Coordinator Resources Access

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Joy Bourke, Manager Library Services
Contact Number
(02) 9839 6600
Blacktown City Council, NSW


Coordinator Resources Access

Job No: BC2883 | Location: Blacktown, NSW

Blacktown is a vibrant city located in the very heart of Greater Sydney, halfway between Sydney City and the Blue Mountains. It is a city of ambition and excitement. With a total of 54 residential suburbs, and population of 435,000 coming from more than 180 different birthplaces, Blacktown City is one of the most diverse communities in Australia.

Working in Blacktown City provides a wealth of professional opportunities. Blacktown City Council is the largest council in New South Wales, 4th largest in Australia and a leader in the development of the western Sydney region. With almost unmatched growth expected over the next 25 years, we are on an exciting journey of transformation to prepare for a population of more than 644,000. There has never been a more exciting time to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic and high-performing councils as we continue to deliver outstanding levels of service for our proud and diverse community and prepare our great city for the future.

Blacktown City Council strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities.

About the opportunity

A permanent, full-time opportunity exists for a motivated and experienced Coordinator Resources Access. 

As a member of the Library senior management team you will:

  • assist in delivering an efficient, effective and customer-focused library service to the community
  • coordinate the Resources Access section by providing strong leadership to the team
  • manage resources and budget
  • coordinate the library's collection development, procurement and technical services processes
  • provide collection advice for future new library branches under Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants (WSIG) projects. 

If you are eager to lead the Resource Access team with strategic goals and initiatives, we would love to hear from you!

Qualifications and experience


  • Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent as recognised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Eligible for professional membership of ALIA
  • In-depth public library experience and knowledge of work
  • Class C drivers licence
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Proven ability to lead a cross-functional team and to work effectively as a team member
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and demonstrated presentation skills
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to excellence in customer service and to continuous improvement
  • Experience in process review. Well developed problem solving skills. Demonstrated initiative
  • Experience in staff and/or user training including program development: needs analysis, planning, design and delivery, evaluation
  • Relevant computer skills, including experience in online resources and Web 2.0
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Demonstrated understanding of EEO and WHS principles with the demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse client groups.


  • Experience in coordinating budgets
  • Experience in contracts management
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated high-level negotiation skills
  • Collection development experience
  • Ability to speak a community language.

Remuneration and benefits

The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

  • Entry level for this position starts at $2,092.25 per week
  • 35-hour working week 
  • Opportunity to participate in Council's flex time arrangement
  • Employee benefits such as leave entitlements (where applicable), 11.5% employer contribution payable to your nominated superannuation fund, Fitness Passport, gym membership discounts, and social clubs.

This position has been identified as child related work, in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Regulation 2013. Therefore, your application must include a Working with Children Check (WWCC) number. For further information, go to

Our commitment to safety

Blacktown City Council is committed to safety. We have introduced alcohol and other drug testing at the pre-employment phase, and via a series of random and cause testing.

We are a child safe organisation that supports and promotes the safety, wellbeing and empowerment of children.

Position description 

Click here to view or download the position description.            

  Apply now using our fast and easy-to-use online application process:

  1. Have your resume and any other relevant documentation ready to attach. 
  2. Have a personal email address ready to use and complete your application without 'logging out' of the system.
  3. Review the questions and decide on your responses before commencing your application.

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Best of luck.

Closing date:           Friday 19 July 2024, 11.59 pm    

Contact officer:       Joy Bourke, Manager Library Services on (02) 9839 6600

Internal ref:              BCC1166