Hiring Library Workers and Other Information Professionals
Welcome! This survey is for the blog Hiring Librarians. Responses will be used to create blog posts at hiringlibrarians.com and in related work that is primarily of interest to job hunters.

Questions relate to your organization, the hiring process, and your experience and opinions about hiring and hireability.

There are 23 questions, including multiple choice and demographic questions. It should take 10-15 minutes to complete.

No questions are required. All questions are on one page so you may navigate around and look at all the questions before answering any, skip backwards and forwards, edit before submitting, etc.

If you are interested in being featured as part of a blog post, the last question asks for contact information. I will work with you to make sure you approve of everything that is posted. Otherwise, all answers are anonymously recorded.  

Questions, comments, and concerns welcome. Contact Emily Weak at hiringlibrarians@gmail.com
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1. What type of organization(s) do you hire for? (Check all that apply)
2. What is your job title?
3. What are some of the job titles have you hired or helped hire at your current organization?
4. Who makes hiring decisions at your organization (check all that apply)
5. Which of the following does your organization regularly require of candidates? (check all that apply)
6. Does your organization use automated application screening?
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7. Briefly describe the hiring process at your organization and your role in it.
8. Think about the last candidate who really wowed you, on paper, in an interview, or otherwise. Why were they so impressive?
9. What are your instant dealbreakers?
10. What do you wish you could know about candidates that isn't generally revealed in the hiring process?
11. How many pages should each of these documents be?
We don't ask for this
Only One!
Two is ok, but no more
As many as it takes, but keep it reasonable and relevant
As many as it takes, I love reading
Cover Letter
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12. What is the most common mistake that people make in an interview?
13. Do you conduct virtual interviews? What do job hunters need to know about shining in this setting?
14. How can candidates looking to transition from paraprofessional work, from non-library work, or between library types convince you that their experience is relevant? Or do you have other advice for folks in this kind of situation?
15. When does your organization *first* provide salary information?
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16. What does your organization do to reduce bias in hiring? What are the contexts in which discrimination still exists in this process?
17. What questions should candidates ask you? What is important for them to know about your organization and the position you are hiring for?
18. What part of the world are you in?
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19. What's your region like? (Check all that apply)
20. Is your workplace remote/virtual?
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21. How many staff members are at your organization?
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22. Is there anything else you'd like to say, either to job hunters or to me, the survey author? Or are there any questions you think we should add?
23. If you're interested in having your response posted as a feature or in other involvement with this blog, please give me your email address: (You will be able to edit and have final approval before your responses are posted.)
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