(NOC 5111)

Career Description

Librarians develop, organize and maintain library collections and provide advisory services for users. They may supervise technicians, assistants and clerks. They may specialize in particular collections or work in information management areas such as maintaining Web sites or providing training in Internet resources.

Duties May Include

Librarians perform some or all of the following duties:

Select and develop library collections through the acquisition of books, periodicals, audio-visual/interactive media, and other materials to be included in library collections

Classify, catalogue, and weed library materials and prepare bibliographies, indexes, reading lists, and other aids to find reference material

Provide reference services and manual searches, interactive media, Internet, and CD-ROM material as well as develop systems to access the library collections

Provide specialized services for children, seniors, and other groups

Conduct library information/orientation tours

Perform administrative duties and supervise library technicians, assistants, and clerks

Examples of Titles

Database Librarian
Reference Librarian

Where They Work

Librarians work in libraries or in a department within a library.

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Modified on January 26, 2022