OUHK - Assistant Librarian II (Circulation)


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:

Assistant Librarian II (Circulation) (Ref.: 17-ALII-113-HKLA)

The appointee will be responsible to the Senior Assistant Librarian (Public Services).  He/she will provide leadership of the circulation section, including oversight of circulation, reserve and other related services. The appointee will also provide information and reference assistance to users.  He/she may be posted to work in other areas or required to take up additional duties of other Library Section(s). He/she may be posted to work in other areas, such as Information Services, depending on past working experience.

Applicants should have a recognized degree plus a professional qualification (e.g. MLS, MCLIP or AALIA) with experience in automated circulation system and knowledge of digital information resources.  They should have good planning, problem-solving, interpersonal and organizational skills.  Proven ability to work effectively in a team is required.  Applicants should have strong oral and written communication skills in both English and Chinese and be self-motivated, independent, proactive and service-oriented.  Relevant experience in a university environment is an advantage.

Terms of Appointment
Successful candidate will be appointed on a full-time fixed term contract.  Fringe benefits will include annual leave, medical & dental benefits, life insurance coverage and gratuity, where applicable.

Application Procedures
Please complete the "Application Form", which is obtainable from the University's website (http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/jobs), 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 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) (Please quote the reference number in your application).

Deadline: 7 May 2017

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

General information about the University is available on the University's website http://www.ouhk.edu.hk.  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.