For example, if you refer to “customers” in the special library context, but the academic library refers to “patrons”, modify your cover letter and resume using “patron”. This will facilitate the reader’s ability to draw connections between your experience and their position.
Be honest, confident, and professional. Show them that you have the skills and experience they need by using examples, and convince them that you really want their job (not just any job).
In the interview, David suggests ways that librarians can connect with their patrons using photos and video, communities and networks, and other social media tools.
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