The Library is pleased to announce that Porscha-Dior Williams will be the new Director of Library Human Resources, Talent, and Organizational Development in the Office of the University Librarian. Porscha-Dior’s first day at the Library will be May 16.
The Director of Library Human Resources, Talent, and Organizational Development is a member of the Library’s senior leadership team and the University-wide HR Partners Group. Reporting directly to the University Librarian and partnering with Library senior managers, Porscha-Dior will oversee the development and implementation of a staffing and human resource strategy to ensure that the Library is equipped with the positions, skill sets, and competencies required to advance the Library’s central contributions to the University’s mission of academic excellence. University Human Resources, the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, and other relevant campus entities will be essential partners throughout Porscha-Dior’s work to promote a holistic and cohesive workplace culture at the Library, including a strong focus on advancing the Library’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Porscha-Dior is a Human Resources professional with nine years of progressive experience in both corporate and private sectors. Her work in higher education began three years ago at the University of Maryland, College Park. In her most recent role there she served as the Talent Acquisition Manager and Diversity Officer for the Division of University Relations.
During her time at UMD, Porscha-Dior strived to change the culture of the division through her diversity and inclusion initiatives. She implemented a multicultural calendar focused on non-traditionally recognized holidays and events which allowed individuals across the division to learn about their peers’ cultures.
Porscha-Dior has a love for learning and reading. She received her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Central University and her master’s degree from Full Sail University.
She describes herself as a sincere influencer who thrives on difficult challenges and translates ideas, visions, and strategies into actionable, value-added goals. She is excited to bring that fire and passion to her role at Brown.