Assistant Librarian II (Ref. 20091407-IE)

Job level Middle
Education Bachelor Degree
Language Chinese - Cantonese, English
Employment type Full Time
Industry Education / Training
Job function Education / Training > Library Services
Education / Training > Others
Information Technology > Information Services
Published On 14/09/2020

Assistant Librarian II (Ref. 20091407-IE) 


The appointee will work with a team of professional librarians and support staff to deliver quality library services in support of the University’s research and learning initiative. He/She will be required to: 

(a) assist the Section Head (Access Services) to oversee the operation of the Access Services Section;

(b) manage the stacks for printed resources and audio-visual materials and their circulation;

(c) supervise a team of library staff to provide friendly front-line services;

(d) assist in compiling and implementing policies and procedures to ensure operational effectiveness and provision of timely and equitable access to library materials for users;

(e) support the implementation of tools and solutions for automated services;

(f) assist in managing access to the Library’s premises and issuance of Library cards;

(g) respond to enquiries, suggestions and complaints pertaining to access services and the enforcement of relevant Library Regulations;

(h) assist in managing the spatial environment, renovation projects and physical facilities in the Library;

(i) provide reference services, and

(j) perform shift duties and any other duties as assigned by the University Librarian or his/her delegates from time to time.


Applicants should have: 

(a) a recognised degree with postgraduate qualification in Library Science or Information Science, preferably with post-qualification experience in access services in an academic library setting, and familiarity with Integrated Library Systems such as Ex Libris Alma;

(b) ability to take independent initiative and work collaboratively in a team;

(c) excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills, and

(d) a good command of both written and spoken English and Chinese. 

Remuneration and Conditions of Service 

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please send a completed application form by post to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or by clicking  . Application forms can be downloaded from If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Consideration of applications will commence on 28 September 2020 until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at
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