Library assistants and clerks (NOC 1451)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2017-2019)
Minimum 16.00$
Median 22.00$
Maximum 27.00$
Job prospect
Employment in 2018
Skill level
Intermediate (generally a secondary school diploma)

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.

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
  • - Continued…
  • - Maintain journal subscriptions
  • - Assist library users in accessing library materials and online resources, and in making interlibrary loans.

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is usually required.

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