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I have a telephone job interview next week (Wednesday) for a youth services 
librarian in a public library branch, located in a city and state other than where 
I live.  (Even though I am willing to travel there, although it may be two or three 
weeks before I can make the trip, the woman setting up the interviews suggested 
doing it by telephone.)


I've had such interviews in the past, and I found it difficult to have a positive 
experience.  It feels more professional to meet with interviewers in a library 
setting, and it's rather unsettling to have "gaps" in the conversation while the 
questioners are writing down responses.


That said, I have two questions.  1. Is it more to my advantage to arrange for an 
in-person interview, or are my chances of obtaining the position as good if it is 
conducted by telephone?  2. If I go ahead with the telephone interview, do you have 
any pointers to help make the experience more beneficial?   


I'm sure your collective wisdom can provide much-needed help with this question.  
Thanks in advance!


Recently read A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson.


Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. 
Arnold Lobel 


Basya Karp, Librarian

Shulamith High School and Shulamith School For Girls

Brooklyn, New York

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