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Princeton, New Jersey
The Princeton University Library comprises a large central library and 15 specialized libraries that are heavily used by an academic community that includes 6,400 students and 1,100 faculty members. To support the diverse needs of its users, the library holds some 6 million printed volumes, ranging from incunabula to current imprints, and provides access to many other records of human knowledge, such as ancient papyri and cylinder seals, nineteenth-century literary manuscripts, and recently produced electronic databases and journals. The Library employs more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. Please consult the library Web site at library.princeton.edu for more information.
DESCRIPTION: The Princeton University Library seeks an accomplished and energetic human resources librarian to lead its office of human Resources. Reporting to the university librarian, the human resources librarian is a member of the library's senior management group and serves as the library's principal liaison to the university's office of human resources and the office of the dean of the faculty. The human resources librarian's portfolio includes managing the recruitment, hiring, and retention of staff; coordinating programs for performance review, salary review, classification review, and promotion; overseeing management development and staff training activities; interpreting personnel policies and procedures; counseling staff; and acting as the library's diversity officer. The human resources librarian serves on all search committees for professional positions and has responsibility for coordinating activities associated with librarians' governance, such as elections and the process for achieving continuing appointment and promotion. The human resources librarian also is a member of the labor-management committee associated with the library's unionized support staff, and s/he participates in contract negotiations and ensures contract compliance. The human resources librarian maintains a close working relationship with the other human resources professionals on campus and communicates regularly with the human resources offices at other major research libraries. The human resources librarian supervises 2 support staff and the training specialist librarian.
QUALIFICATIONS: MS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and professional experience. A minimum of 5 years of experience in human resources administration, preferably in a university or research library, and experience supervising professional and support staff. Other qualifications include demonstrated ability to work successfully with all categories of staff; demonstrated strength in oral and written communications; and demonstrated ability to handle personnel matters equitably, sensitively, and confidentially. Candidates will be expected to show a commitment to fostering an inclusive, progressive, and satisfying workplace; they must also be knowledgeable about the changing academic library, particularly with reference to the renewed emphasis on user services, wider applications of technology, and the reorganization of traditional library work.
Compensation and benefits: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Twenty-four vacation days a year, plus 11 paid holidays. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.
Nominations and application: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (resume and the names, titles, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references) should be sent as an MS Word attachment via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 609-258-0454. Submissions via regular mail are also welcomed and can be sent to: Search Committee for Human Resources Librarian, c/oJasmin Kotwal, Human Resources Specialist, Princeton University Library, One Washington Rd., Princeton, NJ 08544-2098.
For information about applying to Princeton, please link to web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm.