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Are you able to catalog books and materials in Spanish, assigning Spanish as well as English Subject Headings?

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I am not fluent in Spanish, although realistically, good copy can most likely be found on OCLC, and certainly patterns are readily available to assist in creating appropriate Subject Headings.

Expect these questions: 1) The deputy mayor visits your branch, and observes a patron watching porn on a library computer. S/he wants this activity stopped. How do you handle it. (n.b. internet policy including filtering is posted on the library website.) 2) Tell us about a difficult work situation and how you handled it. If a similar situation arose again, what would you do differently?

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What skills or strengths would you bring to this position?

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Why do you want to work for the library, Tell me about yourself, strengths/weakness.

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What would you do with a boy who is misbehaving?

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What would cause you to have a bad day at work?

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Can you help me with a certain part on a computer program?

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"What steps would you take if someone came to the reference desk wanting to know what material was on the outside of a tennis ball?"

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not really a question but listening to a diatribe about current employees

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