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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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While working at Methodist University I regularly gave suggestions for recommended reading.
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I get book selections often and they are usually from library patrons, whether it's at an academic or public library. Patrons will request books that they have heard of or seen in a book store or even adverised on television and want our library to acquire it. Faculty will suggest books for use in accordance with their course curriculum.
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17 Acquisitions Librarian Interview Questions with 45+ User Answer Examples

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

  2. 2.

    Are you comfortable negotiating with vendors?

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

    Why do you want a career as an acquisitions librarian?

  6. 6.

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

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    Why should we hire you?

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    Are you happy with your career as an acquisitions librarian?

  9. 9.

    What was the last book you read for fun?

  10. 10.

    What makes you uncomfortable?

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    How well do you work with people?

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    What three words would you use to describe yourself?

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    What individual has had the greatest influence on you?

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    What is your philosophy towards work?

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    What makes you passionate about being an Acquisitions Librarian?

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    Have you purchased books for the library before?

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