Librarians design, develop and manage physical and online collections in order to deliver innovative services to users. Library collections can include books and e-books, magazines, images, music and video, maps, newspapers, computer games and other digital resources.
Duties & Tasks
Librarians may perform the following tasks:develop, manage and digitise collections
undertake strategic management of information and resources
select, classify and index library and information resources
assist users to identify or interpret information
coordinate and conduct training programmes or promotional events to assist and engage library users
manage and promote library services through websites and social media
train and supervise other staff
create and maintain databases
develop and nurture partnerships, such as with faculty, community organisations, learning providers, authors and publishers
plan and select library infrastructure.
Librarians are assisted in their work by library technicians and library assistants.
good organisational skills
good communication skills
ability to work with people of all ages from diverse social and cultural backgrounds
good problem-solving skills
able to work independently or as part of a team
strong customer service focus.