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Further Questions: Do you Google job candidates?

This week we asked people who hire librarians Do you Google job candidates? Or look for them on social media, in your library system records (if local), or any other type of informal/formal background check? Have you ever done this … Continue reading

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Further Questions: Would you hire someone who has been fired in the past?

This week we asked people who hire librarians Would you hire someone who has been fired in the past? Would it matter if they were fired for cause or if their position was simply eliminated? What tips do you have … Continue reading

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Further Questions: How much does your institution consider ALA accreditation status in the hiring process?

This week we asked people who hire librarians How much does your institution consider ALA accreditation status in the hiring process? If a school was accredited when a candidate graduated, is that good enough to fulfill any accreditation requirements? What … Continue reading

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Further Questions: Can we talk about feedback?

This week we asked people who hire librarians Can we talk about feedback? Is your organization able to provide feedback to applicants who are not hired (after they have been interviewed–not ones who never make the cut)? Why or why … Continue reading

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Further Questions: Can you explain what “fit” is and why it is important in hiring a new employee?

This week we asked people who hire librarians Can you explain what “fit” is and why it is important in hiring a new employee? In a happy sort of coincidence, the post today by our friends at INALJ was about … Continue reading

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Further Questions: What would transferable skills look like from an individual transitioning into librarianship from an unrelated job field?

This week we asked people who hire librarians This week’s question is inspired by a recent reader question: What would transferable skills look like from an individual transitioning into librarianship from an unrelated job field? This job field could be anything … Continue reading

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Further Questions: Do you have any etiquette tips for candidates who have received an offer?

This week we asked people who hire librarians Do you have any etiquette tips for candidates who have received an offer? How quickly would you expect a response?  Do you expect candidates to negotiate things like pay and benefits? Can … Continue reading

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Further Questions: Should a candidate ever try to connect with you on a social media/networking service?

This week we asked people who hire librarians Should a candidate ever try to connect with you on a social media/networking service? Is it ever appropriate for a candidate to try to connect with you through social media (i.e. LinkedIn, … Continue reading

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Further Questions: What are your favorite questions to ask in interviews?

This week we asked people who hire librarians What are your favorite questions to ask in interviews? And why? If you can talk a little about the difference between what you ask over the phone versus in-person, that would be … Continue reading

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Further Questions: Since it’s impossible to address everything in a cover letter, what portions of the ads should be focused on?

This week we asked people who hire librarians Job advertisements are often long, especially in academia, and often contain a lot of information including a position description, qualifications (desired or required), salary, schedule, etc. Since it’s impossible to address everything … Continue reading

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