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Librarian Interview


The process took 3 days - interviewed at King County Library System in April 2008.

Interview Details – The interview process consisted of a telephone interview and two face-to-face interviews. All of this was not to compete for an actual job, but for an opportunity to be put into the "pool" in case a job opened up. All in all it was quite unsatisfying, because even after three long sessions, even if you are successful, you aren't getting a job. You're given the opportunity to wait, along with 180 other poor fools.

Interview Question – Only question I can remember is, "what book would you suggest for someone who likes to read Georgette Heyer?"   View Answer

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Library Page Interview

Library Page

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at King County Library System.

Interview Details – Applied online, was contacted for an interview about a week later. The interview was on-site with two supervisors and took about 20 minutes. First, they gave me a skills test of putting library books - both fiction and nonfiction - in order on a cart. Then they asked me a few basic questions like "Why do you want to work here? Can you perform the physical duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation? This library has materials that some may find offensive, do you have any objections to handling materials that you may find offensive in nature?" If you have prior customer service experience, this interview should not be hard. You'll be asked to give examples of how you would handle difficult people, things like that.

Interview Question – A patron is using the computer and is looking at material you find offensive. How would you handle the situation?   View Answer

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