Job ref no.: 19/03/CT (CT3119536-01#0005)
Lingnan University

Assistant Librarian II (Cataloguing and Preservation) (Post Ref.: 19/03/CT)

Lingnan University

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience. The University also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines. Applications are now invited for the following post:

Assistant Librarian II (Cataloguing and Preservation)
(Post Ref.: 19/03/CT)

The appointee will lead the Library Cataloguing and Preservation Team. Reporting to the Associate Librarian (Resources Management), he or she is required to (a) oversee the cataloguing and preservation of library materials in all formats including bibliographic and authority records to ensure that a high quality standard is achieved; (b) supervise the operation of the Cataloguing and Preservation Team, Virtual Bookshelf service as well as the end-processing unit including staff supervision and budget management; (c) formulate cataloguing and authority control policies and procedures, as well as the workflow of end-processing unit; (d) monitor the bibliographic, holding item and authority records in all formats and portfolios information in a shared Integrated Library System on Alma, and assess their impact on the library discovery tool on Primo; (e) perform complex original cataloguing of all languages and formats according to in-house rules and international standards; (f) represent the Library in different committees and task forces both internally and externally; (g) serve as a subject liaison librarian and provide reference desk services on shift basis; and (h) perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor and University Librarian.

Applicants should have (i) recognized professional qualifications in Librarianship (MLS or equivalent); (ii) about three years of relevant working experience in libraries, preferably in academic libraries; (iii) sound knowledge of international cataloguing standards, such as RDA Rules and MARC21 Standards; (iv) a good command of English and Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua); and (v) ability to work independently and in teams. Good working experience with Alma / Primo Systems would be an advantage.   Candidates of high caliber but less / more experience will also be considered for appointment at a relevant rank.

Salary and Benefits
The rank and commencing salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits, where applicable, include annual leave, medical and dental benefits, mandatory provident fund and gratuity.

Application Procedure

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, a resume and a completed application form (Form R1 which is obtainable at to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post or by email:  (as attachment in MS Word format).  Please quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence.  Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.


Review of applications will continue until the post is filled.  Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.


The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, or to fill the post by invitation or by search. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

More job information
Job ref no. 19/03/CT (CT3119536-01#0005)
  • N/A
Job Function
  • Tuen Mun
  • 3 years - 5 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
  • Master's degree