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1451 – Library assistants and clerks

Library assistants and clerks issue and receive library materials, sort and shelve books and provide general library information to users. They also perform clerical functions. Library clerks are employed by libraries or other establishments with library services.

Profile

Example titles

  • Circulation clerk - library
  • Interlibrary loan clerk
  • Library assistant
  • Library page
  • Periodicals clerk
  • Reference clerk
  • Shelving clerk - library

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Issue and receive library books and other materials
  • Sort and reshelve books and other library materials
  • Perform clerical activities such as manual and electronic filing and record payments received
  • Maintain journal subscriptions
  • Assist library users in accessing library materials and online resources, and in making interlibrary loans.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.

Additional information

  • Progression to more senior positions is possible with experience and post-secondary education related to library science.

Exclusions

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
1 - Business, finance and administration occupations
Skill level
C - Occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training.
Major group
14 - Office support occupations
Minor group
145 - Library, correspondence and other clerks
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2016 Version 1.0
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