Library Technicians:

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. Compile records; sort and shelve books or other media; remove or repair damaged books or other media; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Includes bookmobile drivers who assist with providing services in mobile libraries.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $25,670.00
Average Time to Fill 26 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 2,449
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -2.51 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Customer Service
Following Directions
Technology and Tool Usage
Conflict Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Training and Teaching Others

Prepare audio-visual teaching aids
Develop instructional materials
Organize informational materials
Teach others how to use audio-visual materials
Train others in the use of library or museum related equipment
Train library or museum personnel

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Order library or museum related supplies, materials, and equipment
Order instructional or library materials or equipment
Monitor library, museum, or institution resources
Distribute instructional or library materials
Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Assist public with using reference tools or finding materials
Resolve customer or public complaints or problems
Assist public with the selection of books or literature
Help patrons use library or archival resources
Assist patrons with locating files, reports, or miscellaneous literature

Processing Information

Compile bibliographies of specialized materials
Maintain historical materials
Sort books or publications
Catalog materials or artifacts for reference
Organize reference materials

Thinking Creatively

Design decorative displays
Design library displays
Develop library or archival databases
Develop complex computer databases

Performing Administrative Activities

Index information resources
Answer questions from customers or the public
Retrieve files or charts
Process library materials

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain educational or training-related records, reports, or files
Maintain public records, reports, or files
Maintain library or museum related records, reports, or files

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Booster Skills & Certifications

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Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

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Clerical Duties
Staff Management
OCLC Connexion
Public Libraries
Copy Cataloging

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