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Further Questions: How are Oral Boards or Search/Hiring Committees Formed?

This week I asked people who hire librarians: When hiring, what committees are formed at your library? Do you use an oral board, a search committee, and/or a hiring committee?  How are the members chosen? What do they do and … Continue reading


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The Vast Majority of What We Do in Librarianship is Learned on the Job, Not in the Classroom

John Felts is the Head of Library Technology and Systems at Coastal Carolina University, at a library with 10-50 staff members in a city/town in the Southern US. He has been a member of many hiring or search committees, and … Continue reading

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You’d be surprised at how many candidates arrive for an on-site interview underprepared

Take the time to read a library’s strategic plan/mission statement, observe what library systems and platforms are in production, and what major initiatives are being undertaken.  This will enable the candidate to ask more intelligent, relevant questions about the job/library/university, and lets the search committee know that they took the time to prepare for the interview.   Continue reading

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