Occupational Employment Statistics
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.
|Professional and Business Services||50||$35.74/hr
|Education and Health Services||680||$33.66/hr
|Leisure and Hospitality||20||$26.26/hr
- Check books in and out of the library.
- Arrange for interlibrary loans of materials not available in a particular library.
- Keep up-to-date records of circulation and materials, maintain inventory, and correct cataloging errors.
- Complete minor repairs and cleaning of library resources, equipment, and facilities, such as dusting and fixing printer paper jams.
- Locate unusual or unique information in response to specific requests.
- Supervise daily library operations, budgeting, planning, and personnel activities, such as hiring, training, scheduling, and performance evaluations.
- 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.
- Respond to customer complaints, taking action as necessary.
- Code, classify, and catalog books, publications, films, audio-visual aids, and other library materials based on subject matter or standard library classification systems.