Library Technicians


Assist librarians by helping readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard reference. Compile records; sort and shelve books or other media; remove or repair damaged books or other media; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Includes bookmobile drivers who assist with providing services in mobile libraries.
Also called: Library Assistant, Library Associate, Library Technical Assistant (LTA), Library Technician

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
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • group things in different ways
  • order or arrange things

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
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others

Technology:

    Library software
  • Online Computer Library Center OCLC
  • SirsiDynix Symphony
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Ex Libris Group Aleph
  • Microsoft Access
    Word processing software
  • HandyFile Find and Replace Text Aid Kit
  • Microsoft Word

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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