HR Director

The University of Michigan Library seeks an accomplished, thoughtful, and inclusive HR leader to be the Human Resources Director. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries, the HR Director will be a collaborative partner and team leader providing comprehensive HR services and support for the 450 library staff, librarians, and administrative leadership team in the library. This is a unique opportunity to lead the HR and Organizational Learning and DE&I teams in building and supporting a cohesive, collaborative, engaging, and inclusive work environment.


Consistently ranked as one of the world’s largest academic research libraries, the University of Michigan Library offers a wealth of resources in both traditional and digital formats, encompassing more than 8.5 million print volumes and one of the finest digital collections in the world. The University of Michigan Library culture is one of innovation, collaboration, respect, and inclusion.


The library’s mission is to support, enhance, and collaborate in the instructional, research, and service activities of faculty, students, and staff and contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, sharing, and creating the record of human knowledge. The library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work.


In working to realize the Library’s Strategic Direction and Objectives, the Human Resources Director collaborates with colleagues to find alignment regarding organizational direction, and guides both the HR and Organizational Learning & DE&I teams to deliver activities and services that embody library values (diversity, interdependence, humanity, engagement, excellence), cultivate a positive climate, and a diverse and inclusive, organizational culture. 


More information about this opportunity can be found here. Kim Morrisson of Diversified Search and Beth Schaefer of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.


The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.