Acquisitions Section, Assistant Librarian (Hong Kong Baptist University Library)

Acquisitions Section, Assistant Librarian (PR200/11-12)

Hong Kong Baptist University Library now seeks a highly motivated, dynamic, and service-oriented person for the position of Assistant Librarian in the Acquisitions Section. Reporting to the Head of Acquisition Section, the appointee will be responsible for acquisition of library materials, implementing acquisition procedures, managing library material budget and participating in consortial acquisitions. He/She will be required to supervise and provide training to acquisition assistants, take up reference duties, conduct information literacy instruction and participate in collection development and services in selected disciplines such as Music Department.

Applicants should have a recognized professional qualification in librarianship (MLS or equivalent) preferably with one year of supervisory experience in acquisition work in an academic library. Familiarity with fund accounting and library budgeting practices, knowledge of publishing trends, books and subscription trade is required. The successful candidate should be attentive to details and demonstrate high accuracy. Excellent command of written and oral communication skills, good analytical skill and ability to work independently and collaboratively are necessary. Experience in using an integrated library system and reading knowledge of one or more European languages would be an advantage. Candidate with academic background in music, formal musical training or work experience in the field of music is highly desirable. Shift duties in evening / weekend / public holiday are required.

Appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of one year.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799; or (c) in person from the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, Level 7, Shaw Tower, 34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon. Completed application form should be sent to the same address. Please quote PR number on all correspondence. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms & conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 31 January 2012


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