Library Assistants, Clerical

General Information

Description

Compile records, and sort, shelve, issue, and receive library materials such as books, electronic media, pictures, cards, slides and microfilm. Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title. Register patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government63.35%
  2. Private, for profit17.83%
  3. Private, not for profit17.69%
  4. Federal government0.72%
  5. Self-employed0.22%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Overall employment of library technicians and assistants is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030. Despite limited employment growth, about 26,800 openings for library technicians and assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$28,730

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$43,490
$20,570
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 49%
  • Some college 14%
  • Associate's degree 12%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • Less than high school 8%
  • Bachelor's degree 4%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Clerical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Education and Training

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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