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What does a Library Technician do?
Library Technicians are highly trained in library procedures, enabling a graduate Library Technician to provide support and assistance to Librarians in any type of library: Government, Public, Academic, School and Special.
They perform duties requiring special skills and techniques such as:
- descriptive cataloguing, classification, coding and processing of print and audio-visual material
- interlibrary loans
- reader and public service functions including circulation, fiction services, storytelling, children’s and young adult materials
- reference services including use of all major dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes, handbooks, directories, and year books
- bibliographic services
- operation of audio-visual equipment
- production of instructional materials and maintenance of files
- public relations, including planning and implementing visual displays and programs
- management, including supervision of staff and volunteers
- library automation applications, including acquisitions
- online database searching
Future employers, please hire a correctly trained Library Technician. It will save you money and remember that highly skilled Library Technicians will get the job done. Make a Library Technician a part of your library staff.