Novel careers at HK libraries

Public libraries hold a special place in the heart of the Hong Kong community, where over four million regular users borrow more than 58 million items a year.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:23pm

Law-firm librarians raising the bar

The image of law-firm librarians stacking bulky legal tomes on shelves has changed beyond all recognition in recent years as their areas of responsibility widen and the ubiquitous march of technology makes its inevitable impact.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

An NGO that looks at spiritual development, not just exams

Li Yingqiang (pictured), 31, is co-founder of the Transition Institute in Beijing and co-founder of the China Rural Library, a grass-roots non-governmental organisation that has promoted civic education in rural areas since 2007. With its nine rural libraries across the mainland, the group provides opportunities to children in the countryside struggling in an exam-oriented education system.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Keeping updated

The master of science degree in library and information management is the only programme of its kind in Hong Kong. It is taught at the University of Hong Kong's faculty of education. The programme is designed to keep information professionals updated on the latest developments in information technology and the internet.

8 May 2010 - 12:00am

Canadian, Chinese internationals book trophies

They came, they read, they conquered. Canadian International School was celebrating this week after winning the secondary schools division of the Battle of the Books contest.

Chinese International School edged past Kennedy School to claim the top prize in the primary school category.

26 May 2007 - 12:00am

Booking a place at librarian Oscars

The librarian from a local international school has been shortlisted for a British award for the best in her profession.

Amanda Gough, librarian at Kellet School in Pok Fu Lam, is the first teacher from outside the British Isles to be given a shot at winning the School Librarian of the Year award.

5 May 2007 - 12:00am

Brought to book for the fun of it

IT'S A LIBRARIAN'S DREAM come true. More than 240 student-bibliophiles from 17 different international and English Schools Foundation schools have spent a year reading more than 20 novels on which they are eager to hold forth.

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

World of books

Name: Leung For-hing Age: 41 Occupation: Librarian

Young Post: What are the duties of a librarian?

Leung: We have four main responsibilities.

First, we have to run a library efficiently. This includes maintenance of the building and bookshelves, the distribution of manpower, and monitoring the quality of our services.

27 May 2005 - 12:00am


1994: Graduated with a master's degree in librarianship in Canada. Returned to Hong Kong and worked as a librarian in a secondary school

1995: Joined the library at the Airport Authority, Hong Kong

1996: Joined the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) as assistant librarian

2003: Appointed librarian at North Kwai Chung Public Library

27 May 2005 - 12:00am

The accidental librarian

Barry Burton is the custodian of 1.6 million books and electronic resources from around the world.

After 31 years as a librarian at Polytechnic University, he sees one of the major aspects of his role as making the imposing facility a place of welcome, as well as study.

30 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Learning to live by the book

TODAY'S LIBRARIES HAVE adapted to the changes of technology, with as much importance placed on electronic information as printed matter. But their purpose of providing access to a gargantuan variety of material and helping readers to best use the available resources has remained constant.

18 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Evil librarian targets children

You might think that a library would be the last place on earth where anyone would be afraid. Libraries are quiet and peaceful places where people go to read books. There is nothing frightening about a library.

28 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Automation going by the book

I refer to Mr G.C. Emerson's letter in the Education Post, November 30. The library automation system, which provides 24-hour Internet library services - including catalogue searches, renewals and reservations - is now being customised to send automatic e-mail notification to readers for collection of reserved items. This is expected to be available in the near future.

14 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

E-library sign-up time

The Education Department is inviting schools to register to use the Web-based Union Catalogue in School Libraries. The catalogue, developed by the Hong Kong Teacher-librarians' Association and funded by the Quality Education Fund, was designed to facilitate sharing of library resources between primary and secondary schools.

1 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Funds wasted

I am a frequent visitor to the reference library on the 10th floor, High Block, City Hall.

7 Nov 2001 - 12:00am