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Library Assistants, Clerical

Also called: Library Aide, Library Assistant, Library Circulation Assistant, Library Clerk

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What they do:
Compile records, sort, shelve, issue, and receive library materials such as books, electronic media, pictures, cards, slides and microfilm. Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title. Register patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials.
On the job, you would:
  • Sort books, publications, and other items according to established procedure and return them to shelves, files, or other designated storage areas.
  • Open and close library during specified hours and secure library equipment, such as computers and audio-visual equipment.
  • Locate library materials for patrons, including books, periodicals, tape cassettes, Braille volumes, and pictures.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Library software
  • Cataloging software
  • ResourceMate Plus
Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$25,810
$18,630
$41,850
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