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  • Obituary

    It is with great sorrow to share the news that our Founding Librarian Mr Barry Burton passed away in Australia on 6 April 2012. He was 70.

    Born and educated in England, Barry was appointed the Founding Librarian of the then Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1973. Under his leadership and guidance, the Library has grown from a small beginning to being a world-class Library. He has led us through all the changes and difficulties before he retired in April 2007. He was awarded the University Fellowship in the same year as a tribute to his significant contributions to the University.

    Barry is survived by his three children, Jodi, Nigel and Simon and three grandchildren. A wake for Barry was held in Australia on 14 April and a wake in Hong Kong will be arranged in mid May 2012. According to his family, "Barry has expressed one of his final wishes was for his friends and family to drink from his cellar and celebrate his life."

    We'll all miss you, Barry.


  • New Chair and Members for the Publication Committee

  • The Publication Committee oversees the content and production of an array of Library publications. The Committee aims to enhance the quality of Library publications to provide library users with useful information on research and study, as well as the latest developments in the Library. The Committee now has some new faces. We welcome Cindy as the new Chairperson, and the new committee members, Michelle and Ada. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sam, the former Chairperson and Josephine, the former Committee member, for their great contribution in the past years. The member list of the Publication Committee is:


    Chairperson  :   Miss Cindy Lui, Associate Librarian (Acquisitions & Cataloguing)
    Members: Ms Mei Li, Collection Development Librarian
      Miss Christina Chau, e-Learning Librarian
      Ms Karen Chan, Faculty Librarian (FENG)
      Ms Michelle Hsu, Infrastructure Librarian
      Miss Ada Cheung, Assistant Librarian 
      Ms Sam Lam, Marketing Manager
      Miss Frenda Fung, Library Assistant
      Ms Pauline Lai, Executive Officer


  • New Chair and Members for the Marketing Committee

  • The Marketing Committee oversees the content and production of an array of Library promotional materials and to develop a strategic marketing plan for the Library and pursue the Library's mission - be the LEARNING HUB of the University. Through various marketing efforts and activities, we hope to increase awareness of the library resources, services and facilities in the University Community. We are pleased to have the new Chairperson, Lisa and three new committee members, Susanna, Thomas and Martin. Here is the member list of the Marketing Committee:


    Chairperson  :   Ms Lisa Kwan, Acting University Librarian
    Members: Mrs Nora Fung, Section Head (Access Services)
      Ms Susanna Tsang, Section Head (Information Services)
      Miss Kitty Siu, Schools Librarian (SD & SHTM)
      Miss Rebecca Yu, Assistant Librarian
      Mr Martin So, Computer Systems Officer
      Ms Salina Ma, Clerical Officer
      Mr Patrick Fong, Technician
      Mr Ting Kwok, Library Assistant
      Mr Thomas Chan, Library Attendant
    Secretary: Ms Sam Lam, Marketing Manager



  • Welcome New Library Staff

  • We are excited to have two high-calibre staff joining the Library. Dr. Yu Chun Pong has sound experience in academic libraries. He will assume his duty as an Assistant Librarian of Access Services Section on 23 Apr 2012. He will assist the Section Head in the management of the Circulation, Media Services and spatial environment. Pong will have a key role in developing a vibrant and viable Audio-visual collection. He will also help to evaluate the user services provided by the Section to ensure that we are offering the best services.


    Ms Doris Hui has recently joined the Library as a part-time Assistant Librarian of Collection Development Section.  She is an experienced information librarian. She assists in analyzing the use of library resources, assessing the collection, and monitoring the contents of the library to balance resources.   She also participates in scholarly, professional, and service activities that enhance collection assessment activities and promote scholarly communication.