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Schools who only provide online coursework are doing a disservice to their students.

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 and reference librarians. Branch managers and regional … Continue reading

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Filed under 100-200 staff members, Public, Suburban area, Western US, What Should Potential Hires Learn in Library School

I am reluctant to hire online only students.

This anonymous interview is with a public librarian who has been a hiring manager, a member of a hiring or search committee and a human resources professional. This person hires the following types of LIS professionals: for a small public … Continue reading

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Filed under Public, Rural area, Suburban area, What Should Potential Hires Learn in Library School

library school tends to train students to analyze, develop options and make a decision after careful consideration

This anonymous interview is with a librarian who hires for a special library and e-document/records management. This person has been a hiring manager and a member of a hiring or search committee, and hires the following types of LIS professionals:   Librarians … Continue reading

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Filed under 0-10 staff members, Canada, City/town, Special, What Should Potential Hires Learn in Library School

Students should have basic familiarity with IT, Web design, and social networking tools.

This anonymous interview is with an academic 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: systems librarians, subject liaisons This librarian works at … Continue reading

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Filed under 200+ staff members, Academic, Northeastern US, Urban area, What Should Potential Hires Learn in Library School

Students must put in considerable effort to learn past what is lacking in their formal education.

This anonymous interview is with a person who, when asked if they were a librarian, responded “It’s complicated” This person works in an academic library and has been a member of a hiring or search committee. This person hires the following … Continue reading

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Filed under 10-50 staff members, Academic, Southern US, Urban area, What Should Potential Hires Learn in Library School

I feel graduates from online only schools suffer from lack of camaraderie and group study experiences.

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: Reference This librarian works at a library with … Continue reading

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Filed under 10-50 staff members, City/town, Public, Western US, What Should Potential Hires Learn in Library School

Love of teaching and putting students’ learning first

This anonymous interview is with a job hunter who is 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 than … Continue reading

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Filed under Job hunter's survey, Northeastern US, Rural area

Take advantage of free online resources and learn to code

This anonymous interview is with an academic 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: Cataloguers, reference work, marketing This librarian works at … Continue reading

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Filed under 200+ staff members, City/town, UK, What Should Potential Hires Learn in Library School

Other schools who do not rely entirely in online coursework

This anonymous interview is with an academic 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: Reference librarians and subject liaisons This librarian works … Continue reading

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Filed under 50-100 staff members, Academic, Urban area, Western US, What Should Potential Hires Learn in Library School

I would still hire an online-degreed person if they had the right mix of personality and experience

This anonymous interview is with a public librarian who has been a hiring manager. This person hires the following types of LIS professionals: LIS professionals include 1 each of director, public services librarian and technical services librarian This librarian works … Continue reading

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Filed under 10-50 staff members, Public, Southern US, Suburban area, What Should Potential Hires Learn in Library School