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Friday, April 21 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sprouting, Growing, Thriving: How to Successfully Navigate Recruitment and Flourish in a Library Career

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Are you on the cusp of breaking into the world of libraries, searching for your first job? Are you interested in growing your career, but have struggled with confusing interview processes? Are you a hiring manager, challenged in running a successful recruitment process within the boundaries of organizational structure and mandates? If so, join our panel of five library professionals who have broad experience with recruitment in public and academic libraries as they provide practical guidance about: common topics in library interviews; content, form and delivery of good interview questions and responses; interview expectations for internal and external candidates, especially within the public sphere; and the role of professional engagement and development in growing your career. Join us as we discuss tips and strategies for turning the recruitment process into a first step in a thriving career within Oregon's libraries.

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Xan Arch

Dean, Clark Library, University of Portland

Paul Lightcap

Technical Services Librarian, Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS)
An indefatigable veteran of academic and public libraries, Paul lives for professional development, building more responsive and responsible organizations, and modeling library business and descriptive practices that could serve as a basis for sharing and openness.

Danny Smith

Deputy City Librarian, Salem Public Library

Julie Sowles

City Librarian, Salem Public Library

Tina Williams

Human Resources Manager, Deschutes Public Library

Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center