Happy New Year, folks!
If you’re curious about Hiring Librarians blog stats (number of views, top posts, etc.), WordPress creates an annual summary. Follow the link below to see:
Here’s an excerpt:
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 180,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 8 days for that many people to see it.
If you want to help me plan for next year, please use the comments below to let me know what hiring questions you have, or what topics you think I should look into.
One thing you might be wondering, if you saw the Pantyhose post, is if I’m going to keep all the questions on the “What Should Candidates Wear” survey. I have about 100 survey responses still to run, and what I heard from readers is that the questions are helpful. Nevertheless, I can see validity in this view:
@HiringLib Questions about pantyhose, makeup, or skirts reinforce the notion that only one kind of gender performance is allowed for women
— Cecily Walker (@skeskali) December 22, 2013
So here’s the plan. I’m going to continue to run the responses I have already collected. I’ve removed the option to take the survey from the Participate page, and stopped accepting responses on the Google form. I still need to talk to Jill, but I’d like to rewrite the survey. It will most likely still include pantyhose and make-up questions, but hopefully in a more inclusive way. We will also be able to take the opportunity to refine answer choices and add in questions (so let me know what you’re wondering).
Happy New Year! All my best wishes to you for good health, happiness, and fulfillment in 2014.