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Directing the personnel search part III: preliminary interviews

Gary Fitsimmons (Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee, USA)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Article publication date: 23 August 2011



This article's purpose is to outline what goes into a well‐done library personnel preliminary interview.


The article discusses the elements and considerations involved in orchestrating preliminary interviews and then gives a suggested outline for them.


The article finds that preliminary interviews can be designed to run smoothly and offer both the interviewers and interviewees the chance to elicit the information they need.


The value of the article is to help the leader design preliminary interviews that are constructive and move the search process along.



Fitsimmons, G. (2011), "Directing the personnel search part III: preliminary interviews", The Bottom Line, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 110-112.



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