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www.mymcpl.org
Independence, MO
1001 to 5000 employees
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    I have been working at Mid-Continent Public Library part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, lots of training, very flexible hours, decent pay.

    Cons

    There are very few full-time jobs if that's what you want.

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    Access Specialist I Interview

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    Application

    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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