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Hong Kong Library Education and Career Forum 2009 Teresa Yung. 15 August 2009. What Is Special Library. Library Which Is Neither An Academic Or School Library Or Public Library

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What is special library
What Is Special Library

  • Library Which Is Neither An Academic Or School Library Or Public Library

  • Special Library Usually Developed To Support The Mission Of An Organization With A Specific Group Of Clientele. It Is Designed To Deal With Only A Specialized Or Particular Type Of Information.

  • Special Libraries May Include Law Libraries, News Libraries, Government Libraries, Corporate Libraries, Museum Libraries, And Medical Libraries. Special Libraries Are Also Sometimes Known As "Information Centers"

  • People Working In Special Libraries Always Referred As Information Professional, Information Specialist, Knowledge Manager, Chief Information Officer, Information Manager Or Researcher.

Special libraries sectors in hong kong
Special Libraries Sectors in Hong Kong

Source: HKLA Special Libraries Group Survey 2008

Special libraries sectors in hong kong cont d
Special Libraries Sectors in Hong Kong (Cont’d)

  • Law Sector Has The Most Number Of Special Libraries

  • Other Sectors Are: Banking & Finance, Semi-Government, Construction, Architecture And Engineering, Media, Government, Etc

  • Special Libraries Group Network

Deutsche bank business information services
Deutsche Bank Business Information Services

  • Global Department

  • Global Network : Frankfurt, London, New York, Hong Kong, Australia, India, Tokyo And South Africa

  • Regular Conference Call

  • Global Policy And System

Business information services functions
Business Information Services: Functions

  • Professional Information Support

  • Offer Advice And Direction

  • Publications And Subscriptions

  • Cost Control and Reallocation

  • Co-ordinate Databases Training And Arrange Trials

Business information services services
Business Information Services: Services

  • Access To Around 25 Market Databases

  • Provide Information Support To Asia Region, Including China

  • 6 Researchers In Hong Kong

  • Handle An Average Of 70 Requests Per Day

  • Turnaround Time Is 2 Hours

Information professionals
Information Professionals

  • Job Nature : Self Learning Elements

  • Why Interesting: Challenging, All Rounder

  • Skills: Technical, Subject Knowledge, Communications, Management and People Skills

  • Academic Requirements: Library Qualification


Career opportunities
Career Opportunities

  • Start as Library Assistant

  • Further Studies: Library Qualifications

    MSc, BSc, Diploma, Certificate

    Distance Learning, HKU SPACE Or Overseas

  • Subject Specialists : Professional Qualifications

    LLB (Law), CFA (Finance), CEng (Engineering), MCIM (Marketing)