Hong Kong University

Hong Kong University

Library Assistant (Special Collections)

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Library Assistant (Special Collections)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 526567 Work type: Full-time Department: University Libraries (40100) Categories: Executive / Technical / Support Hong Kong

Library Assistant (Special Collections) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 526567) (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, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

Qualifications and Qualities

Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree in Library and Information Management or Archives and Records Management with at least 1 year's relevant post-qualification working experience, preferably in a tertiary or cultural institution. They should have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese, strong computer software literacy (such as MS Office), and the ability to work independently and multi-task.

The Role

The appointee will be responsible for the following duties:

  • assisting in daily operations of Special Collections;
  • supervising researchers on the handling and security of the collections;
  • assisting in packing and delivering library and archival materials;
  • answering enquiries and conducting reference referrals;
  • providing counter duties including assistance with library users for research bookings, retrievals of materials, supervision of reading room and implementation of preservation control;
  • acting as front of house to help with ad-hoc tasks relating to the collection and user space of the division;
  • assisting in accession, processing and shelf management of monographs, serials and archival collections;
  • assisting in the digitization projects of archival collections;
  • performing image editing and data inputting/editing in a timely and accurate manner;
  • physical processing of archival materials;
  • promoting access to collections; and
  • performing other duties as assigned by supervisors.
  • Shift duties on weekends and off-site work will be required.

    What We Offer

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

    The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until May 31, 2024 , or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier.

    Advertised: Apr 30, 2024 (HK Time) Applications close: May 31, 2024 (HK Time)

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    Job details


    Library Assistant (Special Collections)


    Hong Kong University


    Hong Kong


    April 30, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 31, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science

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