If you work in a medium- to large-size public library and are responsible for hiring employees, both professional and clerical, you'll find Rubin's guide a help for this process. Topics include prerequisites for hiring, recruiting, the hiring process, and training new employees. Rubin also covers the legal aspects that employers must take into consideration and shows how such laws as the Equal Opportunity Employment Act (EOE) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must be adhered to from application to employment and beyond. Bibliographic sources as well as sample forms and policies add to the text. Recommended for library managers and personnel departments.-- Marie Bruni, Hun tington Memorial Lib., Oneonta, N.Y.
Deals with legal considerations, prerequisites to the hiring process, conducting the process itself, and orientation and training. Among the appendices are uniform guidelines on employee selection procedures, the hiring policy of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, sample forms and letters, and guidelines for interview questions (what should not be asked). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)