Friday, September 10, 2010

Director of Library Personnel, UNC Chapel Hill

Available: October 1, 2010

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library seeks an innovative, energetic, empathetic, and creative Director of Library Personnel. The person in this position must share the Library's commitment to diversity. S/he reports to the University Librarian and oversees the human resources programs of the University Library.

The Director of Library Personnel will provide advice and guidance to department heads, directors, and employees of the Library in dealing with personnel matters. The person in this position will administer the orientation program for new staff, will administer the Carolina Academic Library Associates program, will provide support for all library employee recognition programs, will oversee Library staff development and training opportunities, will be responsible for human resource planning, and will represent the University Library in various forums on the campus and beyond.

The Director of Library Personnel will supervise the Personnel Librarian and will oversee the activities of the Library Personnel Office which include recruitment and search committees, compensation, performance reviews, appointment and promotion of staff, personnel records management, student employment, data analysis and reporting, parking assignment, and Equal Opportunity Employment/Affirmative Action compliance.


ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science; five to seven years of human relations or library experience with evidence of increasing responsibility in human relations. 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; and commitment to professional growth and development of library staff. Knowledge of and experience in human resources policies, regulations, and practices; experience in the interpretation of policy; experience in supervision and management; negotiation and mediation; and commitment to the principles of staff training and development with the demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and evaluate staff development programs; and experience with training.

Previous personnel work experience in a research library setting and previous successful experience as an instructor or trainer.

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 dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries 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, and service missions of the universities. The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages 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.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

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. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2010. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer