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Job hunting during COVID-19 (part 2 of 3)

The Core New Members Interest Group would like to present a series of resources based on survey responses from hiring institutions on what has changed/evolved in the search process as a result of the current COVID-19 climate, and any tips they have for early career librarians. We have answers from a range of institutions (academic, public) in regards to a range of career paths (public services, children’s librarian, instructional). It is our hope that this will help to prepare job seekers and hiring institutions during this unprecedented time.  Part 2 features an interview with Elizabeth Brown, Instruction Coordinator and Associate Professor at Central Washington University, James E. Brooks Library – hiring manager for the current vacant position of First Year and Transfer Experience Librarian. 1. Has your need for this position changed since the pandemic? Have your institutional needs changed since the pandemic when it comes to hiring? Our ability to…Continue Reading

Job hunting during COVID-19 (part 1 of 3)

Hope you are all having a good start to 2021! The Core New Members Interest Group would like to present a series of resources based on survey responses from hiring institutions on what has changed/evolved in the search process as a result of the current COVID-19 climate, and any tips they have for early career librarians. We have answers from a range of institutions (academic, public) in regards to a range of career paths (public services, children’s librarian, instructional). It is our hope that this will help to prepare job seekers and hiring institutions during this unprecedented time.  Part 1 features an interview with Grier Carson, the Associate Director of Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, Indiana – hiring manager for the current vacant position of Access and Content Services Assistant Manager. 1. Have your position needs changed since the pandemic? Have your institutional needs changed since the pandemic when it…Continue Reading