Data Services & Information Research Librarian (Technology Support Services) (at the rank of Assistant Librarian II)

Hong Kong University
June 16, 2023
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Data Services & Information Research Librarian (Technology Support

Services) (at the rank of Assistant Librarian II)

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 520425 Work type: Full-time Department: University Libraries (40100) Categories: Professional & Management Hong Kong

Data Services and Information Research Librarian (Technology Support Services) (at the rank of Assistant Librarian II) in the University Libraries (Ref.: 520425)

We are looking for a Data Services and Information Research Librarian to join the University Libraries to provide quality service for Technology Support Services and/or other functional area(s).

The Role

This appointee will work under the general direction of the Associate Librarian, Technology Support Services. Working within a growing digital development team, the Data Services and Information Research Librarian will participate in developing the Library's digital collections and digital scholarship initiatives. The appointee will be responsible for: (i) collecting, analyzing, building visualizations and dashboards in data platform, and generating reports for quantitative and qualitative data gathered from various sources (including library systems, vendor statistics, observations, surveys, web analytics, etc.); (ii) coordinating, maintaining, and analyzing circulation, reference, and other statistics; (iii) analyzing data for trends and patterns and to find answers to specific questions; (iv) assisting in policy formulation for effective data management and analysis for business assessment; (v) identifying and deploying appropriate tools and technologies to deliver digital projects (such as data visualization, text mining and encoding, data analysis, programming and scripting languages, etc.); (vi) participating in special events or program; (vii) staying abreast of and evaluating current and emerging digital tools and methodologies support in the area of digital libraries.

Qualifications and Qualities

Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree and a recognized professional qualification and a Master's degree in library and information science (e.g. M.L.S. or equivalent), and at least 2 years' post-qualification relevant experience in academic libraries or research institutions OR an equivalent experience working with digital scholarship and data analytics development.

Essential qualities include:

  • hands-on experience of methods and technologies to investigate research questions, including but not limited to data visualization, statistical analysis, programming and scripting languages, and other computational methods;
  • knowledge and experience with a broad variety of emerging digital scholarship and data methods and technologies, including but not limited to digitization, data visualization, and metadata schema;
  • relevant experience in developing and supporting digital content in an academic environment;
  • strong written and oral communication skills in English and Chinese across scholarly and technology domains;
  • strong project management skills and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and innovatively with library colleagues, the University community at large, and external communities.
  • Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref: 517089) for the post need not re-apply.

    What We Offer

    The appointment will be made on fixed-term full-time contract for 3 years, to commence as soon as possible with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, together with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme at 15% of basic salary. Other benefits include annual leave and medical benefits.

    How to Apply

    The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University's careers site (https: // and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until June 16, 2023 , or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

    Advertised: May 12, 2023 (HK Time) Applications close: Jun 16, 2023 (HK Time)

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