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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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  1. 1.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  2. 2.

    Have you ever dealt with an upset guest at the library before? What was the problem and how did you handle it?

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    What frustrates you the most as a library assistant? How do you go about fixing it/solving it?

  4. 4.

    What task in the library do you typically dislike doing the most?

  5. 5.

    What experiences do you have using a computer in the library?

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    Based on the job description, which of the duties do you feel most comfortable with, and which do you feel may take some time to learn?

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    When have you used a computer to assist a patron at the library? How did you help them?

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    What was the last book you read for fun?

  9. 9.

    What are some of your proudest accomplishments as a library assistant?

  10. 10.

    Would there be any situation where you would refuse to answer a patron's question or request?

  11. 11.

    Tell us about your work experience in libraries.

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    What area of the library do you hope to specialize in?

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    Have you created any special programs in your library before? Were they successful?

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    How would you rate your organizational skills?

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    What is it about our position that interests you the most?

  16. 16.

    Who are some of your favorite authors? Favorite books?

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    If I called your boss right now and asked him or her what is an area that you could improve on, what would he or she say?

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    How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?

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    What three words would you use to describe yourself?

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    Why are you interested in leaving your current position?

  21. 21.

    Why should we hire you?

  22. 22.

    As a Library Assistant, what do you believe is your best asset?

  23. 23.

    If you do not have any post-secondary education, do you plan on receiving that in the future?

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    What are your career goals?

  25. 25.

    What is your philosophy to librarianship?

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    What management style do you prefer working with?

  27. 27.

    Give me a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.