Once you have submitted a completed request form you will receive an email within two weeks from an FLA Career Connects Committee member who will provide you with the contact information of an information/library professional who best matches your request.
The library professional will have pre-indicated their availability and how much time they have to conduct the interview. They are generally brief 30 minute to one hour meetings.
After the FLA has provided you with the contact information it is up to you to make that initial contact and to set up an interview in person, via telephone or by email.
The informational interview is designed to be a one-shot interaction with a library and information professional. It is entirely up to the library professional’s discretion if contact is to be continued after the interview has been completed.
You will be asked to provide (brief) feedback to the FLA regarding your experience with the interview process.
There are no requirements for this service. The informational interview is targeted towards people of all educational backgrounds and experience levels. It is available to both FLA members and non-members.
No. The service is provided by volunteers.
You will be interviewing an FLA member or affiliate who has at least 3 years experience in the information field. The roles of library professionals may include, but are not limited to:
First, read these guidelines:
Next, complete and submit the Informational Interview Request Form.
For additional information and general inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.