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Independence, MO
1001 to 5000 employees
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Mid-Continent Public Library Reviews

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    I have been working at Mid-Continent Public Library part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing group of people to work with, and for!
    Very flexible with scheduling.
    Very low stress job, for the most part.
    As a page, you have some interactions with the public but it's not constant.

    Cons

    Financial compensation isn't the greatest, but then again this is a very simple job.

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Mid-Continent Public Library Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Mid-Continent Public Library.

    Interview

    Short phone interview is first, be prepared to answer standard interview questions (ex. Why did you apply for this job?). Then the formal interview is with the branch manager and assistant manager at the branch in a small office. The interviewers were friendly and asked questions from a (quite lengthy) packet. Most questions were broad and therefore easy to apply to your past jobs. However some were difficult to answer without library experience. At the end I was given a very simple computer test: find a book on the MCPL website. I was really surprised I wasn't asked anything about books in general, it was all customer service related. Overall, I agree with the other comments that it's a lengthy interview for a part-time hourly job that doesn't require a degree. I too got the feeling it's difficult for an outsider (even with a degree) to get these positions.

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