Library technicians carry out the day-to-day tasks of operating a library. They are sometimes referred to as a library assistants, as they often work under or are supervised by a librarian. Sometimes, however, in smaller libraries they may be the only person on staff. The daily tasks of a library technician include assisting readers in the use of library catalogs, classification of materials, data input to assist in acquiring materials, assisting in the provision of reference services, and determining circulation procedures. Additionally, technicians typically compile records, sort and shelve books, remove or repair damaged books, and replace materials in shelving areas.
Library Technician Tasks
Check materials in and out of the circulation process.
Compile records; sort and shelve books; remove or repair damaged books.
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.
Replace materials in shelving area or files.