The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world.

The mission of the University of Florida is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit.

To support the University’s mission the George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office promotes and encourages a work environment recognized for the respect and dignity shown toward all staff. This is accomplished by successfully recruiting and retaining staff that appreciate the goals and objectives of the library; creating a training program committed to continuing education and staff development; establishing performance objectives responsive to department needs and challenging to employee skills; providing confidential employee and career counseling that maximizes utilization of skills; and cordially overseeing the completion of personnel related paperwork which affects an individual’s employment status.