A New Approach to Recruiting and Interviewing Library Staff

A New Approach to Recruiting and Interviewing Library Staff Workshop

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

$65.00
ALA Member: 
$ 58.50
Item Number:
1541-9387
Date: 
Day:  May 2, 2019
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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A New Approach to Recruiting and Interviewing Library Staff Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, May 2, 2019, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

In this time of tremendous change for public libraries, the approach to matching the right staff to the job requirements has too often been left behind. As library resources and services shift, recruiting and interviewing should shift as well.

In this 90-minute workshop, Maxine Bleiweis, a consultant and former library director, shows you how to recruit for positions with an eye on the future, how to use experiential interviews, and how you can bring in new talent that will thrive in your library environment.

In this workshop, you’ll learn and discuss

  • The most important attributes for employees to possess;
  • The basics of recruitment without outside assistance;
  • Setting up the interview to assure no first month surprises on the job;
  • How to create a climate of success for the new hire; and
  • How to establish a trainee program and continuing education for all employees.

By participating in this workshop, you will be able to

  • Examine the readiness of your institution to change the recruitment and hiring process in order to bring the right staff on board;
  • Consider aligning the institution’s goals to the organizational chart;
  • Rethink recruitment activities and determine potential work and experience value beyond library experiences; and
  • Outline an actual interview scenario with sample exercises, questions, and conversations.

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

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Maxine Bleiweis

Shifting gears from directing three award-winning public libraries over a span of 40 years, Maxine Bleiweis is spreading her innovative ideas and approaches to traditional services to keep libraries relevant and ahead of the curve as principal consultant at Maxine Bleiweis & Associates. She is being called upon to speak on customer service, coach managers, guide strategic planning and innovative thinking, and implement the newest design thinking for library buildings. Under her leadership, Bleiweis’ libraries were awarded 5-Star Status and were finalists for the IMLS Medal of Excellence. She authored the book Helping Business: The Library’s Role in Community Economic Development and was the 2015 recipient of the PLA Charles Robinson Award for Innovative Leadership and the Connecticut Outstanding Librarian of the Year in 2011.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

At Your Service

Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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