A Library Technician helps librarians to buy and organize materials and to help people to find books and other materials.
• Direct visitors to materials.
• Prepare books/materials for binding.
• Check books out and in for people.
• Organize books, magazines, videos, and cds.
• Use a computer for research.
• In school libraries, they may teach students how to use the library and computers.
Where and When:
• Public libraries
• School libraries
• Business or law offices
• Associations or government offices
• Most work regular hours, but sometimes evenings and weekends
What or Who They Work With:
• They work with librarians, archivists, and the general public.
• They use scanners, computers, and sometimes drive bookmobiles.
• They need to be able to sit at a desk for long periods, as well as do some lifting when stacking books.
Education and Training:
• Most library technician jobs require a high school degree, and some require a certificate or associate's degree.
• Many libraries require that library technicians have some experience volunteering or working in a library.
• Often, library technicians in public schools must meet the same requirements as teacher assistants.
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- Receptionist and information clerk
- Teacher assistant
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