Librarians


Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, educational institutions, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.
Also called: Librarian, Library Media Specialist, Public Services Librarian, Reference Librarian

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • group things in different ways
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Concern for Others

Technology:

    Library software
  • Ex Libris Group Voyager
  • MC2 Systems Auto Librarian
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured query language SQL
    Web page creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash Player
  • Really Simple Syndication RSS

Education:

    master's degree
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