Library Personnel Office

The Library Personnel Office (LPO) at the University of North Carolina is responsible for managing the recruitment, hiring, and retention of library staff; coordinating programs for performance review, salary review, classification review, and promotion; overseeing management development and staff training activities; interpreting personnel policies and procedures; and counseling staff.

Will Owen, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Library and Information Technology, is currently overseeing the Library Personnel Office during the recruitment for a new Director of Library Human Resources. He meets weekly with the LPO staff and helps to address issues that may arise. He coordinates the library mentorship program and works on employee relations issues.

The LPO staff are Sonya Harris, responsible for SPA issues; Freda McClain responsible for EPA issues; and Beth Ramos, responsible for student appointments and related matters. Doug Diesenhaus supports the work of the LPO in conducting EPA searches and is coordinating the task forces studying retention and the search process.

LPO staff handle personnel matters equitably, sensitively, and confidentially and we work to foster an inclusive, progressive, and satisfying workplace in the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.