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Further Questions: How Can Someone on an Extended Leave of Absence Stay Professionally Relevant?

This week we have a new set of reader questions. This person is preparing to leave work for an extended period of time, due to the incipient arrival of twin babies. We’re going to talk about leaves of absence for … Continue reading

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Further Answers: What did you do to stay professionally relevant during your leave?

This is a companion post to this week’s Further Questions. Here is what happened: a reader who is about to leave work due to the incipient arrival of twin babies wrote in to ask if people who hire librarians could … Continue reading

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Further Questions

On April 6, 2012 I began the Further Questions feature. Each week, I asked a question to a group of folks who hired library workers, and posted the answer on Friday. Some of the questions I thought up, some were … Continue reading

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Return to Further Questions Questions

If you’re interested in the running list of questions that have been asked, they are linked below. If you have a question for people who hire library workers, please let me know! If you are someone who hires library workers who’s interested in a no-pressure way to reflect on your thoughts and processes and wants to be added to the pool, let me know! Continue reading

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Further Questions Questions

Man, we’ve asked a lot of questions on this blog. Here’s how the Further Questions feature works: every Monday, I email a question to people who hire librarians, as well as for other LIS jobs (38 people, in fact, as … Continue reading

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Further Questions: Are Gaps in a Resume Really a Red Flag?

This week we have the second in a set of reader questions. This person is preparing to leave work for an extended period of time, due to the incipient arrival of twin babies. I’m asking questions of people who hire … 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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Further Questions: Do you hire for hustle?

It’s so funny/not funny that “doing your job” is being framed as “quitting.” I think we all know that’s bullshit, and part of a concerted effort by capital to claw back the little bit of power that labor has been able to gain in the last couple years. Continue reading

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Job Hunter’s Web Guide: Library Returners

I entered the world of career breaks many years ago. But I didn’t find the information I needed or wanted when I wanted to re-join the profession and return to work. The blog was started to fill what I felt was a gap in career resources available for librarians who had taken time away from the formal workplace. Continue reading

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Further Questions: When is the best time and order to interview?

This week we asked people who hire librarians When scheduling interviews, is there any value in going first, last, or in the middle? Does time of day or day of the week make any difference either? Being ready is obviously … Continue reading

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