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Libraries Director of Human Resources

University of Maryland Libraries
College Park, Maryland 20742
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Administrative Services, the Director of Library Human Resources (LHR) leads and administers the human resources and employee relations functions and operations for the University of Maryland Libraries. Duties include planning, organizing, and managing all activities of the HR office, including setting and meeting goals and objectives; providing work and advice related to human resources and employee relations practices and issues; managing and facilitating the library faculty promotion and review process, contributing to plans for organizational and staff development; and assisting in the advancement of the Libraries’ diversity and inclusion goals. The LHR team provides HR-related services for approximately 72 faculty librarians, 102 non-exempt and exempt staff, 30 contract employees, and 20 graduate assistants, and 276 hourly student assistants.


The Director of LHR works closely with University Human Resources colleagues, the Office of the General Counsel, and Library Administration to ensure compliance with federal/state regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and with University and Libraries HR policies and procedures. The incumbent produces HR-related statistics and reports and contributes to the Libraries’ HR-related strategic planning and presentations for key influencers, and directly supervises 1 Librarian and 2 LHR staff, while also having oversight responsibilities for 3 staff.


QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities):



  • Excellent interpersonal skills (exercises diplomacy, tact, listening and influencing skills)
  • Demonstrated sound judgment (ability to objectively observe and hear differing viewpoints and provide a balanced response that is absent of emotional barriers)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to analyze training needs and develop or coordinate training that is both suitable and desired by employees
  • Possess strong communication and collaboration skills to work independently and effectively with students, faculty, staff, and various colleagues across departments and campus units
  • Skill in organizing and executing multiple assignments under specific time constraints
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact
  • Working knowledge of excel and other productivity software and systems to develop personnel-related reports and presentations
  • Ability to take initiative in researching and resolving problems to complete work assignments



  • Working knowledge of the University’s Payroll and Human Resources appointment system.
  • Knowledge of General Accounting Principles.
  • Familiarity with UMCP Policy and Procedures



Required: Minimum of a master’s degree in human resources or related field.


Preferred: Additional advanced degree in higher education management or library and information science.




  • Minimum of 10 years of professional level human resources experience that includes at least 3 years working in a collective bargaining environment, PHR certification.
  • Supervision: A minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience that includes responsibility for support and professional employees.



  • SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification and prior experience in an academic or research library


Posted: 2019-11-08 Expires: 2019-12-08

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Libraries Director of Human Resources

University of Maryland Libraries
College Park, Maryland 20742

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