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 collectionsundertake strategic management of information and resourcesselect, classify and index library and information resourcesassist users to identify or interpret informationcoordinate and conduct training programmes or promotional events to assist and engage library users manage and promote library services through websites and social mediatrain and supervise other staffcreate and maintain databasesdevelop and nurture partnerships, such as with faculty, community organisations, learning providers, authors and publishersplan 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.