Library assistants and clerks (NOC 1451)

Job titles

Nature of work

Library assistants and clerks issue and receive library materials, sort and shelve books and provide general library information to users. They also perform clerical functions. Library clerks are employed by libraries or other establishments with library services.

Fields of interest

  • Entering or verify data and information, sorting, filing
  • Working in an office
  • Working in the arts, culture, music, or recreation
  • Writing, working in communications and information

Main duties

  • Library assistants and clerks perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Issue and receive library books and other materials
  • - Sort and reshelve books and other library materials
  • - Perform clerical activities such as manual and electronic filing and record payments received
  • - Maintain journal subscriptions
  • - Assist library users in accessing library materials and online resources, and in making interlibrary loans.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Not available for this occupation.

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is usually required.

Skill type

  • Business, finance and administration occupations

Skill level

  • Intermediate

More information

  • * Progression to more senior positions is possible with experience and post-secondary education related to library science.

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