Tag: Interviews

Navigating the Horrible Valley of Librarian Job Searches

Last year, I was approached by someone who wanted me to contribute to their new librarian website. Flattered, I jumped at the chance. I began trading emails with the site’s owner and looking at his site. We talked about what his site’s purpose was… Continue Reading “Navigating the Horrible Valley of Librarian Job Searches”

My Worst Job Interview Experience, Part 1

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Do not apply for a job at the University of Cincinnati.

I’m Fully Staffed Again!, or, I Needed a Drink

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Recently, a candidate accepted a job offer to work for me. This means that for the first time since the end of June I’m fully staffed in my department. Prior to that I was fully staffed for 4-6 weeks, maybe. Other than that, from… Continue Reading “I’m Fully Staffed Again!, or, I Needed a Drink”

Obligatory Weekly Update

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Not much has been going on. The second week of the semester is over and I feel like we’ve settled in. DeLyle was here for about twenty-four hours on Tuesday and Wednesday for a job interview on campus. Our fingers are crossed but her… Continue Reading “Obligatory Weekly Update”

Announcing, Live, and In Person…

ME! Today, I confirmed that I will, indeed, be appearing at this year’s Missouri Library Association Conference moderating the JOB SEEKERS’ SUPPORT GROUP.

Moving Forward and Eating Elephants

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On October 25th I have a Skype interview with UC Berkeley. Yay! But, that’s not what this post is really about.

Yet, Another Interview

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So, I’m a little early for my job interview. Okay, a lot early. When I parked the car I was 51 minutes (!) early. Now, I’m just sitting in my car listening to XTC on Tidal until I can show my face in the… Continue Reading “Yet, Another Interview”

Generic Update

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It’s been more than a week since I posted last. I’ve just not been in the head space for that. A few quick updates, though: On Thursday (8/25) I have an interview with St. Louis Public Library’s Schafly Branch that I’m pretty excited about.… Continue Reading “Generic Update”

What More Can I Do?

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On Monday, August 8, I sat down for an in person job interview with St. Louis County Library for an Assistant Branch Manager position at their Daniel Boone library. I met with the Branch Manager and a woman from Human Resources. We spoke for… Continue Reading “What More Can I Do?”

An Idealized Access Services Model

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On August 8 I have a Skype interview for a Head of Access Services position. As part of this interview I’ve been told to prepare a 10 minute talk on problems facing Access Services in academic libraries. I thought the best way to this… Continue Reading “An Idealized Access Services Model”