Hiring Library Staff: Best Practices for the Interviewer

Feb 02, 2023 11:00am -
Feb 02, 2023 12:00pm

Event Description


Hiring Library Staff: Best Practices for the Interviewer  

February 2, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST



About this webinar:

Join us for an overview of interview best practices. In this webinar, Ben Mead-Harvey will discuss several aspects of the process. Interview question design is the backbone of any successful interview. We will spend significant time on how to create questions that elicit meaningful information from your candidates. We will discuss the concept of bias and describe how it prevents us from making effective hiring decisions. In the back half of the session, we will touch on several other interview design considerations: training the hiring panel, what information to send to candidates in advance, making the hiring decision, and the impact of company culture.

Presented by: Ben Mead-Harvey

Ben Mead-Harvey is an Instructor at the iSchool at the University of Illinois. He teaches Personnel Management and Financial Management of Libraries, the former of which he designed and created for the college. He has been working in libraries since 2007, the bulk of which has been in management of municipal and district libraries. His major passion is learning about and teaching others how to effectively manage. He has authored many short articles on effective management practices, which can be found at www.better-boss.com. Ben has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Library Science from the University of Illinois, as well as a Master of Business Administration from North Dakota State University.


Registration closes January 31, 2023


This event is brought to you by the


This project was funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. For FY2022-23, 74% of the total costs for the SEFLIN Continuing Education Program 2022-23 ($218,625) is supported by federal money. The total budget of the project is $296,692.


Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Jan 12, 2023.
Regular registration starts on Jan 13, 2023 and ends on Jan 22, 2023.
Late registration starts on Jan 23, 2023.
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