DescriptionTHE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
PAO YUE-KONG LIBRARY
Assistant Librarian II (Systems & Digital Services) (Ref. 15081113)
Reporting to the Associate Librarian (Digital & Infrastructural Services), the appointee is responsible for developing and maintaining application programs and database systems in support of Library services, identifying and developing opportunities to integrate emerging technologies into Library services as well as participating actively in planning, managing and supporting the Library’s information systems and IT initiatives.
The appointee will be required to:
a) serve as the key member of the programme development team and participate in developing and
maintaining various Library’s application programmes, website, discovery platform and Library
databases, such as Institutional Repository, Institutional Research Archive and Image Database;
b) propose, develop and implement effective IT solutions, and provide relevant training;
c) support team members in maintaining and developing the Library’s integrated system and discovery
d) assist in planning and conducting assessment of the Library’s systems, web services, servers, and
prepare documentation, data analysis and statistical reports;
e) compile statistical reports to support service review, collection development as well as overall Library
planning and development;
f) perform shift duties, and
g) perform any other duties as assigned by the University Librarian or her delegates.
a) have a recognised degree with postgraduate qualification in Library Science or Information Science;
b) have post-qualification experience, normally five years in systems development and management or
related responsibilities, preferably in an academic library setting;
c) have demonstrated experience in web-based development and software integration, for instance using
REST APIs, and JSON or XML for data interoperability;
d) have experience in Microsoft Windows Server, UNIX/Linux, Oracle/SQL Server, Apache Solr or
e) have working knowledge of programming language, web application technologies (such as Java, PHP,
technologies in academic libraries;
f) have demonstrated understanding of client/server environment, and working knowledge with
integrated library systems as well as related discovery products preferred;
g) have good communication and interpersonal skills, self-motivation and capability in working
independently and within a team environment; and
h) be able to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English and Chinese.
Remuneration and Conditions of Service
A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointment will be made 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.
11 August 2015
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