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Recommendations are written and changes to the job description are made. Negotiation with the human resources department is also required. The employment process is never simple. Before I conducted my first interview, I read articles and books and discussed with others how they performed interviews. Getting an idea of the process and my role in it made me feel more at ease. The most important lesson I learned is how to write effective questions. This enables the candidate to refer to practical experiences and not just recite the standard textbook answer.
Fortunately, our integrated library system software is able to automatically generate most of these statistics, and other statistics are easy to compile using basic spreadsheet software. Part of my day is usually occupied by a special project of some kind. org) consisting of four key service roles for the library, and each department sets its own goals based on these roles. Any special projects handled by my department are designed to meet one or more of these goals, and they often involve collaboration with other departments.
Electronic Resources Development Our library subscribes to a number of databases and e-books collections. I am responsible for purchasing e-resources for the library (including price and contract terms negotiations), and for balancing the e-resources budget. I act as the central contact for technical problems with the databases and e-books collections, and then I work with the vendors to resolve issues. I set up bimonthly trials for new databases (by subject area, to compare databases to one another), solicit feedback from staff, and work with the Database Committee to make purchasing and implementation decisions based on staff and patron input.
A Day in the Life: Career Options in Library and Information Science by Priscilla K. Shontz