What Candidates Want: Revamping your Recruitment

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Indiana State Library
Webinar, Live Online

Event Details


Emily Weak

Founder, HiringLibrarians.com


Retention starts with recruitment; If we want to create a more resilient, diverse workforce, we must start by improving our recruitment processes. This webinar will cover practical steps libraries can take to attract a wide pool of diverse candidates. Drawing from the stories of current job hunters, we’ll look at how to avoid some of the more hair-raising practices. Then we’ll explore the foundations of a well-considered recruitment strategy, delving into current research as well as techniques from programs such as Oregon State University’s Search Advocates. This webinar will provide a better understanding of how to get clear on your needs, communicate effectively with candidates, and above all center kindness in an arduous process. You will leave with a practical guide to revamping your announcements and reaching great candidates. 

 The foundation of this webinar is the presenter’s work on the Hiring Librarians blog, where she has conducted surveys and interviews with hundreds of people who hire library workers, in all library types, and more than 500 job hunting librarians. She has worked with the authors of over 16 books on LIS careers, and of 27 scholarly articles. She has also curated crowd-sourced resources, such as a list of questions asked in more than 560 library job interviews.

This webinar is worth 1 LEU



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Event Type(s): ISL Webinar