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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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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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Don’t believe the myth about the large number of librarians retiring and the impending librarian shortage

  This anonymous interview is with an academic librarian who has been a member of a hiring. This person hires the following types of LIS professionals: Public services librarians This librarian works at a library with 10-50 staff members in … Continue reading

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Job Hunter Follow Up: Neyda Gilman

This post originally appeared on December 26, 2013. This year’s follow up with Ms. Gilman will go live shortly. Neyda Gilman took the Job Hunter’s survey on January 4, 2013.  Her responses appeared as Being a New Grad I Feel … Continue reading

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Have at least one presentation you can present at a job interview

This anonymous interview is with an academic librarian who has been a member of a hiring or search committee. This person hires the following types of LIS professionals: Instruction librarians, electronic resource librarians, web specialists This librarian works at a … Continue reading

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If we are truly going to encourage a diverse, non-discriminatory workplace, then we have to make allowances for personal expression with dress

This anonymous interview is with someone who, when asked “are you a librarian?” chose the “It’s complicated” response.  This person has been a hiring manager and a member of a hiring or search committee. This person works at a semi-private … Continue reading

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How to make your case for something you need to improve your workplace or community

This anonymous interview is with a public librarian who has been a hiring manager and a member of a hiring or search committee. This person hires the following types of LIS professionals: Children’s librarians, branch managers This librarian works at … Continue reading

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