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I work at a small suburb library in a fairly nice neighborhood (high median income, low crime, etc). Recently we've been having a range of behaviors issues with the kids/teens, which has escalated because of the librarians frustration with managing the larger than normal youth crowd. How have other youth librarians managed large crowds of hyper kids/teens? How can we teach our staff to be enthusiastic and excited about kids in the library?
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I'm looking for a new resume template. The ones I like end up looking cheesy when I put my information in. Also, is it a sin to have a two-page resume?
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I have been working at my library for eight years started as a page and worked myself up as a librarian while getting my masters. Right before I graduated a posting went up and I applied (I had talked to the director before and he assured me he was looking out for me) I applied and then they took someone else. I talked to him after and he said that something else will be coming down the line. Should I believe him?
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I am starting my first semester working toward my MLIS. The main question I have is can you have to broad of a range in study? I want to dip my fingers in every aspect, but I worry that it may not be a good idea because i will not have a depth of knowledge on specific area. I was wondering if it is impossible to become a youth services librarian without any prior course work in the field? Currently, I am working in a public library and will gain experience that way. Is that enough?
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I'm almost finished with my MLIS & starting the search for a library job. I have decent connections in the Public Library I'd like to work in (I have to stay local-ish) & have applied for paraprofessional work. Meanwhile, a non-accredited for-profit school is hiring for a "librarian" sans MLIS. My question: in this job market and with my inability to (significantly) relocate, do I take any job with "library" in the title, or should I wait for a full, professional public library position?
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What type of questions are likely to be asked in an interview for a manager position at a public library? This would be adult services. This topic may have been covered before, but thank you for any help.
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What do librarians think of the "Your Health Today" textbook controversy in Fremont,CA?
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Hello, I am doing research about providing programming about sex to adults which could range anywhere from health concerns to erotica to lifestyle. Has anyone had any experience with these types of programs? Has language ever been a concern, for example, slang, explicitness, medical terminology etc.
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What is the logic behind a public library giving the full-time paraprofessional positions to outside candidates instead of internal ones? I recently applied for a full-time position, but was offered the part-time equivalent. The full-time positions were all given to external candidates. I feel hurt, betrayed, and of course angry. I accepted the position because I have no choice, but wonder why am I not good enough to be full-time.
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I really want to relocate in my profession, but I suspect that employers will see my out of state address and not even consider my application. Can anyone offer advice on how to go about this process? Thank you!