Bekka (shift_in_a_star) wrote in catalogers,

Cataloger interview

Okay, so this is one of those "I just joined this community because I need advice, but I'll love you forever if you help me!" posts. I graduated with an MLS and School Media certification in May, and I have an interview with my local public library tomorrow afternoon, for a copy cataloger position. I did kind of enjoy my cataloging class (crazy, I know), and I love this library, so I think this might be a perfect job for me. The problem is that I might have exaggerated a little bit on the "tell us why you deserve this position" part of the application. I definitely talked up my experience working with MARC records in my current job (where all I do with the records is change two-disc DVDs to two pieces) and in my student teaching (where I helped my supervising teacher figure out what to do with the Geronimo Stilton books, apparently written by a mouse and cataloged in various ways by our various catalogers). I've been going through my notes from my cataloging class, and skimming the AACR2, but I'm not sure what I should brush up on. I'm just kind of terrified that they'll figure out that I was totally BS-ing them, and they'll call me on it, and I won't get the job (or any job at this library, for that matter).

So in case that paragraph had too many run-on sentences for you, my basic question is "what should I expect them to ask me in my interview for a copy cataloging position?" Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer me!

crossposted to catalogers and library_grrls
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