Monday, March 21, 2011

Medical Librarian in the University Libraries: The University of Hong Kong

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Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years.  Ranked 21st among the top 200 universities in the world by the UK's Times Higher Education, the University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and about 100 sub-divisions of studies and learning.  There are over 23,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 1,200 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Medical Librarian in the University Libraries
 (Ref.:  20110180)

Applications are invited for appointment as Medical Librarian (at the rank of Associate Librarian) in the University Libraries tenable from June 1, 2011, on a fixed-term basis of two to three years, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a good first degree and a recognized professional qualification in librarianship (M.L.S. or equivalent) with at least 8 years of appropriate post-qualification experience in academic libraries.  Those with a higher degree in a second subject relevant to the duties are preferred. They must have a demonstrated high level of professional competence in the areas of health sciences (clinical and basic), health care environment and information policies, health sciences information services and health sciences information resources management, curricula design and instruction, research, analysis and interpretation; and knowledge of the latest trends and developments in information technology, particularly those that apply to an educational environment. Other essential qualities include: excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, crisis management and conflict resolution skills; oral and written ability to present ideas unambiguously and convincingly; ability to work independently and with initiative; demonstrated strong leadership with the ability to delegate effectively, discharge duties to staff and set appropriate standards for the delivery of service/work; ability to motivate staff and foster a positive team environment; and proven ability to plan and implement significant projects.  Written and spoken Chinese proficiency will be a distinct advantage.  The appointee reports to the Branch Libraries Services Team Leader and may, from time to time, assume this role.  Being a key member of the Branch Libraries Services Team, the appointee is expected to provide vision and dynamic leadership.  In addition to managing and leading the Medical Library, he/she will also engage in strategic planning and implementation of strategic initiatives including project work resulting from planning exercises or as required.  Further information about the post can be obtained at

Annual salary for Associate Librarian will be in the range of HK$548,040 – 1,021,740 (approximately US$1 = HK$7.8) (subject to review from time to time at the entire discretion of the University).  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointments will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical/dental benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Further particulars and application forms (152/708) can be obtained at; by fax (2540 6735 or 2559 2058); e-mail (; in person or by writing to the Appointments Unit (Senior), Human Resources Section, Registry, Room 10-01, Knowles Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.  Closes April 30, 2011.  Candidates who are not contacted within 3 months of the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a
No-Smoking Policy