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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 2016

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/2016/application_form_HKLA_Biennial_Award.doc

Deadline for application is 30th September, 2016. 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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Friday, 17 February 2017
EdUHK
The Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded university offering a diverse range of academic programmes at doctoral, master, bachelor and postgraduate diploma levels as well as other professional development programmes to over 11,000 students, serving teachers and professionals studying in education and related humanities, social sciences, and arts and culture disciplines.  The University has a Graduate School and three Faculties, namely, Faculty of Education and Human Development, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, comprising altogether 16 Departments, with about 470 academic/teaching staff.  It now features four University-level research centres and thirteen Faculty-level research and development centres covering various areas of expertise in Education, Humanities, Social Sciences and Liberal Arts.

The University aspires to become a leading university in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on Education and complementary disciplines, and recognised for its excellence in nurturing competent and caring professionals and the impact of scholarship.  If you are excited by the prospect of contributing your expertise to the development of a leading multidisciplinary university at the heart of East Asia, we would like to hear from you.

For further details about the University, please visit its website at http://www.eduhk.hk.

The University invites applications for the following post:

Part-time Archivist (Ref.: PM(PT)/LIB/0217) 
(Holding the substantive rank of Project Manager)
 
Library 

The Education University of Hong Kong Library is seeking a well experienced professional archivist to serve as a part-time Archivist. Reporting to the Librarian, the appointee will advise the Library and the Hong Kong Museum of Education and lead a project in setting up and operating the University Archives, developing an official University Archives Policy, setting up guidelines, workflows and procedure manuals for acquisitions, preservation, cataloguing, recording, digitization and filing of archival items. He/she will also identify and collect potential archival items from internal and external sources, and provide professional training to Library and Museum staff on all aspects of archives management. The appointment will be for a period of up to 18 months and the appointee will be required to work for around 80 hours per month.

Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree plus a postgraduate-level training (Doctoral or Master's degree, Postgraduate Certificate or equivalent) in archives management and at least 6 years' hands on experience in planning and managing institutional archives. Excellent analytical, problem solving, organization and leadership skills, and high proficiency in English and Chinese are required. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Application Forms are obtainable from (a) http://www.eduhk.hk/hro/applyfor.htm ; or (b) the Human Resources Office, 3/F, Cho Kwai Chee Foundation Building, The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.  The completed Application Form, together with full CV, should be sent to the Human Resources Office by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or by fax to (852) 2948 6005 or by post to the above address on or before 10 March 2017.  Please quote the reference number of the position in the application and mark "Strictly Confidential - Job Application" on the envelope.  Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.  For details of the Personal Information Collection Statement, please refer to http://www.eduhk.hk/jobsopp/index.php?glang=en .

All applications will be treated in strict confidence.  Only those who are shortlisted will be contacted.  The University reserves the right not to fill the positions advertised. 

EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Caring organization

 
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Friday, 17 February 2017

HKU

Applications are invited for the following post:

Library Assistant (Law Library) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 201700161) (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 5 passes in HKCEE including English (min. grade C if Syllabus A/Level 2 from 2007), OR min. Level 2 or equivalent in 5 subjects in HKDSEE including English Language, OR a recognized certificate for library assistants OR a recognized certificate in the area of digital library/information centre management, and preferably with some relevant library and counter services experience. They should also have excellent communication skills in written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua), working knowledge of and skills in common software such as MS Office, presentation and visualization tools. Strong customer service and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. The appointee will be responsible for a wide range of services to library users including counter duties, legal information services, tours and orientations, user training, shelving, shelf-reading, document delivery, research support, and perform any other duties as assigned by supervisors. Shift duty on evenings, weekends and public holidays is required.

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 3, 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, 17 February 2017

 HKU

Applications are invited for the following post:

Library Assistant (Education Library) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 201700135) (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 5 passes in HKCEE including English (min. grade C if Syllabus A/Level 2 from 2007), OR min. Level 2 or equivalent in 5 subjects in HKDSEE including English Language, OR a recognized certificate for library assistants OR a recognized certificate in the area of digital library/information centre management, and preferably with some relevant library work experience. They should also have proficiency in spoken English, Cantonese and Putonghua; computer literacy and the ability to provide support in the use of common software and equipment such as MS Office, scanners and printers, and general skills in information search. The appointee will be responsible for providing circulation and reference services at information desk; preparing statistical reports; subject guides; shelf-reading; and any other duties as assigned by supervisors. Shift duty is required.

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 3, 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, 17 February 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 - Library (Ref: ALI (LIB) 2017-02-17)

Responsibilities:

- lead the development of reference, information literacy and access services to support teaching, learning and research;
- implement strategic and operational plan, review policies and procedures for the use of the Library;
- design, deliver and assess instructional sessions;
- develop innovative activities and raise awareness of the library's services;
- facilitate effective communication with stakeholders and respond to user enquiries;
- monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the services by preparing statistics and reports; and
- provide user education and perform reference duties.

Applicants should:

- possess a recognized university degree and professional qualification in librarianship (MLS or equivalent);
- have at least 5 years of post-qualification experience in a supervisory position in academic libraries;
- have ability to effectively respond to and resolve library issues for a wide variety of library users with strong service attitude;
- have demonstrated understanding of current library services and practices in an academic setting; and
- have excellent planning, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication 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.

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 12 March 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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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
 HKU
 
Head, Administrative Services/Administrative Services Manager
in the University Libraries
(Ref.: 201700116)

Applications are invited for appointment as Head, Administrative Services (at the rank of Assistant Librarian I/Administrative Services Manager (at the rank of Administrative Assistant I) in the University Libraries, to commence in May 2017, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have (i) EITHER a good university degree in business administration or related disciplines and a recognized professional qualification in library and information science (e.g. MLS or equivalent), with at least 5 years' post-qualification experience in academic libraries or institutions; OR a master's degree in a relevant area of business administration plus at least 5 years' post-qualification experience in large organizations; OR a good university degree in business administration or related disciplines with at least 8 years' post-qualification experience in large organizations; (ii) agile and positive personality with strong written and oral communication skills in English and Chinese as well as excellent interpersonal skills; (iii) solid administrative experience with good knowledge of financial, human and facility management; (iv) demonstrated leadership for clerical, executive and preferably technical staff; (v) task and client-oriented with proven skills to solve non-routine problems; (vi) highly competent and independent to handle complex or ambiguous issues; and (vii) excellent attention to details especially on matters with policy or legal implication. Candidates without a recognized professional qualification in library and information science will be considered for appointment at the rank of Administrative Assistant I. Information about the post can be obtained at http://lib.hku.hk/employment/ASHead-Mgr/170203.html.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as 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 (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc, and further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes February 25, 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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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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Friday, 03 February 2017

CUHK

CUHK Library

CUHK Job Number 1700001Y:  (Closing date: 2 March 2017)

Advertisement of Assistant Librarian I/ II (carrying the title of Scholarly Communications Librarian)

Applicants should have (i) a good university degree plus a recognized professional qualification in library and information science OR related disciplines; (ii) at least three years' post-qualification relevant experience (for Assistant Librarian II) OR at least six years' post-qualification relevant experience, three years of which are at supervisory level (for Assistant Librarian I); (iii) sound knowledge and understanding of the scholarly research and communication process and issues; (iv) knowledge and experience in citation analysis tools, copyright and open access issues; (v) demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within the Library and with faculty members; and (vi) excellent written and oral communication skills. An understanding of research data management planning, and proficiency in Chinese, are desirable.

Reporting to the Head of Research Support & Digital Initiatives, the appointee will (a) develop and implement a programme of events and workshops to increase awareness and understanding of scholarly communication issues across CUHK; (b) devise and implement a strategy for populating and promoting the use of the University's institutional repository; (c) manage the operation and further development of the University's institutional repository and the Copyright Clearing Office; (d) offer consultation services for researchers in areas of copyright, citation analysis, self-archiving in institutional repository, and research data management; (e) work closely with faculty liaison librarians and prepare communication tools that they can use in their constituencies; and (f) undertake other assignments.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for two years, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Applicants who have applied via CUHK Job Number:1600021O need not re-apply.

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 http://www.per.cuhk.edu.hk. The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.

Application Procedure
Please apply online via 'www.cuhk.edu.hk/personnel ' under 'Career Opportunities'.

 
 
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