Using Radical Kindness to Rethink Library Interviews

Wednesday, 4/14/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Thanks to COVID-19, the old phrase “We’ve always done it this way” is no longer an excuse. As libraries have re-envisioned services and resources, now is the time to re-think internal practices too. Start with the hiring process. With the move to virtual interviews, how do you boil it down to only its most important components? How can you design an equitable interview experience for the candidate and the library? This presentation will cover strategies for restructuring and conducting interviews, technology considerations, and tips for reducing implicit biases. The takeaway? Learning how to create and conduct interviews through the lens of radical kindness.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Understand what radical kindness is and how to apply it to the interview stage of the hiring process
  • Design a simplified template for interviews, with a focus on virtual experiences
  • Identify communication strategies to ensure equity throughout the interview process
  • Use best practices to reduce implicit bias

Who Should Attend

library hiring managers, library staff serving on search committees, and also librarians/library school students preparing to interview

Presenter

Joe Hardenbrook is Director of Library Services at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI. He is a hiring manager and search committee veteran for everything from entry level librarian positions to senior university leadership positions. His interests in libraries include organizational leadership, user experience, active learning strategies for information literacy, and social media. Be sure to ask Joe about his Lego library.

Registration

Cost

 

Fee
(single webinar)

Participant ($USD)
Core Member (individual) 43
Non-member (individual) 59
Groups (Includes a link to share with your group for safe social distancing viewing) 129

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All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.
 

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Tech Requirements

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Credits

none

Contact

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