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 



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 
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 
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.

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