Library Technical Assistant

Provide services and assist public in use of bibliographic tools.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Library Technical Assistants do?

Provides information service, such as answering questions regarding card catalogs, and assists public in use of bibliographic tools, such as Library of Congress catalog: Performs routine descriptive cataloging, such as fiction and children’s literature. Files cards in catalog drawers according to system used. Answers routine inquiries, and refers persons requiring professional assistance to LIBRARIAN. Verifies bibliographic information on order requests. Directs activities of workers in maintenance of stacks or in section of department or division, such as ordering or receiving section of acquisitions department, card preparation activities in catalog department, or limited loan or reserve desk operation of circulation department.

Should I be a Library Technical Assistant?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Cataloging Library Technical Assistant, Information Services Assistant, Learning Resources Assistant See More

    How to Become a
    Library Technical Assistant

    Most Library Technical Assistants 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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