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Have alternative positions to offer

This anonymous interview is with a job hunter who is not currently employed (even if part-time or in an unrelated field), has not been hired within the last two months, and has been looking for a new position for more … Continue reading

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Further Questions: Would You Hire Someone with an MLIS for a Paraprofessional Position?

But I have one librarian in my department who strongly disagrees. They regularly mentor MLIS students to only apply for librarian positions. I have told them that making such a pronouncement doesn’t account for an individual’s life situation. Continue reading

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Hiring Better: Resources for People Who Hire

Fair Library Jobs A group of library workers who use grassroots campaign methods to improve recruitment practices in the UK library sector. @FairLibraryJobs. Profile on September 2, 2022. Core Best Practices for Academic Interviews Practical recommendations for running better interviews. … Continue reading

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Hiring Better: Reaching Out to iSchools

d a wonderful spreadsheet that lists the ALA accredited library schools, their career center or job posting site, and notes about requirements, alternatives, etc. Continue reading

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Further Questions: Do you find any value in LinkedIn Learning certificates?

I would also advise people fresh out of school with little to no experience to find a library and volunteer.  A lot of smaller libraries would really appreciate someone who is willing to help out.  And sometimes that can lead to employment! Continue reading

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Personal Professional Websites: Allie “Book Historia” Alvis

I’ve received a number of media inquiries and speaking opportunities through the “contact” portion of my website, and orders for book supports through my links.  Continue reading

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I prefer to work with some of the newest and latest technology available

This anonymous interview is with a job hunter who is currently employed (even if part-time or in an unrelated field), has been hired within More than 18 months. This person is looking in Academic libraries, Archives, Library vendors/service providers, Public … Continue reading

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Further Questions: Legalities aside, should applicants address a noticeable physical condition in an interview?

This week we asked people who hire librarians Legalities related to discrimination aside, if an applicant comes to interview and has a noticeable physical condition, such as (but not limited to): a brace from surgery bandages from a biking accident … Continue reading

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Will you vote? Julie Todaro Talks about Hiring Librarians

It’s almost election time!  ALA presidential candidate Julie Todaro has graciously agreed answer a few questions about her thoughts on ALA’s role in library hiring. Voting instructions for ALA members will be sent out starting March 24. Visit this page for … Continue reading

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Further Questions: How long should librarians keep grad school accomplishments, activities, internships, etc. on their CVs/resumes?

This week we asked people who hire librarians How long should librarians and information professionals keep grad school accomplishments, activities, internships, etc. on their CVs/resumes? 5 years out of school, 15 years out, forever? Another way to consider this: if … Continue reading

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