University of Oregon

About Library Human Resources Staff Members: Who Does What?

As part of the Library Administration Office, HR staff members have the following assignments and focus:


Susan Breakenridge, Assistant Dean, Library Administrative Services
Knight Library, Room 115E

  • Oversight/supervision of Library Human Resource Department


Patrick Moore, Human Resources Manager, UO Libraries
Knight Library, Room 115C

  • Advise Library Administration on UO Human Resources policies and procedures
  • Benefits, FMLA, Worker's Compensation, etc., referrals and campus HR liaison
  • Classification and compensation reviews and referrals
  • Collective bargaining agreement interpretation (SEIU and United Academics)
  • Discipline and dismissal of employees (in conjunction with Dean of Libraries and campus HR Employee & Labor Relations)
  • Interpretation and documentation of library and UO personnel policies and guidelines
  • Onboarding of new hires
  • Organizational development and training program coordination
  • Payroll administration for all library employees
  • Performance coaching/management for supervisors, classified staff and student employees
  • Performance review coordination for classified, student staff, officers of administration
  • Recruitment coordination for officers of administration, classified staff members, and student assistants
  • Represents Human resources as member of Library Council
  • Supervision of Administrative Program Specialist and Office Specialist 1
  • Benefits referrals and orientations, as needed
  • Contract renewal and/or promotion review process coordination and administration for Non-Tenure Track Faculty and Officers of Administration
  • HR website maintenance and creation, as needed
  • Performance review process coordination for unclassified staff
  • Recruitment and administration for Graduate Employees
  • Recruitment coordination for Thomas Interns (donor-funded program directed towards exploring careers in libraries and information technology)
  • Recruitment coordination for unclassified staff searches
  • Volunteer placement, as needed


Crystal Karlsen, Payroll & Human Resources Coordinator (Administrative Program Specialist)
Knight Library, Room 115B

  • Coordination of UO Libraries' payroll functions for all staff
  • Campus liaison for payroll issues
  • Oversees classified employee recruitment process, in coordination with Library HRM
  • Orients new employees on first day
  • Personnel file maintenance for all library employees
  • Backup for Human Resources Manager in his/her absence
  • Staff directory and list maintenance
  • Telecommunications and building access coordination needs for library employees (computer access, phone, email, staff entrance code, keys, directories, parking permits)
  • Provide general office support


Brittany Brown, Payroll & Administrative Suport Specialist (Office Specialist 1)
Knight Library, Room 115B

  • Coordination of unclassified staff leave reporting process
  • Audits all timesheets for permanent staff and students
  • Initiates and completes student hire paperwork
  • Processes manual checks

NOTE: We all may specialize in certain types of personnel actions, but we are all willing to help you find your answer!

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