This blog would be very boring without the contributions of people who hire librarians. Most have chosen to remain anonymous, but here’s a little more information about some of the ones who have not:
Ms. Augustine is a hiring manager. Hayes Public Library has 10-50 employees. You can take a look at what Hays Librarians are reading and watching here.
Nicola Franklin, Director, The Library Career Centre Ltd.
Ms. Franklin is an independent recruiter. The Library Career Centre provides recruitment services for employers as well as for-pay candidate services such as CV / resume writing and interview coaching. Ms. Franklin has been in the library recruitment field for 20 years. Prior to striking out on her own, she worked with Manpower PLC, Sue Hill Recruitment, and then the international firm, Fabric. She is a fellow of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and member of the Special Libraries Association.
Ms. Hammett has chaired and been a member of a many hiring committees. SSU’s library is very student-centered, and provides a flexible environment which nurtures collaboration and creativity as well as academic understanding.
Colleen Harris, Head of Access Services at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga’s Lupton Library
Ms. Harris has been a hiring manager and a member of hiring committees. The Lupton Library has 10-50 staff members. You can read all about what a day there is like on her blog, Guardienne of the Tomes. In addition to her library work, Ms. Harris writes poetry.
Sue Hill, Managing Director, Sue Hill Recruitment
Sue Hill is the Managing Director of Sue Hill Recruitment an independent agency based in London where the focus is on helping a diverse range of clients fill jobs with an information function. This extends from librarians, researchers, archivists, records managers, information and knowledge managers and also encompasses market research and insight. Sue is an honorary Fellow of CILIP as well as being a Fellow of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. She and her team are keen bloggers and tweeters and accomplished speakers and writers on a myriad of topics based around hiring and professional development. You can join the discussion on the Sue Hill LinkedIn group here: http://digbig.com/5bdrfs
La Crosse Public Library is in Wisconsin and has 50-100 staff members. The Youth Services Department puts on over 1,100 events each year, reaching more than 30,000 children and teens. Ms. Loch-Wouters was the 2010 Wisconsin Library Association Librarian of the Year. You can read more about her perspective on Children’s Services on her blog: Tiny Tips for Library Fun. She has been a hiring manager and a member of a hiring committee.
Ms.Phillips has been a hiring manager (hired employees to directly or indirectly supervise). Her library is student-centered, with team based staffing. It is also a forward-thinking institution, and acts as the campus center for instruction in the use of technology in teaching and research.
Randall Schroeder, Academic Department Head for Public Services at Ferris State University Library
Mr. Schroeder’s administrative responsibilities include, but are not limited to reference and research librarians, the library instruction program, and circulation activities. He also serves as Acting Dean when needed. Ferris State University’s main campus is located in Big Rapids, Michigan, with smaller campuses scattered across the lower peninsula. With currently about 14,000 students, Ferris offers graduate and undergraduate degrees with strengths in technology and health services. Mr. Schroeder is also part-owner of the Green Bay Packers.
Emilie Smart, Division Coordinator of Reference Services & Computer Services at East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Ms. Smart is active in RUSA; she is the 2011-2012 Discussion Forums Coordinating Committee Chair. She has been a hiring manager. EBRPL has more than 500 staff members. You can learn a little more about the library’s events and services by checking out their blog.
John Stachacz, Dean of Library Services at Wilkes University
Mr.Stachacz has been a a hiring manager and a member of hiring committees. The Eugene S. Farley Library has 10-50 staff members. It supports scholarship, of course, but it also provides a collection of classic films on DVD that helps students balance the stress of academic life. Mr. Stachacz provides a friendly video welcome here. Since filming, the library has added a learning commons, which provides access to technology and space to collaborate.
If you’d like to join their ranks, contact me at hiringlibrariansATgmail.com