the results of a literature review about human resources management at university libraries are brought out here for the purpose of knowing the present situation presented by some scholars in this area, as well as contributing to the betterment of the performance of managers of information units operating in this academic context. the reality studied through selected works for analysis suggests changes in the positions concerning the performance of managers of the national university libraries, as well as in the way of how the organizations take into consideration their subsystems. it is recommended that both the librarians and university institutions take up a more effective position as regards investments in activities of capacity, improvement and qualification. so better conditions should be held for implementing services and products of scientific and technological information fitting better for the demands and needs of especially the academic community. it is furthermore suggested that the university library managers may take up a more effective attitude in relation to the political and humanitarian positions before the new economic world order, in which social, cultural and haman aspects are placed in a second plan.