City University of Hong Kong: Assistant Librarian I/II (Reference Section)

City University of Hong Kong

Position: Assistant Librarian I/II (Reference Section) in the Library

Deadline: Applications requested by 23 June 2008.

Duties: Render professional reference assistance to a wide range of library users in using appropriate print and electronic resources; provide user education to the University community which involves creating instructional materials; and designing and conducting orientation activities, library classes and online programmes; develop the Reference Collection; evaluate and develop the electronic resources collection; assist in faculty liaison and outreach services; participate in digital initiatives; and perform other ad-hoc tasks as required.

Requirements: A good honours degree in any disciplines plus a recognized post-graduate professional qualification in Librarianship or Information Science (MLS or equivalent), with excellent communication and writing skills in English and Chinese. Working experience in an academic library and in library reference/information services (including traditional and electronic resources), teaching experience, and fluency in Putonghua preferred. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, strong qualities in motivation, teamateship and leadership desirable. Working in the evenings, on Saturdays and Sundays required. The appointee is expected to report duty as soon as possible.

Salary: Salary offered will be highly competitive and commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience, up to a maximum of US$6,658 per month (12 months' salary per annum with exchange rate of US$1 ≈ HK$7.8).

Conditions of Service: Appointment will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract of 2-3 years. Fringe benefits include annual leave, medical and dental schemes and housing benefits where applicable.

Information and Application: Information and application form concerning the post and the University are available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Fax : (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 2788 9334 /email : hrojob@cityu.edu.hk]. Further information can be obtained from Ms. Sheena SHUM of Library at email : sheena.shum@cityu.edu.hk. Please send your application direct to Ms. Sheena SHUM by 23 June 2008 for an interview at the ALA conference by the end of June 2008. Please quote the reference of the post in the application and on the envelope. The University reserves the right to consider late applications and nominations, and to fill or not to fill the position. Relevant experience in business and industry will be a definite asset. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes.