May 18, 2022

New Report: “Core Best Practices for Academic Interviews”

From a Core Announcement:

The library profession has seen radical change in people’s thinking about all aspects of work and life, due in part to the sudden and prolonged shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing calls for social justice and antiracism in our services and practices. While many manuals for hiring and interviewing exist, including those in professional library associations and organizations, they may already be out of step with the rapid changes of recent years. The free document, “Core Best Practices for Academic Interviews“, seeks to capture emerging best practices as well as recommendations to encourage organizations to audit their interview processes to determine how unexamined assumptions and traditional practices may be disadvantageous to some applicants


The Core Academic Interviews Project Team spent six months creating this report, surveying emerging trends, reading current literature, and seeking feedback from the profession at large. Team members Xan Arch, Lori Birrell, Kristin E. Martin, and Renna Redd shared, “Our group came together out of a shared desire to question ‘the way we’ve always done things.’ We hope that these best practices give practitioners support as they seek to bring about meaningful change to make their interviewing processes more inclusive for both candidates and the hiring institution.”

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.