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From the Annual Meeting 2006 column of the October 2005 Perspectives

Annual Meeting Job Register: Information for Interviewers

AHA Staff, October 2005

The American Historical Association's annual Job Register provides institutions and candidates with facilities and administrative support for position interviewing during the AHA annual meeting.

You must register for the annual meeting in order to participate in the Job Register, the Book Exhibit, or any of the sessions.

Location

Job Register interviewing tables will be located in the Grand Ballroom, Level 5, Salon H of the Philadelphia Marriott. Job Register administrative services (Information Booth, c.v. collection, and Electronic Search Committee Locator System) will be located in the hallway outside the ballroom. Official Job Register interview suites are in the Marriott and the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Job Register Hours

Thursday, January 5, 12:30–6:00 p.m. (prearranged interviews only). Friday and Saturday, January 6 and 7, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 9:00 a.m.–noon.

Reserving Space at the Job Register

Reservation forms are available on the AHA web page. All interviewing institutions must have a search committee member complete table or suite reservation forms to reserve one table per search and/or one suite for one day only at the Job Register. Be sure to complete the forms, particularly the section for address, contact person, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. Please type or print clearly, and be sure all information has been checked carefully before sending in your reservation request. In addition to submitting the Job Register reservation, all search committee members need to register for the annual meeting in order to use Job Register facilities.

Job Register suites and tables are reserved on a first-come/first-served basis. Reservations received after the deadline of November 15, 2005, may not be considered. We recommend that interviewers overestimate the number of interview time slots they will need, as the rate of responses from job applicants tends to be higher than anticipated.

Suite Reservations. Due to space limitations during the annual meeting, we must limit each institution to one suite for one day only, unless extra suites become available. Suites will be rented at the rate of $80 per half day, and $140 per full day. Half-day reservations are available in four-hour blocks from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The suites are small conference-style rooms that are ideal for interviewing. Each suite is equipped with small tables, chairs, bathroom, and closet. Prepayment is not required. Invoices will be mailed in mid-December.

Keys for suites may be picked up at the Job Register Information Booth. Do not ask hotel staff for suite keys.

Table Reservations. One table per search may be reserved at no cost for each day of the Job Register.

Interviews in Non-Job Register Facilities. The AHA will collect c.v.'s for institutions conducting interviews outside of designated Job Register facilities, include position listings in the Job Register Handout, and provide candidates with all information given to the Job Register staff. To take part in this arrangement, you must agree to comply with the AHA's Guidelines for Interviewing, and review the AHA's policy towards interviews in non-Job Register locations. It is the responsibility of the interviewers to ensure a professional environment. Please let Job Register staff know the hotel and room number as soon as possible by visiting the Information Booth; calling (571) 437-6609; or e-mailing ltownsend@historians.org.

C.V. Collections

If you wish the Job Register staff to collect c.v.'s for you, please indicate this on the suite or table reservation form and attach a copy of the job description(s) to the form when you submit it. If you are holding only prearranged interviews, you do not have to send a complete job description. However, please list the field and specialization so the position can be identified.

Noninterviewing Vacancy Announ-cements and Late Notices

Send in a noninterviewing job announcement by November 15, 2005, and we will include it in the Job Register handout. We will also have bulletin boards available for posting late-breaking notices. Bring four copies of each late-breaking job notice to the Job Register Information Booth for posting.

Suite Cancellations

Suite reservations can be cancelled until December 16, 2005. After this date, invoices will be mailed and no refunds will be made.

Read more information about the Job Register.

The deadline for all suite and table reservations is November 15, 2005.