When a position for Interlibrary Loan Librarian came open at Georgia Southern University in the latter part of 2015, I was intrigued. Although ensconced happily in a public library position and a 10-year veteran of public systems, the lure of an academic position-along with logistical considerations-prompted me to apply for the position. I believe my observations about the hiring, though anecdotal, begin to unravel a conversation comparing and contrasting academic libraries with public libraries, possibly to the benefit of both institutions.
Zach's Ladder: MLIS Roundtable Discussion Group
"Well, That Took A While: An Anecdotal Comparison of the Job Application Process Between Public and Academic Libraries."
Library Faculty Presentations.