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The Library is inviting applications for the following position:

Librarian (Archives & Special Collections) (Job ID: 9316)

The HKUST Library seeks appropriate candidates for the position of Librarian (Archives and Special Collections). This post reports directly to the Associate Director of Library Services and works closely with the other librarians in the University Archives and Special Collections unit.

The appointee will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Library’s Special Collections, formulating and implementing policies and guidelines on collection management including acquisitions, collection usage, ensuring appropriate conservation, preservation, and digitization measures are performed, and all other aspects of operations as needed. They will also be responsible for the promotion of the collections, for soliciting or coordinating potential donations, and establishing and developing connections to the local and global scholarly community.

The appointee will explore opportunities for curricular integration of special collections into University teaching, learning, and research; work with other parties to initiate, plan, coordinate, and publicize digital scholarship projects based on the special collections; and organize and curate exhibitions in the dedicated Special Collections Gallery.

Candidates should possess a Master of Library Science or equivalent degree and have at least two years’ post-qualification experience, preferably in academic libraries. The successful candidates should have professional knowledge about books, manuscripts, bibliography, and best practices related to rare and special collection materials, good planning skills with initiatives and client focus. The ability to communicate in English and Chinese in spoken or written form is required. They should have a proven ability to communicate effectively with different stakeholders, both within and outside the University. Competence in multiple European languages is an advantage for working with our antique map and history of science collections. Candidates with less experience may be offered the position of Assistant Manager (Archives and Special Collections). (Duration: 2 years)

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. A gratuity will be payable upon successful completion of contract.

Application Procedure

In support of a green work environment, we accept applications submitted online only. To apply, please complete an online application form through the HKUST Careers website ( and return it online to the Human Resources Office. Review of applications will begin in December 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants will receive an acknowledgement by email upon successful submission. We thank applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of the application.
(Information provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. Applicants should read the Personal Information Collection Statement before submission of application.)

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last modified 25 October 2023