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Heleni Linton Bursary 2017

This Bursary was established in memory of Heleni Linton, an outstanding librarian also worked for Ernst and Young Hong Kong was tragically killed in an air crash in 1991. A memorial account was later established from funds donated by Ernst and Young, by colleagues, and by friends. From December 1992, interest accrued to the account has been used to award a modest annual bursary bearing her name. The beneficiary receivers the bursary at a ceremony held every year at the association's annual general meeting.

The bursary is awarded on a competitive basis in full or part-time students of library and information science to assist in their studies. It might help with course fees, short sabbaticals, research materials costs, conference attendance, and the like. Applications for the Bursary, which amounts to HK$5,000, will be assessed by considering the potential applicability and contribution of the proposal to library and information science in our region and the likely impact of the Bursary on the career of the applicant. More details can be found from the HKLA website at http://www.hkla.org/content/blogcategory/55/80/lang,english/

Applications for the Bursary can be made by completing the application form which is available online athttp://www.hkla.org/Education_Awards/Heleni_Linton_Bursary/2017/application_form_HLB.doc

Please send completed applications by post to Ms Helen Chan, Education and Training Officer, The Hong Kong Library Association, PO Box 10095, GPO, Hong Kong, by the 10th October 2017 (Tuesday). 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.

 

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 http://www.hkla.org/content/blogcategory/55/80/lang,english/

Application form of the Award is available at http://www.hkla.org/Education_Awards/Biennial_Award/2018/application_form_HKLA_Biennial_Award.doc

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: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . 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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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
HKBU 
LIBRARY

Assistant Librarian (Circulation & Interlibrary Loan Section) (PR279/16-17)                                                                                           

The University Library is currently seeking a highly motivated and service-oriented professional for the position of Assistant Librarian in the Circulation & Interlibrary Loan Section.  Reporting to the Associate Librarian of Public Services, the appointee will be responsible for managing and further enhancing the development of access services including circulation, stack management, course reserves, interlibrary loan, document delivery service, HKALL services, book drop and counter services, library card issuance, patron record maintenance, printing and copying services, and other related services.  He/She will also perform a variety of duties, take up reference duties, serve as a liaison to work with teaching faculty and other users for the enhancement of library collections and services, and participate in various special projects and library-related activities.  The appointee will be required to work on shift duties on some evenings/weekends/public holidays.

Applicants should have a recognised professional qualification in librarianship (MLS or equivalent) and at least three years of experience in an academic library setting with demonstrated managerial, supervisory and leadership experience.  In-depth knowledge of circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan, and collection management issues and trends is essential.  They 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.  

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; 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 PR number on all correspondence.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request.  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: 13 April 2017

 
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
HKSI 
The Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited ("HKSI") is the Government's delivery agent of elite sports training systems.  The HKSI's mission is to provide an environment in which sports talent can be identified, nurtured and developed to pursue excellence in the international sporting arena benchmarked at Asian and Olympic Games results. We are now inviting suitable candidates for the following vacancy:

RESEARCH & SPORTS INFORMATION OFFICER

THE JOB

Reporting to the Assistant Research & Sports Information Manager of the Sports Information Centre, the Research & Sports Information Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

 - To be responsible for the technical services of Sports Information Centre (SIC) at HKSIL, including cataloguing and classification of all library materials - not only but includes monographies, AV materials and electronic items;
 - To manage the acquisition of library materials, preparation of statistical reports, manage database and web sites etc.;
 - To assist in research and analyses of changes and developments, both local and overseas, relating to elite sports training;
 - To assist in the publication and dissemination of sports results and research findings;
 - To assist in organising conferences and symposiums; and
 - To supervise subordinate staff.

THE REQUIREMENTS

 - A university degree or diploma in library and information science, social science, sport studies, research methodology, information management or a relevant discipline;
 - A minimum of 2 years' relevant working experience;
 - Preferably with knowledge of sports and sports systems in Hong Kong;
 - Hand-on experience with MARC, AACR2, RDA and Library of Congress subject heading system, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Chinese word processing; knowledge in webpage design and image scanning is an advantage;
 - Good command of both verbal and written English and Chinese; ability to speak Putonghua is an advantage;
 - Attention to detail, ability to work independently and as a part of a team;
 - Shift duties are required;
 - Experience in staff supervision; and
 - Awareness/ knowledge of Child Protection in sport and equal opportunity issues in the context of Hong Kong are an added advantage.
 
[Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisements need not re-apply. Their applications are being considered accordingly.] 

APPLICATIONS

Please send full resume with current and expected salary, contact telephone number, email and postal addresses, and availability to The Human Resources Manager, Hong Kong Sports Institute Ltd, 25 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, New Territories or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  on or before 30 March 2017. Please quote reference no. HKSI-20170317-RSIO in the application.

Appointment will be on a fixed term contract. General information is available at the website http://www.hksi.org.hk.

Applicants who are not invited for interview within six months may consider their applications unsuccessful.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Data collected will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes only.

THE HKSIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

 
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
CityU 
 
City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students' talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.

Applications are invited for :

Executive Officer I/II in the Library [Ref. B/116/03]

Duties : Assist in arranging library activities, events and publications for the promotion of Library services and collections as well as coordinating building projects and various Library projects with different parties within and outside the University; prepare documentation (such as meeting notes, project proposals and reports); and perform any other duties as assigned.

Requirements : A good honours degree (preferably in Language/Linguistics/Communication Studies or related disciplines) with at least 3 years' working experience, preferably in tertiary education institutions.  Excellent command of English and Chinese (including Putonghua); strong coordination, analytical and interpersonal skills are required.  Good knowledge of and software skills in webpage and desktop publishing are preferred.  Candidates with more than 7 years' relevant experience may be considered for appointment as Executive Officer I.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test.

Salary and Conditions of Service
Remuneration package will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract; fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes. 

Information and Application
Further information on the posts and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk , or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email :  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it /Fax : 2788 1154 or 3442 0311].  

To apply, please submit an online application at http://jobs.cityu.edu.hk .  The closing date is 7 April 2017.  Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.

Worldwide recognition ranking 55th, and 4th among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2016); 1st in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (Shanghai Jiao Tong University survey 2016); and 2nd Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2016).

 
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017
 HKAPA
 
(1) ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN II (ELECTRONIC RESOURCES) Ref:ALnII(ER)

The appointee reports to the Assistant Librarian I (Technical Services).  He/She is responsible for the development and maintenance of the electronic collection and the serials collection including evaluation and acquisition of new titles.  He/She is required to assist the Reader Services Section to prepare and deliver user education programmes to train users to make the most out of the electronic resources held by the library.  The appointee will be required to work on shift duties and in both the Wanchai and Bethanie campuses.

Applicants should:
(a) have a postgraduate qualification in librarianship or information science (MLS, MCLIP or equivalent), in addition to a bachelor's degree in different discipline;
(b) have a minimum of 2 years' relevant experience;  
(c) be familiar with issues involved in developing, acquisitions of electronic collections;
(d) have knowledge of current electronic library applications and online searching skills;
(e) possess good planning and organization skills with an analytical and proactive mind;
(f) be competent in use of Microsoft Office;
(g) have good command of written and spoken English and Chinese; and
(h) have effective inter-personal and communication skills.

Preference will be given to those who possess one or more of the following:
(a) Previously worked in the library of a higher educational institution.
(b) Experience in cataloguing library material.
(c) Experience in conducting user education programmes.
(d) Working knowledge of an integrated library system and familiarity with mobile devices, apps, and web 2.0 technologies for educational purposes. 

(2) DIGITAL SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY OFFICER Ref: DSTO
The postholder reports to the Assistant Librarian I (Reader Services). He/She is responsible for creating and updating text to promote library resources, services, and activities on library webpage and other library publications. He/She is also responsible for the preparation of digital content, creating and maintaining metadata for digital objects according to international metadata standards and schemas. The postholder will be required to work in both the Wanchai and Bethanie campus; and to work on evenings, weekends and public holidays, and response immediately to urgent events. 

Applicants should:
(a) have a recognized first degree and preferably in English and/or Chinese;
(b) have a minimum of 2 years' post-qualification experience;
(c) have good command of written and spoken Chinese and English; 
(d) have excellent communication skill and strong interest in creative writing are all essential; and
(e) be attentive to details, have good time management and strong organizational skills.

Preference will be given to those who possess one or more of the following: 
(a) Previously worked in the library of a higher educational institution.
(b) Knowledge of digital library standards (e.g. Z39.50, OAI-PMH, METS and Dublin Core) and repository systems such as Digitool.
(c) Knowledge in Photoshop, WordPress, Microsoft Office, email marketing tools will be advantageous.

(3) LIBRARY ASSISTANT II (SYSTEMS) Ref: LAII(Sys)

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) at least 5 subjects at Grade E (at least Grade C if Syllabus A)/Level 2 or above in the HKCEE/HKDSEE including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics, OR a Higher Diploma / Associate Degree; 
(b) at least 2 years' relevant experience in installing, configuring and maintaining computer hardware and software, in particular Windows and Mac platforms 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; and
(e) good analytical, communication and interpersonal skills, with service-oriented work attitude.

Preference will be given to those who have previous working experience in the library of a higher educational institution and knowledge in Library settings and standards.


TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
Appointments will be made on a two-year contract, with possibility of renewal, subject to mutual agreement.  A gratuity payment equal up to  15% for post (1); and 10% for posts (2) and (3) 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.

APPLICATIONS
Please apply in writing with full resume, expected salary and copies of academic qualifications.  Applications with reference code 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 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ), or fax to 25848953 on or before 25 March 2017.
 
Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.
 
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017
HKU

Applications are invited for the following post: 
Library Assistant I (Lending Services) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 201700286) (to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary and with the possibility of renewal subject to mutual agreement)

Applicants should possess a recognized university degree OR a diploma in librarianship with relevant post-qualification and supervisory experience. They should have very good communication skills in written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua), strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills, a customer-oriented attitude and a pleasant personality. They should also demonstrate proficiency in library automation system and general PC applications. Experience in supervising library projects or teams will be a definite asset. The appointee's primary responsibility is to supervise the Library's membership and registration services, circulation of library materials, counter services, over-the-counter sale, access control, security patrol of the Library building and report irregularities, assist users in the use of computer hardware and software, and respond to user enquiries and incidents. He/She will also perform clerical duties, statistical and accounting tasks, and assist supervisors in service planning, preparing duty rosters, supervising staff, conducting performance review of subordinates, identifying training need, providing on-the-job training, participating in projects, user experience studies and other duties as assigned by supervisors. Shift duty on evenings, weekends and public holidays is required.  Further information about the post can be obtained at http://lib.hku.hk/employment/LAI(LS)_201700286.html.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/jr-form.doc .  Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/ . Closes March 31, 2017

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

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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Friday, 10 March 2017

HSMC

Hang Seng Management College (HSMC), restructured from the former Hang Seng School of Commerce, was established in 2010 as a non-profit-making private university-level institution with five Schools (Business, Communication, Decision Sciences, Humanities & Social Science, and Translation), about 5,000 full-time students and 185 full-time faculty members.  Adopting the unique "Liberal + Professional" education model, HSMC is a residential-type institution which puts quality teaching and students' all-round development as its highest priorities.  Aspiring to be a leading private university in Hong Kong, HSMC features top-quality faculty members, award-winning green campus facilities, innovative degree programmes, impactful research, and excellent student support services, with the aim of nurturing young talents with critical thinking, innovative minds, human caring and social responsibilities.

The College now invites applications for the following position:

Assistant Librarian I/II - Library (Ref: ALI/II (LIB) 2017-03-10)

Responsibilities: 

- develop and deliver Library's research and learning support services including providing research consultative services, teaching library instruction classes, creating online tutorials, preparing subject guides and other information sources;  
- collaborate with faculty members to organize library programmes for the support of academic curriculum;
- promote the use of library resources and assist in building library collections in all format;
- participate in the development of library website, learning tools and other library-wide projects; 
- develop strategic plan for the ongoing evolution of research and learning support services; and
- perform shift duties at reference desk.

Applicants should:

- possess a recognized university degree and professional qualification in librarianship (MLS or equivalent);
- have at least 5 years of post-qualification experience with supervisory responsibilities;
- have knowledge of the current research environment and experience in providing research support in an academic setting;
- have knowledge of information literacy and experience in teaching library instruction classes;
- have basic knowledge in learning technologies and their applications to instruction; 
- have a strong service attitude with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The appointee will be required to work shifts in evenings, on weekends and public holidays. Applicants with work experience in the tertiary education sector will be an advantage.  Applicant with less experience may be considered for the post of Assistant Librarian II.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Applicants should send a full resume with expected salary via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or by post to Human Resources Office, Hang Seng Management College, Hang Shin Link, Siu Lek Yuen, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong on or before 2 April 2017.  Please indicate the post applied for and mark 'Application - Confidential' and the reference number on the cover.  

Applicants who are not invited to an interview within three months may consider their applications unsuccessful.  All information received will be treated in strict confidence, and the data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.  The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.

Hang Seng Management College, incorporated in Hong Kong with limited liability by guarantee, is an equal opportunity employer.

 
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Thursday, 09 March 2017
MUST
澳 門 科 技 大 學
Macau University of Science and Technology
 
Position: Deputy Librarian
Department: Library
Ref: LIB - 170217
 
Macau University of Science and Technology Library, the literature resources and services center of MUST, supports academic services for the University. To keep times with information technology development, the library is constantly improving its resource categories, service modes, service concepts and technical approaches. By deepening services quality, strengthening techniques, innovating professions through the new technological environment, the library caters the needs of academic services for the University and fulfills its supporting responsibilities. 

MUST Library currently holds a total amount of collection of more than 2 million pieces, including 400 thousand books, 60 thousand journals (including full-text electronic journals), 1.8 thousand newspapers, 1.1 million e-books, 100 thousand digital dissertations, 110 electronic databases, more than 3 thousand multimedia resources, which primarily satisfy the University teaching and research needs. MUST Library is committed to the development of collections and building resource sharing relationships with various libraries in great China, including the National Library of China, National Science and Technology Library (NSTL), Peking University Library, China Academic Library and Information System (CALIS), China Academic Humanities and Social Sciences Library (CASHL), The Chinese University of Hong Kong Libraries, National Taiwan University Library and many other libraries.

To cope with the development plan of MUST Library, applications are accepted for the post above:

Responsibilities
Directly reporting to the University Librarian, the Deputy Librarian is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects related to MUST Library, including:
-  Establishing the development plan, instructing and evaluating the function of MUST Library;
-  Managing the library resources, data, public services and facilities maintenance;
-  Developing the library information technology, reference services, information literacy education and special collection research;
-  Developing the collaborative relationships with regional and international libraries and related institutions.  

Requirements
-  Master's degree or above in Library Science, Information Science or related disciplines, highly preferably with a Ph.D. degree;
-  At least 6 years or above substantial working experiences in library or related institutions;
-  Knowledge in comprehensive library services and hands-on ability, excellent research ability and a certain amount of academic achievements;
-  Familiarity with managing the operational procedures and characteristics of comprehensive university library;
-  Familiarity with current status of library consortia and well-experienced in regional and international library collaboration;
-  Strong responsibility, organizational ability, excellent communication and team spirits;
-  Good command of English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Putonghua), with knowledge of Portuguese as advantage.

Remuneration Package
The level will be determined by the academic qualifications, professional experience and current position. Staff shall be entitled to medical benefits, annual leave, provident fund, other allowance and overseas study opportunities or on job training program provided by the University.

Application Procedure
Qualified candidates should send applications with an application form, a detailed curriculum vitae, photo, copies of local ID/passport, certified copies of academic certificates, transcripts, testimonial of professional experience, publications and academic research outline etc. either by mail to Macau P.O. Box 345, Personnel Office, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau (via Hong Kong) or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (Please specify application ref. no.) .  

*Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only.

*To browse for more information about MUST, please visit http://www.must.edu.mo .
 
 
 
 
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Friday, 03 February 2017
NYU Shanghai 
Job Description - Reference and Research Services Librarian for Social Sciences and Economics

Department:  Library       Reports to: Library Director

Position Summary

The New York University Shanghai Library seeks a Reference and Research Services Librarian for Social Sciences and Economics. As part of the Research and Instructional Services team consisting of Librarians and Instructional Technologists, the successful candidate will also establish strong relationships with faculty and students in the Social Sciences and Economics disciplines, and connect them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs. 

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/ ).  It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University's Global Network University is established as an organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.

Responsibilities
Working in a collaborative environment, this position will:
  • Serve as the primary liaison to Social Sciences and Economics programs with responsibilities for delivering a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services.
  • Participate in in-person and Ask-A-Librarian chat reference services. 
  • Work closely with a team of librarians on designing library orientation program, library workshops, assessment and other Information Literacy activities 
  • Build collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs.
  • Liaise with faculty and administrators concerning future academic directions, programmatic needs, and changes in course offerings that may impact how the Library supports the department/program.
  • Collaborate with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across NYU's global network to implement and enhance programs & services
  • Develop responsive outreach and other information services; and take a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.
  • Participate in library and system-wide committees, and professional activities outside of the university.

Qualification

Education
  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree required.
  • Second master's degree in a subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic program preferred.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Previous experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference services in academic library, preferably in research library. 
  • Strong commitment to reference service, library instruction and information literacy principles. 
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • High proficiency in oral and written English; ability to speak Chinese preferred.
  • Prior experience working in a culturally diverse environment or prior international experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience providing strong customer service and quality services, including developing creative solutions in responsible areas to support and engage users.
  • Familiarity with trends in scholarly communication, including digital scholarship and research, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated social sciences or economics subject experience in an academic library environment; or an advanced degree in social science or economics related discipline.

To Apply:  To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: https://apply.interfolio.com/40292 . Applications by April 15th will be given preference by the search committee.

 
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Friday, 03 February 2017
NYU Shanghai 
Job Description - Reference and Research Services Librarian for Business 

Department:  Shanghai Library       Reports to: Library Director
 
Position Summary

The New York University Shanghai Library seeks a Reference and Research Services Librarian for Business. As part of the Research and Instructional Services team which consists of Librarians and Instructional Technologists, the successful candidate will establish strong relationships with faculty and students in the business disciplines, and connect them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs. 

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/ ).  It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University's Global Network University is established as an organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.
 
Responsibilities
 
Working in a collaborative environment, this position will:
  • Serve as the primary liaison to business, finance and marketing programs with responsibilities for delivering instruction, consultation, and research support services.
  • Participate in in-person and Ask-A-Librarian chat reference services. 
  • Work closely with a team of librarians to design library orientation programs, library workshops, assessment and other Information Literacy activities.
  • Build collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs.
  • Liaise with faculty and administrators concerning future academic directions, programmatic needs, and changes in course offerings that may impact how the Library supports the department/program.
  • Collaborate with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across NYU's global network to implement and enhance programs & services.
  • Develop responsive outreach and other information services; and take a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.
  • Participate in library and system-wide committees and professional activities outside of the University.

Qualification

Education
  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree required.
  • Second master's degree in a subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic program preferred.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Previous experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference services in academic library, preferably in research library. 
  • Strong commitment to reference service, library instruction and information literacy principles. 
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • High proficiency in oral and written English; ability to speak Chinese preferred.
  • Prior experience working in a culturally diverse environment or prior international experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience providing strong customer service and quality services, including developing creative solutions in responsible areas to support and engage users. 
  • Familiarity with trends in scholarly communication, including digital scholarship and research, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated business subject experience in an academic library environment; or an advanced degree in business, economics or related discipline.

To Apply:  To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: https://apply.interfolio.com/40291. Applications by April 15th will be given preference by the search committee.

 
 
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