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

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Ronald E. Wheeler

Boston University School of Law

Nancy P. Johnson

Georgia State University College of Law

Terrance K. Manion

Georgia State University College of Law

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Wheeler, Ronald E. and Johnson, Nancy P. and Manion, Terrance K., Choosing the Top Candidate: Best Practices in Academic Law Library Hiring (2008). Law Library Journal, Vol. 100, p. 117, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1313213

Ronald E. Wheeler (Contact Author)

Boston University School of Law ( email )

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Nancy P. Johnson

Georgia State University College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

Terrance K. Manion

Georgia State University College of Law ( email )

Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

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