Collections and Discover Services Team Leader

Sydney, Australia
07 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Role

The Team Leader, Collections & Content Development (Science/Human Science) supervises and leads a team in the development and implementation of a range of services - including firm order resource acquisition, and the provision of document supply and course reserves - to support the learning, teaching and research objectives of the University, with an emphasis on supporting the Faculties of Science and Engineering, Human Science, and Medicine and Health Sciences.

This role is a member of the Collections and Content Development portfolio, which develops the relevant disciplinary collections, including firm order resource acquisition, document supply provision, course reserves and accessibility services, to support the learning, teaching and research objectives of the University, and enhance the University's research strategies.

Building partnerships with Faculty and other internal and external stakeholders to ensure the team acquires or provides access to resources that support client needs and the research, teaching and learning goals of the University is a key part of the role.  Building team engagement with the disciplinary focus that will in turn build academic partnerships and identify opportunities for improving services to the Faculties is also an essential aspect of the role.

The Successful Applicant

The successful Team Leader will lead a collaborative, engaged team who actively participate in the planning and implementation of services. Expertise in team building and coaching, the ability to coordinate services and service support activities within and across teams, the ability to identify, analyse and report on key trends and provide advice on strategic issues within the portfolio, and a high level of communication and organisational skill are required in the role.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.

  1. Degree in library or information management or related discipline, with at least four years subsequent relevant experience; or extensive experience and management expertise in technical or administrative fields; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  2. Working knowledge of Library acquisitions workflows, procedures, and practices
  3. Working knowledge of the legal and regulatory issues associated with intellectual property and copyright
  4. Working knowledge of integrated library management and discovery systems, metadata creation, standards and workflows
  5. Skill and experience in supervising and/or leading a team
  6. Skill and experience in developing and managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders/clients or vendors
  7. Skill and experience in developing and implementing evidence-based programs, products or services

For further details on the role and responsibilities please see the position description below.

Enquiries:  Jim Kelly on or phone:  02 9850-7895

Salary Package:  From $87,699 – $95,084 p.a. (HEW 7), plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Continuing, full-time position

Applications Close: Sunday, 20th of August at 11:55pm AEST

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system.