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10 Questions to Ask New Administrators



Pretend for a second that your organization is hiring a new administrator – a library director, assistant/deputy director, or something similar. What 2.0 questions might you ask? Here’s a list of 10 questions from the Logic+Emotion blog to ask a marketing agency executive:

  1. Do you read blogs. Which ones?
  2. Do you have a personal blog? What’s it about?
  3. Do you participate in at least one social network? Which one?
  4. Have you ever uploaded a video online? What did you use to do it?
  5. What’s your favorite search engine. Why?
  6. Have you ever used an online classified service like craigslist?
  7. Besides making phone calls—how else do you use your mobile phone?
  8. Have you ever registered a domain name?
  9. Do you use social bookmarks or tagging?
  10. Do you use a feed reader of some sort? Which one? Why?

The author goes on to explain: “You are looking for a sense of understanding that only comes with
experiencing something for yourself … It’s not important
to have done everything in this list—but it’s critical to have done
SOME of it.” The goal is to find a basic level of understanding, to find (in this case) a marketing executive that gets new media, new media outlets, and understands how customers digitally interact.

Now – think back to that library administrator. How might he/she answer these questions? Better yet – HOW would you want these questions answered?

Something to think about…

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  • In My Dreams

    Oh, I wish I could blog this list, but I will settle for an anonymous comment instead. I think I can say with little hesitation that my Dean and most, if not all, of my ADs can do/have done NONE of these things. That makes me incredibly sad.

  • In My Dreams

    Oh, I wish I could blog this list, but I will settle for an anonymous comment instead. I think I can say with little hesitation that my Dean and most, if not all, of my ADs can do/have done NONE of these things. That makes me incredibly sad.