Acquisitions Librarian Mock Interview

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Why do you want a career as an acquisitions librarian?

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User Answers
Be part of the development and innovative section.
I enjoy curating a collection that supports the community; I am interested in current trends in literature and popular culture, and I am adept at anticipating the needs and interests of readers.
I think its a challenging department to work in that still serves the community. I am attracted to the business environment and would like to have this type experience to build my knowledge about collection development.
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17 Acquisitions Librarian Interview Questions with 45+ User Answer Examples

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    Why do you want a career as an acquisitions librarian?

  2. 2.

    What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?

  3. 3.

    Why should we hire you?

  4. 4.

    Are you happy with your career as an acquisitions librarian?

  5. 5.

    What was the last book you read for fun?

  6. 6.

    What makes you uncomfortable?

  7. 7.

    How well do you work with people?

  8. 8.

    What three words would you use to describe yourself?

  9. 9.

    What individual has had the greatest influence on you?

  10. 10.

    What is your philosophy towards work?

  11. 11.

    What makes you passionate about being an Acquisitions Librarian?

  12. 12.

    What do you feel is the most important skill an acquisitions librarian should possess?

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    Have you purchased books for the library before?

  14. 14.

    How often do you read reports on what books are most popular at your library?

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    When have you given suggestions on what books an Acquisitions Librarian should purchase? Did they follow through on your suggestion?

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    Are you comfortable negotiating with vendors?

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    What type of orders does your library generally use when purchasing new materials?