Occupational Employment Statistics
25-4022 Librarians and Media Collections Specialists
Administer and maintain libraries or collections of information, for public or private access through reference or borrowing. Work in a variety of settings, such as educational institutions, museums, and corporations, and with various types of informational materials, such as books, periodicals, recordings, films, and databases. Tasks may include acquiring, cataloging, and circulating library materials, and user services such as locating and organizing information, providing instruction on how to access information, and setting up and operating a libraryâ€™s media equipment.
|Professional and Business Services||50||$40.54/hr
|Education and Health Services||1,100||$38.70/hr
|Leisure and Hospitality||20||$24.34/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.
- 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.
- Confer with teachers to select course materials and to determine which training aids are best suited to particular grade levels.
- 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.