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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

25-4031 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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southwest Minnesota 8013$20.16/hr$14.83/hr$16.04/hr$19.23/hr$24.57/hr$24.57/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Information30$19.04/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services320$24.57/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public Administration600$20.50/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 10$19.23/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$23.73/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$19.23/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$18.64/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 40$19.65/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$19.34/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$19.65/hr-6.9%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$18.50/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$23.80/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 80$19.23/hr-4.0%
Northeast Minnesota 90$23.70/hr-1.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$23.70/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$18.79/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 100$23.80/hr-1.3%
St Cloud MN MSA 110$19.65/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 140$19.65/hr-1.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 480$24.23/hr-5.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 580$23.56/hrN/A
Minnesota 960$23.56/hr-4.3%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Library Assistants, Clerical 1,790$18.69/hr-3.8%
Office Clerks, General 52,900$19.71/hr-3.3%
Tellers 5,800$18.84/hr-12.1%


  • Reserve, circulate, renew, and discharge books and other materials.
  • File catalog cards according to system used.
  • Sort and deliver library mail and packages.
  • Catalogue and sort books and other print and non-print materials according to procedure and return them to shelves, files, or other designated storage areas.
  • Catalogue and sort books and other print and non-print materials according to procedure and return them to shelves, files, or other designated storage areas.
  • Check for damaged library materials, such as books or audio-visual equipment, and provide replacements or make repairs.
  • Answer routine telephone or in-person reference inquiries, referring patrons to librarians for further assistance, when necessary.
  • Verify bibliographical data for materials, including author, title, publisher, publication date, and edition.
  • Deliver and retrieve items throughout the library by hand or using pushcart.
  • Organize and maintain periodicals and reference materials.