Becoming a Library Technician
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Becoming a Library Technician

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Assists Librarians and other information managers in organising and operating systems for handling recorded material and files.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Average pay $47,875
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,400

What does a Library Technician do?

  • mounting and preparing objects for display
  • designing and arranging exhibit furnishings, display cases and display areas
  • assisting in setting up lighting and display equipment
  • receiving, shipping, packing and unpacking exhibits
  • ordering new library materials and maintaining library records and circulation systems
  • cataloguing printed and recorded material
  • entering data into databases and editing computer records
  • operating audiovisual and reprographic equipment

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