As you likely don’t remember, my current position is/was contract till the end of this month. The college I work for has posted it now as full-time permanent, as well as a new Information Literacy Consultant position. I applied for both and will be interviewed for both at the same time (I guess HR doesn’t want to interview me twice).
The IL one is a librarian position, my current one is a reference position, but ‘Library Technician’. I’d prefer the IL position but I also know I have a lot of competition for that one, and less for the LT one.
I remember after I interviewed for this position a coworker mentioned how she heard I actually didn’t interview well; that I didn’t sell myself at all. Eek! Knowing that my boss along with two coworkers will be on the hiring committee actually doesn’t calm me at all. I do want what’s best for this library, and so I understand if they hire someone else for the IL position, yet I can’t help but also want it for myself.
So, I’ve returned to the site that seems to have the best information on interviewing for librarians: Lisjobs.com. Hopefully I’ll pick up a few things – I still hate that darn “strengths and weaknesses” question that every interviewer seems to ask. I think the fact that I’ve been presenting to a lot of classes lately has helped since it has made me more comfortable in front of a group. Well, time to get back to reference work!