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Library Assistant Mock Interview

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

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List of 27 Library Assistant Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

    What are your career goals?

  5. 5.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

    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?

  12. 12.

    Why are you interested in leaving your current position?

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

    Why should we hire you?

  15. 15.

    What was the last book you read for fun?

  16. 16.

    What three words would you use to describe yourself?

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

    How would you rate your organizational skills?

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

    Tell us about your work experience in libraries.

  23. 23.

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

  24. 24.

    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?

  25. 25.

    Who are some of your favorite authors? Favorite books?

  26. 26.

    What is your philosophy to librarianship?

  27. 27.

    What management style do you prefer working with?