Job ref no.: 2100621
The Education University of Hong Kong

Assistant Librarian II
Library (System Services Section)

The Education University of Hong Kong

The Education University of Hong Kong Library is seeking an experienced library professional with a strong background in academic library system and software development. The appointee will be assigned to System Services Section of the University Library with major duties including daily operation of various library systems, budget planning, staff supervision, providing technical support to library users and library staff, and assisting in hardware and software development. He/she will be responsible for developing applications for new services and projects based on requirements of different Library Sections, as well as different units of the University. The appointee will be required to perform reference duties at the Library Information Counter on a shift basis in evenings, weekends and public holidays.

Applicants should have a recognized degree plus a postgraduate qualification in Librarianship or Information Sciences (MLS, MCLIP or equivalent) with at least two years’ experience gained in a large academic library. Working experience gained in an IT software development environment and/or experience in developing applications for academic libraries are desirable. Applicants should have proven experience in Open-source web-based application development (Linux/Windows) while knowledge of latest development methods and techniques will be advantageous. Solid experience in CSS scripting, JavaScript, APIs, LAMP and coding are preferred. Applicants should also have experience and knowledge of the ALMA/Primo or equivalent large library system APIs/Analytics for integrating existing library applications, e.g. book recommendation system, patron mobile notification and other web-based applications. They are expected to be able to develop applications and solutions independently, as well as with University staff of various levels. Applicants should be proficient in English, Chinese and Putonghua, and have good problem solving, multiple tasking and analytical skills.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract. Fringe benefits include contract-end gratuity, leave, medical and dental benefits.

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for this post. Applicants should complete the online application form and upload a full CV on or before 26 November 2021. Applications which are incomplete or without the required documents may not be considered. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. For details of the Personal Information Collection Statement, please refer to

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Only those who are shortlisted will be contacted. The University reserves the right not to fill the position(s) advertised. Since the incumbent’s work would involve contacts with persons aged under 18 and/or mentally incapacitated persons, prospective employee(s) will be required to undergo Sexual Conviction Record Check operated by the Hong Kong Police Force.

Further information about the University is available at

EdUHK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Job ref no. 2100621
  • Dental plan
  • Gratuity
  • Medical plan
Job Function
Employment Term
  • Contract
  • Full-time
  • 2 years - 7 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree