Librarians (NOC 5111)

Occupation related to information and communications technology

Job titles

Nature of work

Librarians select, develop, organize and maintain library collections and provide advisory services for users. They are employed in libraries or in a department within a library.

Fields of interest

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

Main duties

  • Librarians perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Recommend acquisition of books, periodicals and audio-visual, interactive media and other materials for inclusion in library collection
  • - Provide reference services
  • - Select, classify, catalogue and weed library materials
  • - Prepare bibliographies, indexes, reading lists, guides and other finding aids
  • - Develop systems to access library collections
  • - Perform manual, on-line and interactive media reference searches to assist users in accessing library materials and arrange for interlibrary loans
  • - Develop taxonomies using various information and data sources
  • - Provide specialized programs for children, seniors and other groups
  • - Conduct library information and orientation training programs and tours
  • - Perform related administrative duties and supervise library technicians, assistants and clerks.

Main characteristics of the occupation

These headings are provided for the following occupation(s) :

Librarians (NOC 5111)

Employment requirements

  • * A master's degree in library science is required.

Skill type

  • Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

Skill level

  • Professional

More information

  • * Progression to library management positions is possible with experience.