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We don't have a dress code, but people have ... - Hiring Librarians

We don't have a dress code, but people have ... - Hiring Librarians | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
This survey was co-authored by Jill of Librarian Hire Fashion:

This anonymous interview is with an Academic librarian who has been a member of a hiring or search committee. This librarian works in a Canadian city/town at a library with 10-50 staff members.
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What to wear when going for an interview as librarian > Good to be reminded off!

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Author's Corner: An Excerpt from What Do Employers Want? - Hiring Librarians

Author's Corner: An Excerpt from What Do Employers Want? - Hiring Librarians | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Priscilla Shontz and Richard Murray, the editors of LISCareer, a rich collection of articles written by practicing librarians on a variety of career development topics, are the authors of a new book entitled What Do Employers Want? A Guide for Library Science Students. Shontz and Murray cover topics such as Practical Experience, Professional Identity and How Employers Hire, basing their advice on interviews with people who hire librarians. The book moves beyond job search insights, outlining career development strategies for students and new graduates in a manner that is both funny and frank. I am pleased to be able to offer you an excerpt from chapter one: “What Do Employers Want?”

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Guest Post: The New Archivist's Job Search | Hiring Librarians

Guest Post: The New Archivist's Job Search | Hiring Librarians | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Shannon Lausch :

"I am so excited to be able to present this guest post by Shannon Lausch, in which she reports on her very current research, conducted in partnership with Rebecca Goldman, into what it's like to job hunt as a newly graduated archivist. I heard about their work via the SNAP listserv. If you’re a new archivist, you should check it out. I’ve been very impressed with both the discussions and level of collegiality that can be found there.

Shannon’s analysis is fascinating – there are both expected and surprising results."

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"It is a tough and strange market in the archives world, one where you may go from hearing nothing for months to landing a full-time professional position after receiving an interview from just one institution. Or you may have to face the uncertainties of the job market again and again, finding multiple temporary project positions. Having a strong network of those who can help you in making sure your resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills are in top form is critical for making sure when opportunity strikes, you’re ready."

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