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Library Technician Job Description

Summary

Responsible for acquiring, preparing, and organizing materials and assisting users in locating the appropriate resources.

Primary responsibilities

  • Order and process new materials and equipment.
  • Stock or shelve items.
  • Fax or make copies for patrons.
  • Mend damaged books.
  • Prepare books for binding.
  • Process and maintain periodical files.
  • Assist students with locating information.
  • Help patrons locate print and non-print resources.
  • Check books in and out using computer system.
  • Maintain records of overdue materials.
  • Process fines and accept payments.
  • Patrol library and ensure rules are being followed.
  • Perform typing and keyboarding duties.
  • Change bulbs in lights.
  • Train staff to use online catalog.
  • Check out equipment.
  • Provide assistance with multimedia use.
  • Administer library programs.
  • Handle interlibrary loan requests.
  • Prepare invoices.
  • Code library materials.
  • Register new patrons and issue library cards.
  • Answer questions and refer patrons to librarian.
  • Check in returned materials and inspect for damage.
  • Use tape or paste to repair torn pages or book covers and use other specialized processes to repair more valuable materials.
  • Assist disabled patrons.
  • Market library services.
  • Plan reader advisory programs, used book sales, and other outreach programs.
  • Design posters and bulletin boards.

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