Thursday, November 17, 2005

Teen librarian interview questions

Four person panel. 45 minutes, 10 questions. Entry level teen librarian job at a mid-sized urban public library. Fairly standard library interview fare. The questions are very paraphrased, but you'll get the idea.
  1. Tell us about your experience and your strengths as they relate to the position.
  2. How would you handle a complaint from an adult patron about noisy teenagers?
  3. How would you respond to a woman who complains about inappropriate content in a YA book?
  4. What would you do if you overheard a colleague doing a bad job of answering a reference question?
  5. Talk about your experience working with English language learners, teachers, and school librarians.
  6. If you received $500 to spend on anime books, how would you spend it?
  7. Describe how you would help a high school student who is looking for books on the Civil War for a homework assignment.
  8. Describe the process of planning and promoting a successful library program for teens.
  9. Tell us about a YA book you read recently that you enjoyed. Who would you recommend this book to?
  10. Do you have anything else to add? Any questions for us?


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