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Tuesday, October 10 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Group Interview: A Unique Method of Evaluating Faculty Candidates

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OBJECTIVE

To see if using a smaller search committee, a shorter timeline, and a modified version of the Assessment Center Group Interview would shorten the time it takes to successfully recruit a new faculty librarian.

METHODS

The traditional university library faculty search process can take 6-8 months from time of job posting until the new faculty member’s first day on the job.  Faced with a vacancy and a new deputy director, we embarked on a mission to significantly shorten the search process.  The search committee consisted of three faculty from the department, rather than the usual five person committee with representation from several departments.  We shortened the job posting time, completed the initial review in half the usual time, and finished with a unique final interview process during which we invited all the final candidates to interview on the same day in a hybrid of the traditional faculty interview mixed with the Assessment Center Interview.  To gather more information on this experiment, we will send surveys to the following groups to gather their thoughts, anonymously, on the process:

1. the final candidates and
2. the library staff and faculty

Additionally, we plan to survey our American Association of Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) colleagues to discover if any have used any version of the Assessment Center Interview.

RESULTS & CONCLUSIONS

To be determined

 

Presenters
avatar for Ben Harnke

Ben Harnke

Education & Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
avatar for Lilian Hoffecker

Lilian Hoffecker

Research Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
avatar for Lisa Traditi

Lisa Traditi

Deputy Director, Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


Tuesday October 10, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Black and Gold Room Tiger Hotel
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