Coral Black

Director, Site Services, University of Sydney, Australia


Coral Black joined the University of Sydney as Director, Site Services in 2015 following four years as Associate University Librarian at the University of Canterbury.

Prior to this Coral worked in a number of senior management roles at universities across the UK. Her roles have focused on developing front line services to support the changing needs of students and researchers.  She has experience of managing large diverse teams delivering library, ICT, media and classroom services.

Her recent role has focused on organisational and culture change as part of Sydney’s library transformation agenda with new team structures, staff roles needed to underpin new service delivery models.

My Sessions

Libraries without borders: redefining the model of student support

Purple Room

Transforming the University of Sydney Library with four new learning commons spaces and a makerspace has enhanced the student experience, facilitated student learning and provided a space for students to connect as a community. This paper will outline the development process from the original conception and re-purposing of the space, through to the implementation of […]

The Next Generation Library