job talks/presentations for job interviews
For all you academic librarians out there, how did your presentation/job talk go? Did you have a prepared speech, a power point, handouts?
I had all those things. But the two candidates we're interviewing here for a librarian position did not. It's kind of strange. I just always assumed that for your job interview presentation you'd do something formal and polished, like you were presenting at a conference or teaching a class. These two candidates used the presentation to give us a personal bio, show some of the projects they've been working on, and take questions. They were very informal and not at all organized. One guy went waaaaay over the time limit too.
Maybe it's my public speaking background but this seemed very odd to me. What are other librarians' experiences with the job talk/presentation? Am I just a fuddy-duddy? Is this the new big thing? Or did these guys miss the concept?