Librarians (NOC 5111)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
1,500
Skill level
Professional (usually a university degree)

Occupation related to information and communications technology

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.

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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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.

Employment requirements

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

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