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HR Resources

People Human Group - Free vector graphic on PixabayHuman Resources is the department in a business that typically takes care of the hiring, training, and firing of personnel. Other things that fall under the HR purview are benefits, payroll, and complaints such as bullying or sexual harassment.

In a library, many of the Human Resources duties will often be split up between the city or county, the library board, and the director. By law, the library board is in charge of hiring the library director even though they may be considered an employee of the municipality. On the other hand, things like payroll and benefits are typically handled by the city or county's designated Human Resources staff. Talk to your city and Library Development Specialist if you have questions about the division of HR responsibilities and duties.

Explore the pages under this section to learn more about Human Resources or click on the links below:

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Many of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.