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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.
  • Working conditions
    Librarians are assisted in their work by library technicians and library assistants.
    Personal requirements
  • 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.
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