Participate

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Thank you for reading!

This blog would not exist without the participation of library professionals and I would be very grateful if you would help out!  Here are some ways to participate.

If you are ANY KIND OF PERSON (no robots!):

Comment on posts or on Twitter – let’s dialogue!

Contact me with questions you think I should ask people who hire librarians

If you have PARTICIPATED IN HIRING one or more librarians:

Take the original survey: http://tinyurl.com/hiringlibsurvey

Take the survey “What Should Potential Hires Learn in Library School?”: http://tinyurl.com/hiringlibschoolsurvey

Please contact me directly if you are interested in being a regular participant in the: Further Questions feature or in being a “ringer” in our crowdsourced review of resumes/CVs

If you are a JOB HUNTER:

Take the survey! http://tinyurl.com/hiringlibJOBHUNTERsurvey

Submit your resume or CV for crowdsourced review

Been on an interview lately?  What questions did they ask you?  Add them to the interview questions repository: http://tinyurl.com/interviewquestionsform

Contact me to suggest survey topics and questions.

Contact me about libraries/librarians you wish would do the survey – if you’re applying somewhere, I can ask them to fill it out!

If you are an AUTHOR OR RESEARCHER into LIS careers:

Please get in touch if you’re interested in doing a guest post

The best way to contact me is hiringlibrarians AT gmail (although I am also on Twitter @hiringlib).

Thanks for your interest!

11 responses to “Participate

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  2. Anonymous

    From the job hunter’s side: If you’re hiring, please write a clear job description. State whether it’s public services, tech services, supporting sales, marketing or in IT and the types of audiences the job seeker would encounter. For an idea of what not to write, see any of Lexis’ job postings. Horribly obtuse. Every posting starts out with “Institution X is the best in the world blah blah blah”. I don’t care – the work I would be doing on the job is what is interesting to me, a glorious description of the campus and rolling hills not so much. After you’ve read 50 descriptions, they all kind of read the same, similar to comments about cover letters being dry and repetitive.

  3. Hi. Today, in my “alt” position as a Client Service Executive, I gently informed a new colleague that he had completely misrepresented the requested IT change that the client had submitted, and helped him re-structure the information so that the client would be able to accept it. Later, I held a cordial discussion with members of the same client team, explaining how we were going to fix an IT problem our own people had created, and doing so with my pleasant ‘you can understand this too’ reference/trainer voice, appearing to be a total expert in something I had just had explained to me a couple of days before (reminds me of when I used to be able to fake a strong/deep knowledge of math and combinatorics, just by reading the LC call numbers on the spines while talking to the mathematicians in the library.) The client ‘bought it,’ and came away feeling like we were the experts working with them to resolve the IT problem (rather than being the source of the given problem. :- ) )
    Anyway, if you’re interested in job post suggestions and thoughts from someone has moved on to a non-traditional position, after 20+ years as a prof librarian, pls check out my blog. For background, the first few entries, from mid January, provide a ‘memoir’ of the period a year ago when I transitioned into my non-traditional position. cheers, alt-lib

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  9. Kathy

    I stumble upon this blog from Twitter to look at today’s post. Wow! This is an awesome blog!! It is one stop shopping for those looking for a library job. Great job!

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