Director of Library Human Resources

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Created: February 23, 2018


 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries seeks an innovative and creative Director of Library Human Resources. Reporting to the University Librarian, the incumbent serves as a member of the library’s leadership team and administers the human resources programs (including recruitment, performance management, employee relations, diversity and inclusion related initiatives, and staff and organizational development) for approximately 310 employees and 350+ student employees in accordance with University policies and regulations. The library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work.

The Director develops programs that will aid staff members in enhancing the skills, abilities, and knowledge needed to be sought-after partners and effective employees and leaders. The Director formulates a vision and strategy to manage change and to prepare staff for new roles through staff development programming and training opportunities; works to recruit and retain a diverse workforce with the skills and expertise needed for new and emerging roles; engages in succession planning; and employs coaching, mentoring and leadership-development approaches to foster staff success and professional advancement. The Director leads efforts to cultivate and sustain a high performing organization by fostering a diverse and inclusive environment that values integrity, teamwork, clear and respectful communication, and problem solving. The Director stays abreast of current trends in human resource management and represents the University Libraries in various forums on the campus and beyond.

The Director of Library Human Resources supervises 3.5 FTE staff ( whose primary responsibilities include staff recruitment and search committees, compensation, performance management, appointment and promotion, onboarding, orientation, personnel records management, student and temporary employment, data analysis and reporting, parking assignment, and Equal Opportunity Employment/Affirmative Action compliance.



  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science or a relevant advanced degree
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in human resources management or library experience with evidence of increasing responsibility in human resources
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with diverse groups
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; a strong commitment to service and teamwork; excellent judgment, organizational and analytical skills
  • Commitment to professional growth and development of library staff
  • Knowledge of HR regulations, state/federal employment laws and best practices; experience in leading HR functions such as employment/recruiting, compensation, and employee relations; experience in the interpretation of policy; experience in supervision, management, negotiation, and mediation; and commitment to the principles of staff training and development with the experience and demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and evaluate supporting programs.
  • Strong and effective planning and leadership skills along with problem solving skills
  • Must be detail oriented, flexible, and able to prioritize multiple projects
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, awareness, and understanding of diverse thought, cultures, race, religion, gender, and other differences                                                     


  • Previous human resources work experience in an academic library or higher education setting
  • Knowledge of North Carolina System policies and procedures as well as HR and Payroll data warehouses, such as PeopleSoft (Connect Carolina)
  • Certification from Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Professional in Human Resources (PHR), or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Experience leading efforts with local, regional, and national HR organizations such as CUPA-HR to stay abreast of current trends in Human Resources.

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, social work, information science, and law. The University Libraries, one of the largest research libraries in the south, is an essential part of the University’s educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library.  The University Libraries hold 8.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audio visual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, healing, and service missions of the universities.

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2018.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply
Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 00:22 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, February 24, 2018 00:22 UTC