- Job Descriptions
Responsible for helping people find information and access resources, including paper records, books, digital libraries, the Internet, catalogues, and microfilm, in a library. Manages staff, directs programs, and ensures the public has access to information in an organized manner.
- Help the public access information within a library.
- Check out books, magazines, eReaders, and other materials for patrons.
- Search for, acquire, and provide information regarding various inquiries.
- Help users navigate the Internet, make copies using a copier, and check in books.
- Acquire, prepare, and classify materials.
- Write abstracts and summaries.
- Oversee the management and planning of libraries.
- Negotiate contracts for services, materials, and equipment.
- Supervise library employees.
- Perform public relations and fundraising.
- Raise awareness about events and lectures at the library.
- Prepare budgets and direct activities.
- Read book reviews.
- Recommend books and novellas to patrons.
- Select and purchase materials from publishers, wholesalers, and distributors.
- Enter classification information and descriptions of materials into electronic catalogs.
- Analyze collections and compile lists of books, periodicals, articles, audiovisual materials, and electronic resources on particular subjects.
- Collect and organize books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other materials in a specific field, such as rare books, genealogy, or music.
- Conduct classes.
- Write grants to gain funding for research.
- Maintain computerized databases.
- Develop and index databases and help train users to develop searching skills.