PDA Event: Hiring Library Staff: Best Practices for the Interviewer

Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Join us for 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.

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. 

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Sponsored by CARLI.