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Associate University Librarian,
Samson Soong, Takes Post in Hong Kong

Samson Soong left the Rutgers University Libraries, and the United States, in July to start work in his new post as University Librarian of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Samson started working in the Rutgers University Libraries in 1971 as a catalog librarian. Over the following three decades he assumed a number of influential leadership roles, serving as Acting Head of the East Asian Library, Head of Social Science Cataloging, Head of Central Technical Services, and Interim Associate University Librarian of Technical and Automated Services.

In 1994 Samson was appointed Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services. In this capacity Samson managed the Rutgers University Libraries budget of over $24,698,000, oversaw the Libraries Human Resources functions which support the close to 400 librarians, staff, and student assistants working in the Libraries, and chaired the Librariesí assessment committee. Over the past several years, Samson worked closely and creatively with the university librarian and other library leaders to enable innovative use of available financial and personnel resources to advance the Librariesí digital library initiative.

Posted August 28, 2003