How to Hire a Library Tech

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day

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Do you know what really makes for a good library IT staffer? Do you wish you knew what pitfalls to look out for when hiring one?

It’s not easy to hire for a position where it’s unlikely you fully understand the position’s responsibilities or challenges, let alone what exact skill set you need a hire to have.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn what to look for and for red flags that can cause issues down the road
  • Find out how job ads can actually turn off qualified applicants
  • Hear real words of wisdom, from current library IT managers

When it comes time to hire your library’s next IT person, you’ll be better prepared!

Laura Solomon ~ Biography

Laura is the Library Services Manager for OPLIN and former Web Applications Manager for Cleveland Public Library. She is responsible for providing and managing all web-related services to all of Ohio’s public libraries. This includes custom web sites and development for more than 25% of Ohio’s library systems.

She has been doing web development and design for over twelve years, in both libraries and as an independent consultant. She speaks on Web-related topics extensively in the public library community and is the author of the book Doing Social Media So It Matters: A Librarians Guide from ALA Publications.

Original broadcast date – January 28,2014