Group interviews for a cohort hire: Lessons learned at the University of Wyoming

Cheryl Goldenstein, Cassandra Kvenild, Kristina A. Clement, Samantha Cook, Michelle P. Green

Abstract

After several years of hiring freezes, the University of Wyoming (UW) Libraries received approval from university administration to recruit three entry-level librarians for our Research and Instruction Services (R&I) department. Staffing reductions made dedicated librarian support for disciplines unrealistic, so three traditional liaison positions were reframed as learning and engagement, student success, and instructional design librarians to align with the university’s emphasis on undergraduate retention. Library administration assembled a committee in January 2018 to conduct a triple search.

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