When you get to the part of the interview (and you will) where they ask you, if *you* have any questions. You *should* have some. Some of them may have been answered already, but have a few in your back pocket, to be sure.
Feel free to chime in here, I'll try to keep adding to this list:
*What was your career path?
*What is your typical day like?
*What is the worst (best) thing about your job?
Questions you should be prepared to answer:
_How have you handled a problem at work?
_Where do you see the profession going in the next 5 years?
_What made you interested in this position?
More specific to academic libraries/reference
_If someone asks you a question that 10 others have
already asked you, how would you answer it?
_Something about your teaching philosophy, how do
you see bibliographic instruction/information literacy/critical thinking skills?
_If someone said your collection was weak in X [fill in some legitimate, but perhaps obscure request, like graphic novels in Spanish in an academic library], how would you handle the request?
Interesting library position: Open Education Library Fellow - Cal Poly is hiring a librarian to work with their burgeoning open education programs. For those of us wondering what librarians should be (or are) doing w...
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