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How would you describe your experience with technology?

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I have a lot of experience with technology through my own personal use and from my job. I have developed a website before and I stay up to date on new technology.

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  1. 1.

    How would you describe your experience with technology?

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. I have a lot of experience with technology through my own personal use and from my job. I have developed a website before and I stay up to date on new technology.
  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

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

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. My love of learning new things. They are always surprised when I come back to them with a new historical fact, a new skill, or a new technology I can implement in my job.
  4. 4.

    What type of books are your favorite?

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. Historical fiction, mystery, fantasy, and travel non-fiction.
      2. All types fiction and nonfiction with a special interest in history and political science.
      3. All types.
      4. I enjoy a variety of books, including mystery fiction, nonfiction how-to books as well as classic literature.
      5. I read all types of books: various types of fiction, history, classic literature, but my primary interest in books is the study and history of cinema, both in the U.S. And global.
      6. Computers.
  5. 5.

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

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. I would initiate various events to bring out families and patrons such as a summer concert series, a movie night, or a theater show. I would also initiate events that bring out the book lover. Events like a Jane Austin tea, or a Halloween favorite book monster get together. I would also initiate learning programs such as computer help or staying current with social media. How to stay safe on the web would also be a good program to have.
  6. 6.

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

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. The keeper of knowledge. Their role is to keep relevant information handy and accessible.
  7. 7.

    Do you enjoy helping patrons with their research?

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. I do, because I get involved with it as well. It is fun to have a thought or an idea and fins the research to support it or change it. I like finding answers to questions.
  8. 8.

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

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. The most rewarding experience was when I suggested a book to someone and they came back excited to tell me how much they enjoyed the book. That is the best feeling. I love to open people up to knew subjects or plots.
  9. 9.

    Why do you want to work for this Library?

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. I believe I am ready to grow in the library field and I think this position will help me to do so while also becoming a great asset to your library.
      2. This library offers 72 branches of opportunity. It is steeped in historical significance and offers a very diverse clientele. I would be ecstatic to work for such an institution that offers so much to their patrons; such as a great e-book program that includes local independent writers to submit their work for others to read through self-e.
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      4. Sir I m fond of reading books .
      5. To work hard & gives information pin pointed to library user.
  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

    What is your best asset as a Librarian?

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. My exuberance for learning and encouraging others to learn new things.
  12. 12.

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

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. As long as I remain a good fit, with both this company and I benefiting.
  13. 13.

    What do you like most about being a Librarian?

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. I like encouraging people to keep learning and showing them how the library can help with that. I love traveling and learning new things and there is so much that the library has to offer to help fill that need. Teaching and showing others and then seeing them progress and come back to me with their own research or findings is a great moment.
  14. 14.

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

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. I would calmly inform them that the library is impartial to subjects, religion, and political matters. The library holds thoughts and ideas that might be offensive or objectionable to some but not all. We are the source for information and we need to keep that title. I would tell them that I am sorry they feel this way about the book but what if someone else felt the same way about a book they were checking out. How would they feel if I got rid of every book that someone finds offensive and one of those was a book they wanted?
  15. 15.

    How do you stay current with new books?

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. Through social media and my memberships I can stay current. I am a member of the American Library Association and the California Library Association. I use twitter, RSS feeds, and Facebook to learn new book releases or find slightly older books that contain subjects or themes that are still current today.
  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

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

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. No because a librarian needs to be impartial. You are ordering new materials for the patron. I would always keep them in mind. I would want my collection to be diverse like my patrons and I want to have the item they need.
  18. 18.

    What do you enjoy the most about being a Librarian?

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. Helping people. Whether it is by finding a book they wanted or providing information they need. The act of helping someone through knowledge and information is what I enjoy the most.
  19. 19.

    When did you realize you wanted to be a librarian?

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. When I was a page at our local library. I loved getting to know the regulars, having book discussions, and helping people with finding answers or offering a new book for them to enjoy.
  20. 20.

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

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. I have not implemented a programs for children but I did assist in the summer reading club which is a great program.
  21. 21.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

      User-Submitted Answers

      1. I like to tackle stressful situations one step at a time while ultimately making my way to a positive outcome.
      2. If I feel myself getting stressed I take a calming breath and then tackle the problem. If it is a difficult person that is yelling at me, the calming breath helps me refocus and understand that sometimes these types of people just need to talk. So I can be a listening ear and interject if it starts to disturb the rest of the library. If I am multitasking and it gets to be too much then the calming breath refocuses me and I will take on the situations one at a time.
      3. I dentify what the cause of the stressful situation is, and consider how this could best be tackled. This should be dome as part of a Team and / or in discussion with colleagues in other parts of the Service, ans possible different parts of the service such as HR.