Library Technicians

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Occupation Description

Library technicians support librarians by helping visitors in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate materials as requested and by answering inquiries that necessitate only brief conference of typical reference. They also collect records; sort and shelve books and items and check resources in and out of the circulation process. They are also tasked with the removal or repair of damaged books or other media and regularly register clients. They often replace materials in shelving area or files. Bookmobile drivers who assist with providing amenities in mobile libraries are included in this job title.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

100230

Job Openings By 2020

59500

Growth Rate

8.9%

Required Education

Postsecondary non-degree award
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth