CUHK - Assistant Librarian I/II
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CUHK Job Number: 170000Q1   (Closing date: 12 May 2017)

Assistant Librarian I/II (carrying the job title 'Systems Librarian')

CUHK Library seeks a Systems Librarian to join our Library IT & Systems (LITS) team at an exciting time as we implement a cloud-based, next generation Integrated Library System (ILS) shared with the local higher education libraries consortium. The successful applicant is expected to provide the best possible experience for library users and staff as they seek, access, and maintain the information in our library systems.

pplicants should (i) have a good Master's degree or above in Library and Information Science (MLS or equivalent), plus a strong educational background in computer science, computer engineering or a related discipline; (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) have proven knowledge and experience in the management of library services platforms, technical support for electronic resources, various industry standards and protocols such as XML, SAML, SQL and SIP2; (iv)  have effective communication, interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills, with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of stakeholders; (v) demonstrate proven ability in learning new technologies independently and adapting quickly to changing technologies. Project management experience and certification, web and mobile applications design and familiarity in handling East Asian languages (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) will be an added advantage.

eporting to the Head of LITS and working closely with other library managers and a team of computer specialists, the successful applicant will be responsible for:

(a) providing technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and front line support for the ILS, discovery and reading list platforms, as well as other library specific software such as the archives management system. The Systems Librarian is the primary liaison with vendors for problem resolution;

(b) providing technical support to the Library's electronic resources including administration of the remote access service;

(c) managing a wide range of RFID-enabled self-check kiosks, self-return book drops and sorter bins;

(d) programming and software development based on various APIs and scripting languages such as Perl and PHP;

(e) maintaining knowledge of emerging trends and issues in library systems and user behavior that have potential for enhancing access to resources and services. Evaluating potential new services and technologies and suggesting policy and procedural changes that improve access or efficiency;

(f) assisting in other IT projects;

(g) deputizing for the Head of LITS;

(h) other duties as assigned.

Occasional evening and weekend duties may be 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 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'.