtained at  Closes November 27, 2017.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and
is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

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2017/10/20, Friday
CUHK Library

CUHK Reference Job Number: 17000242  

20 Oct 2017 to 19 Nov 2017

Advertisement of Assistant Librarian I (carrying the job title of Learning Services Manager) 

Learning Services at CUHK Library encompasses the digital/information literacy training and support services for undergraduates and other users at CUHK. It is also responsible for the Learning Garden, a highly innovative space which provides facilities to support informal learning activities as well specific services such as 3D printing. Proposals are underway for further enhancement and development of services in this area.
Applicants should have (i) a good university degree  plus a recognized professional qualification in library and information science OR related disciplines; (ii) at least six years' post-qualification relevant experience, three years of which are at supervisory level; (iii) sound knowledge and understanding of digital/information literacy approaches in a University setting; (iv) knowledge and experience in delivering programmes and services particularly for undergraduate users focused around digital/information literacy, (v) demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within the Library, with faculty members and university administrative departments; (vi) excellent written and oral communication skills (vii) and proficiency in Chinese is desirable.
Reporting to the Head of Learning Support, the appointee will (a) design and implement a programme of events and workshops in both Learning Services and Learning Garden; (b) promote and enhance digital literacy training and activities in Learning Services; (c) manage and develop  the operation and facilities of the Learning Services and Learning Garden, including staff supervision; (d) work closely with Branch Librarians, coordinating learning support activities across CUHK  (f) undertake other assignments and projects. Evening and weekend shift work is required.
Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for two years, renewable subject to mutual agreement.
Salary and Fringe Benefits
Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care, a contract-end gratuity for an appointment of two years or longer, and housing benefits for eligible appointee. Further information about the University and the general terms of service for appointments is available at  The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.
Application Procedure

Please apply online via '' under 'Career Opportunities'.

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2017/10/20, Friday
CUHK Library

Applications are invited for:-

Library Assistant II

(Requisition No. 1700024B) (Closing date: 20 Oct 2017 to November 3, 2017)

Applicants should have i) Grade E/Level 2 or above in at least 5 subjects in HKCEE, including Chinese and English (Syllabus B, or at least Grade C in Syllabus A); OR any combination of results in at least 5 HKDSE subjects (including Level 2 or above in Chinese and English): Level 2 or above in NSS subjects, "Attained" or above in ApL subjects (subject to a maximum of 2 subjects), and Grade E or above in Other Language subjects; ii) 2 years relevant working experience at a tertiary institution is preferred; iii) hands-on knowledge of web design, web authoring tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe CS Design Packages, etc., and social media applications; iv) knowledge of teaching or learning facilities with networked computers and mobile devices; v) good interpersonal skills and customer service attitude; vi) proficiency in both written and spoken English and Chinese; vii) ability to work independently and collaboratively. Preference will be given to applicants with working experience in customer services/at academic libraries. 

The appointee will be assigned to work in Research Support and Digital Initiatives of the Library. Duties include: (a) coordinating events and research services activities in the Research Commons including all logistical support; (b) updating / designing Library web pages; (c) designing promotional materials for events and research services activities; (d) assisting to build learning objects; (e) providing clerical support and assisting in the operation of the department; (f) providing customer services in counters; and (g) undertaking other tasks as assigned. Shift duties at library counters are required.

Appointment will initially be made on a 2-year contract with contract-end gratuity, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.  [Note: Applicants must submit copies of HKCEE/HKDSE certificates showing that they have fulfilled the language requirements and academic qualifications stated above, otherwise their applications may NOT be considered.]

Application Procedure
The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for this post
via 'Career Opportunities' under website: ' ' before the closing date.

Please ensure academic certificates are sent as attachments during the online submission of application forms.

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2017/10/20, Friday


Applications are invited for:-

Library Assistant II of User Services

CUHK Ref. No. 17000259 (20 Oct 2017 to 31 Oct 2017)

Library Assistant II (Serials and Electronic Resources)

Applicants should have (i) completed secondary education; (ii) Grade E/Level 2 or above in at least 5 subjects in HKCEE, including Chinese and English (Syllabus B, or at least Grade C in Syllabus A), OR any combination of results in at least 5 HKDSE subjects (including Level 2 or above in Chinese and English): Level 2 or above in NSS subjects, "Attained" or above in ApL subjects (subject to a maximum of 2 subjects), and Grade E or above in Other Language subjects; (iii) experience in providing counter services in libraries; (iv) a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese; (v) strong interpersonal skills and good customer service attitude; and (vi) the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Relevant work experience in libraries and knowledge of Integrated Library System are preferred.  Good knowledge of computer applications, including MS Word, Excel and Chinese word-processing will be advantageous. The appointee will be first assigned to the User Services of the University Library.  Major duties include (a) providing circulation services; (b) handling user enquiries; (c) processing library card applications; (d) supporting building project, facilities and stack maintenance; and (e) performing other tasks as assigned. Shift duties in the evenings/on weekends or holidays are required.  Appointment will initially be made on a 2-year contract with contract-end gratuity, renewable subject to good performance and mutual agreement.

[Note: Applicants must submit copies of HKCEE/HKDSE certificates showing that they have fulfilled the language requirements and academic qualifications stated above, otherwise their applications may NOT be considered.]

Salary and Fringe Benefits
Starting salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Further information about the University and the general terms of service is available on our homepage at .

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2017/10/20, Friday

Library Assistant I / Senior Library Assistant (Shek Mun Campus Library) (PR153/17-18)
The Library now seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual for the position of Library Assistant I / Senior Library Assistant in its Shek Mun Campus Library located in Shatin.  The appointee will be responsible for assisting the Section Head and the Assistant Librarian in setting up new facilities, supervising junior staff, overseeing daily operations, implementing different projects, establishing procedures, and providing services to users in various aspects.  Shift duties in the evening/weekend are required.

Applicants should have a university degree, with a minimum of four to six years of related experience.  They should be proficient in both written and spoken English and Chinese (including Cantonese and Putonghua).  They should possess strong organisational, analytical and interpersonal skills.  Positive service attitude, well-developed user services skills, and ability to work independently and in teams are essential.  Hands-on experience in using Microsoft Office and Chinese Word Processing, excellent IT skills, and familiarity with handling/managing IT facilities/equipment are required.  Knowledge of Alma Integrated Library System will be a definite advantage.

Rank and 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 ; 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 by post or by e-mail to 這個email住址已經被防垃圾郵件程式保護,你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看 .  Please quote PR number on all correspondence.  Applicants not invited for interview 8 weeks after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at .

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

Closing date: 4 November 2017

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The postholder reports to the Assistant Librarian I (Systems). He/She will be required to provide support in hardware and software installation, maintenance and trouble-shooting; administrating the inventory of Computing / AV assets; and provide technical assistance to end-users. The postholder should be prepared to perform regular shift duties in both libraries at Wanchai and Bethanie campuses, and may be required to work on weekends and on public holidays.

Applicants should have:
(a) A Higher Diploma / Associate Degree in Computer Studies, Library Studies, or equivalent; 
(b) At least two-years of relevant experience in installing, configuring and maintaining computer hardware and software, audio-visual equipment and related peripherals, preferably in a library setting or similar environment;
(c) Knowledge in Audio / Video editing and media conversion;
(d) Capability in working independently and within a team environment;
(e) Good analytical, communication and interpersonal skills, with service-oriented work attitude.

Preference will be given to those who have previous working experience in academic library and knowledge in library settings and standards.

Appointment will be made on a two-year contract, with possibility of renewal, subject to mutual agreement.  A gratuity payment equal up to 10% of basic salary earned during the contract period will be payable upon satisfactory completion of contract.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental benefits.  Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please apply in writing with full resume, expected salary and copies of academic qualifications.  Applications with reference code 'LAII' clearly marked on the envelope should be sent to the Human Resources Office, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, or email ( 這個email住址已經被防垃圾郵件程式保護,你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看 ) on or before 27 October 2017.

Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.

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2017/10/13, Friday



Library Assistant II (Systems) (Job ID 3613)

The appointee will be a key player in the Systems team that manages the daily operations of the Learning Commons (LC) and Information Commons (IC), and also a member of the research output management team in the Scholarly Publications Database (SPD). He/She will maintain the smooth operation and service provision at the LC Help Desk and the IC Help Desk; work with University units/departments on issues relating to LC/IC space, services and facilities; liaise with Library units on general administrative and clerical issues; assist in the recruitment, training and supervision of the team of student helpers; liaise with the Security Office regarding the training and arrangement of security guards; compile and report usage statistics; and assist in the metadata processing and student helpers supervision of the SPD.

Applicants should have 5 passes, including English (min. Grade C if Syllabus A or level 2 if results were obtained from 2007 onwards), Chinese and Mathematics in the HKCEE; or 5 subjects, including English, Chinese and Mathematics, attaining level 2 or above (or equivalent) in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination. He/She should have proficiency in MS Office applications including Word and Excel as well as Chinese word processing; and a good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese. The successful candidate should be service-oriented, and have good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Shift duty is required. (Duration: 2 years, renewable)

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure

In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website ( and return it online to the Human Resources Office on or before Wednesday, 1 November 2017.  Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission.  We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.

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2017/10/10, Tuesday


Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has five academic units, namely the School of Arts & Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business & Administration, School of Education & Languages, School of Science & Technology, and the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional & Continuing Education.  Through them, we provide full-time and part-time programmes at undergraduate, post-graduate, and sub-degree levels.

Today we have over 9,500 full-time and 10,000 part-time students in the four Schools at the OUHK with about 220 programmes of studies.  In addition, there are about 2,500 full-time/part-time students studying in our extension arm.  The OUHK spirit is a culmination of a relentless pursuit of academic excellence and a creative approach to learning and teaching.  Reaching out to our next generation and across the borders through advanced web technologies has been our principal goal in the past years.

We are now inviting application(s) for the following post in the Library:

Part-time Library Assistants (Ref.: 17-PTLA-296-HKLA)

The appointees are responsible for the following duties:
i)    To perform duties related to the circulation services of the Library; and
ii)    To be responsible for the opening and closing of the Library.

The working hours will normally be between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on weekday evenings, and between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

Applicants are required to possess the following:
i)    At least 5 subjects with Level 2 in HKDSE or equivalent, including English & Chinese languages and Mathematics;
ii)    Knowledge of library; and
iii)    Preferably with related working experience.

Applicants should indicate the results of HKDSE (or equivalent qualifications) in their applications.

Terms of Appointment
Successful candidates will be appointed on a temporary part-time fixed term contract.  Benefits will be provided in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Application Procedures
Please complete the "Application Form", which is obtainable from the University's website (, and send it together with your CV and names of 3 referees to the Human Resources Unit, The Open University of Hong Kong by e-mail ( 這個email住址已經被防垃圾郵件程式保護,你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看 ) (Please quote the reference number in your application).

Deadline: 24 October 2017

(Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement posted in September 2017 need not re-apply.)

General information about the University is available on the University's website  Personal data provided by job applicants will be handled strictly in accordance with the University's Personal Data Privacy Policy.  The "Personal Data (Privacy) Notice for Job Applicant" is also available on the above website.  Applicants who are not contacted by the University within eight weeks from the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

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2017/10/09, Monday


South China Morning Post Publishers Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong's internationally recognized English language newspaper and has the city's most affluent and influential readership.

With an expanding business across a number of print and digital platforms, we are looking for high calibre to fill the following position:

Senior Content Resources Executive (News Library) (Ref: CTL-ED-SCRE)

- Responsible for daily electronic indexing and archiving of news content
- Provide effective news research support by using online information databases and in-house archives
- Guidance to junior team members on archiving and news research
- Support in digitization of film negatives archive collection
- Assist in both digital and historic archive improvement projects

- University graduate in any discipline. Holder in Library Studies or related discipline is preferred
- Minimum 3 years working experience in information and content management, preferably in a media/news library (candidates with lesser experience will be considered as Content Resources Executive)
- Good knowledge in information and news searching using various online databases and internet resources
- Strong news sense and familiar with current affairs of Hong Kong, China and Asia
- Good command of both written and  spoken English, and good knowledge of MS Word and Excel
- Able to work on late shifts (off duty at 10:00pm), weekends, public holidays in either Tai Po or Causeway Bay Office

Shuttle bus is provided for working in Tai Po Office.

Interested parties please send curriculum vitae with full career details, salary history, availability and expected salary to the Human Resources Division, Morning Post Centre, 22 Dai Fat Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, New Territories, Hong Kong or by email to  這個email住址已經被防垃圾郵件程式保護,你需要啟動Javascript才能觀看  .

Please mark 'Private & Confidential' and quote reference.

Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our Personal Information Collection Statement, a copy of which will be provided upon request sent to us at the address indicated above. You may consider your application unsuccessful if you do not hear from us within 6 weeks. 

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