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.
* Concern for Others
* Self Control
* Attention to Detail
* Analyze patrons' requests to determine needed information and assist in furnishing or locating that information.
* Teach library patrons basic computer skills, such as searching computerized databases.
* Review and evaluate materials, using book reviews, catalogs, faculty recommendations, and current holdings to select and order print, audio-visual, and electronic resources.
Education, Training, and Library
Sample Job Titles
Access Services Librarian, Bibliographer, Bookmobile Librarian, Catalog Librarian, Cataloger, Catalogue Librarian, Cataloguer, Chemical Librarian, Children's Librarian, Circulation Manager, Classifier, Collection Development Librarian, Digital Librarian, Document Manager, Electronic Resources Librarian, Elementary Librarian, Film Librarian, Hospital Librarian, Information Scientist, Institution Librarian, Instruction Librarian, Interlibrary Loan Services Librarian, International Broadcast Music Librarian, Librarian, Library Associate, Library Circulation Department Chief, Library Director, Library Media Specialist, Library Services Coordinator, Library Specialist, Library Supervisor, Media Center Specialist, Media Librarian, Media Specialist, Medical Librarian, Medical Record Librarian, News Librarian, Outreach Librarian, Prison Librarian, Public Services Librarian, Record Librarian, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Reference Librarian, Reference Services Head, Research Librarian, School Librarian, School Library Media Specialist, Serials Librarian, Special Collections Librarian, Special Library Librarian, Systems Librarian, Technical Services Librarian, Visual Education Director, Youth Services Librarian.