Our Hiring Process
How Salem State University Library Hires Librarians:
A need for a librarian position is determined and funding for the position is obtained.
Job description is created by the dean and library program area chair.
Search committee is formed.
The position is advertised.
The search committee reviews application, determines which candidates will get phone interviews (usually 12 candidates).
Phone interviews are conducted.
Approximately 5 candiates out of the phone interviews are selected for in-person, all-day interviews.
If most of the candidates are unacceptable, additional in-person interviews will take place.
In-person interviews are completed.
Up to three candidates are sent forward to the dean as finalists.
References are called by the dean.
The dean makes the final decision.
The dean contacts Human Resources.
Before the finalist can begin work and the final hiring completed, the university runs a background check on the candidate.
The candidate receives a contract in the mail.
Procedures set up by Human Resources are followed closely during the entire search process.
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Salem State University Library
352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970