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Library Technician

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Minimum Education Required for this Career

Basic Certificate
Advanced Certificate
Associate's Degree
4+ year Degree
Associate's Degree
$21,906

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Nature of the Work

‚ÄčLibrary technicians typically:
  • Help patrons find and use library resources, such as reference materials, audiovisual equipment, computers and other electronic resources, and provide technical assistance when needed.
  • Answer routine telephone or in-person reference inquiries, referring patrons to librarians for further assistance, when necessary.
  • Process print and non-print library materials to prepare them for inclusion in library collections.
  • Reserve, circulate, renew, and discharge books and other materials.
  • Catalogue and sort books and other print and non-print materials according to procedure, and return them to shelves, files, or other designated storage areas.
  • Provide assistance to teachers and students by locating materials and helping to complete special projects.
  • Organize and maintain periodicals and reference materials.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot problems with library equipment including computers, photocopiers, and audiovisual equipment.
  • Deliver and retrieve items throughout the library by hand or using pushcart.
  • Train other staff, volunteers or student assistants, and schedule and supervise their work.

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Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics and the American Community Survey. Wage estimates are also affected by county-level Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) earnings by industry. The Nature of the Work description is from O*Net Online, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.