Library technicians assist librarians and other information managers to organise and control library and information systems. They are involved in all facets of library functions, including circulation, acquisitions and reference work. They usually work under the supervision of librarians, but may also supervise other staff.
Duties & Tasks
Library technicians may perform the following tasks:assist library visitors to find information
process and maintain new and existing library resources
maintain library records in library management systems
catalogue resources such as books, magazines, e-books and other digital information
conduct library tours and other appropriate training programmes
assist patrons with their use of audiovisual materials, online databases and internet services.
The work done by library technicians varies with the size and type of library. In large libraries, they may specialise in one or more areas (cataloguing, online services or children's services, for example). They may also work in specialist libraries such as school, academic or corporate libraries.
a keen eye for detail
good communication skills
good organisational skills
aptitude for working with computers
good interpersonal and customer service skills.