May 25 ACRL Webcast on Job Interviewing

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

May 6, 2016

(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President)

Join us for the free ACRL Presents webcast, “Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years?: Thinking Critically About Interviewing for Librarian Positions”, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST. In this discussion-driven, interactive webinar, Robin O’Hanlon, author of Ace the Interview: Land a Librarian Job, will provide a comprehensive overview of the librarian interview process, including what makes interviewing for librarian positions unique, how you can stay organized during the interview process, tactics for conducting thorough pre-interview research, plus best practices for the interview itself and the post-interview period. We’ll also discuss classic bad answers to specific librarian position interview questions.

Learning outcomes: Distinguish what makes the interviewing for librarian positions unique and challenging compared to other professions.Learn how to develop your own interview preparation checklist for the job search process.Be able to identify the key players for librarian position interviews in their area of professional interest (i.e., public, academic, health sciences librarianship). Find out how to deconstruct a specific librarian position by asking the seven essential “Know Your Gig” questions. Be able to answer competently 3-5 librarian interview questions specific to their area of professional interest.

Presenter:  Robin O’Hanlon, Public Services Manager, The Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

How to register: Submit your free registration online by May 24, 2016.  Login details will be sent via email the afternoon of May 24.  The webcast will be recorded and made available shortly after the live event.

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