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  • Hong Kong Library Education and Career Forum 2007SPECIAL LIBRARIES

    Presented by Monita YeungLibrary Manager, Baker & McKenzie11 August 2007

  • Special Library is.Corporate: Accounting, architectural, construction and design, insurance, banking and financial, consultancy, chemical, legal, mediaGovernment/Public Services: Courts, consulates, hospitals, welfare, museums, polices, prisons, telecommunications, televisions, transportations

    Specialties: Culture, sports, languages, religion, subject libraries in public, academic and governmental libraries

  • Special Library is.Unit: Library, Information & Research Centre, Resource Centre, Knowledge Management Centre, Business Information Unit, Business Intelligence Centre, Archive LibraryServing specific customersMaintaining specialised collectionsOffering specified services

  • Special Library is.People: Librarian, Information Specialist, Knowledge Manager, Chief Information Officer, Information & Research ManagerInformation Professional uses information in his/her job to advance the mission of the organisation (Special Libraries Association, USA)

  • Working in

    Library and Information Centre

  • Facts and FiguresFull range of Legal Services to Clients (70 offices in 38 countries)

    HK Librarys Clientele: Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Hanoi and HCMC offices250 lawyers, 500+ legal assistants, paralegals, general staffLibrary: a team of 9 Librarian, 2 ALs, 4 LAs, 2 LCs

  • A Working Day8:30 9:00Read Newspapers & Internet9:00 10:00Circulate Daily Newsletter10:00 10:30Update Looseleafs 10:30 11:15Internal Meeting on Corporate Intranet11:15 11:25Locate Missing Book11:25 11:45 Cataloguing11:45 12:15Draft Library Manual 12:45 1:30 Urgent Research Enquiry

    2:30 3:30Conduct Training3:30 4:00 Update In-house Database4:00 4:30 Compile Monthly Newsletter4:30 4:45Check-in and Circulate Journals4:45 5:00Reshelve Books5:00 5:30Meeting with Publisher/Vendor5:30 6:00Research Enquiry6:00 7:00Prepare Budget and Annual Action Plan

  • Key responsibilitiesAcquire prints and electronic databasesCataloguing and technical servicesMaintain and develop databases and intranetCurrent awareness, information monitoringCompile regular newsletters and reportsProvide reference services, information retrievalLibrary administration and managementConduct training and inductionOrganise interest activitiesCommunicate with management and users

  • Professional CompetenciesLibrary QualificationSubject KnowledgeKnowledge of Information ResourcesInformation Retrieval SkillsManagement and Administration SkillsCompliance Upholders

    Prove Value to the Organisation

  • Personal CompetenciesFlexible and dynamic to challengesProactive and positive to ever-changing environmentProblem solvingMulti-taskingCustomer-orientedCommunication skillsIndependent and team worker

  • Career Path


    Pay Range

    Market- / Economy-drivenNo pay scale / benchmarkEstimated 15K 70K++

  • Thank you!