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Librarian Interview Questions

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Audra Kresinske is an educator with over 7 years experience teaching English and employment readiness skills.

Librarian was published on June 30th, 2021. Learn more here.

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Tell me about a difficult time you had while helping someone research a subject.

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List of 21 Librarian Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Tell me about a difficult time you had while helping someone research a subject.

  2. 2.

    How would you describe your experience with technology?

  3. 3.

    Do you enjoy helping patrons with their research?

  4. 4.

    What type of books are your favorite?

  5. 5.

    How would you handle a patron objecting to a certain book in the library's collection?

  6. 6.

    What programs have you implemented for children at your current library?

  7. 7.

    What do you think your references would say your best skills are?

  8. 8.

    What do you enjoy the most about being a librarian?

  9. 9.

    Why do you want to work for this Library?

  10. 10.

    How do you stay current with new books?

  11. 11.

    If you were in charge of ordering new books, would you hold any personal, political, etc, bias towards any books?

  12. 12.

    How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

  13. 13.

    What do you like most about being a librarian?

  14. 14.

    What programs have you initiated, or would initiate, to help connect the local community to the library?

  15. 15.

    What librarian duties did you dislike the most at your previous job?

  16. 16.

    When did you realize you wanted to be a librarian?

  17. 17.

    What is your best asset as a librarian?

  18. 18.

    Tell me about the most rewarding experience you have had while working in a library.

  19. 19.

    What is the library's role in educating its students, community, etc?

  20. 20.

    What do you believe is the role of the school, university, or public librarian?

  21. 21.

    How do you handle stressful situations?