Librarian Ire

Monday, September 18, 2006

What's with Hiring Committees?

I know you all have examples...

Here is the most recent example of hiring genius in my crappy crappy library:

Librarian left for greener pastures at the beginning of the summer. Hiring committee sat on their hands for awhile then interviewed. They brought in 3 candidates. 2 of them I knew and were both pretty qualified, one much more so. The 3rd candidate was a wonder - why this person? Qualifications were much less than the other 2 and probably most of the applicants. Here are the kickers though. The application specifically stated "send as pdf" - she sent as a Word file. The cover letter was three pages of rambling nonsence. When she came to interview? She was wearing a t-shirt. A plain, scoop neck cotton t-shirt.

Guess which one they hired?

She started last week while I was off, so I'm sure there will be lots more lovely stories forthcoming from this savant.

3 comment(s):

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By Blogger Dr. WhoAmI, at 4:07 PM  

If the hiring process is anything like my library, the committee probably took so long deciding that their first, second, and third choices had accepted positions at better places with more pay.

It's really fun when the committee decides, why replace anyone? Let's just dissolve the position!

By Blogger Vampire Librarian, at 6:02 PM  

dr.whoami clearly doesn't know who he's messing with!

By Blogger Loki, at 2:23 PM  

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