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The Hiring Process

What are the odds that I am both an interviewer and interviewee during the same month?

As an interviewee, it can become quite difficult to suppress both apprehension and raised expectations. Failing to receive a position can play havoc with one’s self-confidence (even if you believe a better-qualified candidate is in the mix). And little can be done to ameliorate this process.

But the view is entirely different sitting on other side of the table. As an interviewer, you’re acutely aware that your final decision will have long-term consequences. So you may find yourself juggling several applicant’s strengths and weaknesses in your mind when decision-time is at hand. Indeed, taking into account each candidate’s experience, personality, maturity (as well as other subjective qualities) can be challenging. And when several qualified applicants put forth serious effort toward the position you may even hate to choose.

An interesting website I found about alternative hiring criteria (in general) can be found here


A worthy opinion that should be shared by the profession…

by Dorothea Salo regarding the recent NYT article about librarians can be found on her blog here.

Why isn’t this quite obvious yet?

You knew it was coming…

free and wikified books that is at THE OPEN LIBRARY — from this link


For regular updates–remember to RSS

If you want to follow this blog without having to check it periodically (I only post periodically) you should probably use a blog aggregator like Bloglines ( Bloglines, when set up to do so, will list any new entries that occurs from your favorite blogs (a one-stop viewing site to save time).

Bonus: A great site for fun=BoingBoing.Net

How to Guest Blog

This is a sample post for the MALC spring conference to show how to guest blog. The steps are as follows:

1) select a username and password at Be sure to check the box saying “Just gimme a username”

2) email me at and let me know that you have registered with wordpress

3)after I email you that you’ve been permanently registered as a blog contributor, you may post by clicking on the “New Post” tab in the upper left hand corner (note: if you do not see this tab, roll your cursor over the top left corner).

4) Make sure you give (or create) a category at right for your post. You can create additional blog posts by simply putting in your username and password at

John Potter, ITT Technical Institute/Grand Rapids


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