Classify library materials according to subject matter.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Classifiers do?

Classifies library materials, such as books, audiovisual materials, and periodicals, according to subject matter: Reviews materials to be classified and searches information sources, such as book reviews, encyclopedias, and technical publications to determine subject matter of materials. Selects classification numbers and descriptive headings according to Dewey Decimal, Library of Congress, or other classification systems. Makes sample cards containing author, title, and classification number to guide CATALOG LIBRARIAN in preparing catalog cards for books and periodicals. Assigns classification numbers, descriptive headings, and explanatory summaries to book and catalog cards to facilitate locating and obtaining materials. Composes annotations of material content.

Should I be a Classifier?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Classifier

    Most Classifiers have a Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:sec9lr&chl=no+college+%2813%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2843%25%29|master%27s+%288%25%29|doctorate+%2830%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,13,43
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