Choosing the Top Candidate: Best Practices in Academic Law Library Hiring
Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, p. 117, 2008
19 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2009
Date Written: 2008
The authors discuss successful hiring practices in academic law libraries. Their discussion details each step of the hiring process, from vacancy to offer, and explores strategies for implementing the steps successfully. The processes examined include: reviewing the vacancy, assessing the library needs, forming an effective search committee, writing a winning job description, checking references, conducting an interview, and making an offer. The authors assert that a successful hire will influence every aspect of your library and, as such, a library needs to devote considerable attention and resources to librarian searches.
Keywords: law librarianship, academic law libraries, law libraries, hiring, best practices
JEL Classification: Z00
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