Ref 5799/23 Collection Development Team Leader, Library Services

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 03 Dec 2023

  • Full-time, Ongoing position
  • Remuneration: $117,645 to $126,892 p.a.
  • Penrith Campus (Kingswood)

Full-time ongoing position
Penrith Campus (Kingswood)

About Western 
Western Sydney University is a top-ranking, modern, forward-thinking institution committed to excellence in education, research, and community impact. Our core values of Boldness, Fairness, Integrity, and Excellence foster a dynamic, inclusive, and innovative culture focused on student-centered excellence. With 3,000 dedicated staff members, you can thrive professionally while making a meaningful impact. Discover exciting opportunities with us!

About the role
Western Sydney University Library is committed to delivering excellent services and resources to meet the research and learning and teaching needs of the University’s students and academic staff.

The Library is looking for a Collection Development Team Leader to lead a team dedicated to the identification, assessment, selection, acquisition and management of scholarly resources that align accurately with Western Sydney University’s teaching and research objectives. This role evaluates the appropriateness of the collection, making recommendations for the removal and relocation of resources as appropriate and oversees the compilation of unit reading lists within library systems.

The Collection Development Team Leader works closely with Information Resources Manager, School Librarians, and Information Resources staff. The position also works closely with library suppliers to ensure that collection material is acquired efficiently and is done in accordance with University policies.

Skills and Experiences
The successful candidate will have extensive relevant experience at a management level and possession of a relevant degree, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and training, extensive knowledge of and recent experience in academic library collection management, procurement, and evaluation, as well as the ability to build successful partnerships with library suppliers and effectively liaise with library and university staff to ensure policy adherence.

Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally. If you share our passion for creating a more equitable and inclusive world, and if you are ready to contribute to meaningful change, join us in our mission to promote equity, inclusiveness, and wellbeing. 

What We Offer in Return
At Western Sydney University, we deeply value our staff and recognise their invaluable contributions that drive our mission and uphold our values. In return for your dedication, we offer:

•            35 hour work week
•            Flex leave for Professional staff
•            17% super contributions

Applicants should be aware that this role will be based at Penrith Campus (Kingswood), however as Western Sydney University is a multi-campus university travel to other campuses may be required when operational needs arise.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, we want to hear from you! Apply now ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application. Please review the position description for further information.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 7 $117,645 to $126,892 p.a. (comprising Salary of $99,411 to $107,225 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please contact Kathy Thorncraft, Manager Information Resources via email at [email protected]

Recruitment Enquiries: Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at [email protected]

Closing Date: 8:30 pm on Sunday 3 December 2023

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility 
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For an ongoing/continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident and provide evidence at time of application. 

Note - Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

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Western Sydney University is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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