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*Have you navigated a library group interview (multiple candidates, same
time and place), as a candidate or as a hiring manager? If so, I'd love to
hear from you!*
I am writing a magazine article about navigating group interviews in
libraries. If you've done this, I'd love to hear from you. Your comments
may be featured in the article, with full attribution of course, unless you
request to remain anonymous. *Please respond by Saturday, Jan. 23.*
To participate, simply write back to *[log in to unmask]*
<[log in to unmask]> with your answers to any or all of the questions
below. Be as personal, honest, specific, or general as you like. You can
respond in complete or fragment sentences, paragraphs, story form, any
approach that feels right for you.
Talk about your own group interviews and what they were like, particularly
the times when you interacted, or were asked to interact, with the other
candidates. Details are good!
How are the dynamics of a group interview different from a conventional
What tips do you have for candidates navigating group interviews AND for
employers conducting group interviews? *(This is particularly important.)*
How common are group interviews in librarianship? To your knowledge, are
they used more frequently in certain circumstances or for filling certain
Do you think group interviews are more effective than conventional
interviews at screening candidates? Why or why not?
As a hiring manager, would you use group interviews to screen candidates?
Under what circumstances? Why or why not?
Thank you in advance,
*Michael A. Rodriguez, MLIS*
*Assistant Professor, E-Learning Librarian @ Hodges University
*Social Media Manager @ Library & Information Technology Association
*Professional Consultant & Trainer **@ Shelver's Cove