Department/Unit CUHK Library

Sub-Librarian (carrying the job title of 'Head of Library IT & Systems')

Reference Number 1415/038(737)/1
Closing Date
(mm dd,yyyy)
May 11, 2015
Post Specification

CUHK Library seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced librarian to lead the Library IT & Systems Division. The appointee will provide leadership in the strategic development of the IT infrastructure, enterprise library systems, technologies, applications and hardware for patron and library staff use in support of the Library’s mission and strategic plan. Reporting directly to the University Librarian, the appointee will serve as a member of the Library’s Management Group, and a collaborative partner with library colleagues, University IT and other stakeholders.

CUHK Library operates in a Linux and Windows systems environment, in collaboration with University IT and independently. In-house and cloud-based services support both proprietary and open-sources applications such as the Millennium Integrated Library System, Drupal and ArchivesSpace. The Library is planning a tender for a shared, next-generation Integrated Library System with the local higher education libraries consortium.

Applicants should (i) have a good Master degree or above in Library and Information Science (MLS or equivalent); plus strong education background in computer science, computer engineering or a related discipline; (ii) have minimum ten years’ relevant professional experience, including experience at a supervisory level, in systems management in academic/research libraries or another area of higher education; (iii) have proven IT leadership capabilities, be forward-thinking and innovative with a strong service and collaborative orientation; (iv) have proven expertise with current platforms, products and library information technologies and services; (v) have sound knowledge of current trends and best practices in IT in higher education and library services; (vi) demonstrate a track record in project and vendor management; (vii) demonstrate successful human and financial resource management experience; and (viii) have excellent analytical, problem-solving, time management and organisational skills, as well as written and oral communication abilities. Proficiency in both Chinese and English is preferred.

Primary responsibilities include:
(a) leading the strategic development and planning of the Library’s IT architecture, network security and services for patrons and library staff in compliance with University-wide policies and procedures;
(b) overseeing effective implementation and integration of the Library’s IT strategies, services and annual work plan, including management and support of local and cloud-based network and platform infrastructure; staff and patron desktop/mobile hardware and software; Web environment; library business, discovery and access systems;
(c) leading the Library IT and Systems team, with responsibility for personnel management, and staff training and development;
(d) developing and managing the Library’s IT budget in compliance with University policies and procedures, and ensure effective use of allocated funds in light of library priorities;
(e) developing and maintaining positive and productive relations with University IT, local consortia, vendors and other relevant organisations;
(f) monitoring, evaluating and advising on emerging technologies that impact library information technology and systems for enhancing library services, access to library resources and operational efficiencies; and
(g) other duties as assigned.
Occasional evening and weekend duties may be required.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to three years commencing July 2015, renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Monthly Salary and Fringe Benefits

Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care, plus a contract-end gratuity for an appointment of two years or longer and housing benefits for eligible appointee.

The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University.

Application Procedure

Application forms are obtainable
(a) at; or
(b) in person/by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope from the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.

Please send the completed application form and/or full curriculum vitae, together with copies of qualification documents, and names, addresses and fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three referees to whom the applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references (unless otherwise specified), to the Personnel Office by post or by fax to (852) 3942 0948 by the closing date.

Please quote the reference number and mark 'Application - Confidential' on cover. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.

Posting Date : Apr 17, 2015
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