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If you are the type of person who loves literature and can get lost in a book, becoming a librarian could be the perfect job. Working in a library not only provides you with an opportunity to be surrounded by books but it also gives you a chance to help others develop their own love of reading.

Library Paraprofessional


Posted June 25, 2017, Denver, CO
Essential Functions and Objectives: The Library Paraprofessional supports library staff by performing general library.... Duties may include coding, classifying, cataloging, receiving, checking out, and shelving library materials. May explain...

Instruction Assistant- Library Graduate Students Only


Posted June 25, 2017, Lakewood, CO
The Library Instruction Assistants provide research help and staff coverage, teach library instruction sessions... some weekday evenings (until 9:00 pm, Mondays-Thursdays) and occasional Saturdays (8:00 am – 4:00 pm). The Library Instruction...

Bilingual Library Assistant


Posted June 25, 2017, Colorado
Summary: Actively assists library customers with finding and using library resources, including the online catalog... locating and using library resources, including the online catalog, public computers and variously-formatted materials...

Library Director


Posted June 25, 2017, Dolores, CO
library science and technology or be willing to acquire such knowledge. The Director should have strong organizational... all areas of library function. The candidate should have high standards for public service and be committed to the mission...

Library Program Associate - 20 hours per week


Posted June 25, 2017, Denver, CO
What you'd do: Work at the Smiley Branch Library to create positive experiences for library customers by providing... programming and outreach, designed to educate and promote library usage, to a wide variety of audiences. Provide early literacy...

Library Program Associate - 20 hours per week


Posted June 25, 2017, USA
What you'd do: Work at the Rodolfo Gonzales Branch Library to create positive experiences for library customers... by providing programming and outreach, designed to educate and promote library usage, to a wide variety of audiences. Provide early...

Library Assistant


Posted June 24, 2017, Colorado
JOB SUMMARY: Under the limited supervision, this position is responsible for assisting the Library team in performing... librarian duties and basic clerical duties associated with a library. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: working...

Lowden, IA Library Director (Part-time)


Posted June 23, 2017, Lowden, IA
Lowden, IA Library Director Due to retirement, the Lowden Public Library is looking for an engaged, forward thinking... Director with leadership skills and professionalism, excellent community relations, and the ability to take the Library to the...

Library Associates-Part-Time


Posted June 23, 2017, USA
Role: Answers patron requests for information and assistance, assists patrons with self-check and library technology... of contact for patrons in assistance with using library materials and information, guiding them in searching the catalog and stacks...

Library Technical Assistant II - Library for the Performing Arts


Posted June 22, 2017, Manhattan, NY
ability to apply for a job. Returning Candidate? Library Technical Assistant II - Library for the Performing Arts Library Technical Assistant II... - Library for the Performing Arts Job ID 2017-9732 # of Openings Remaining 1 Location US-NY-Manhattan Type Full-Time...

Assistant Library Director


Posted June 21, 2017, Grand Haven, MI
Full Time Embracing diversity ASSISTANT LIBRARY DIRECTOR 40 hours, evening and weekend hours. Apply at: Spring... Lake District Library 123 E. Exchange St. Spring Lake EOE...

Library Information Assistant


Posted June 21, 2017, Manhattan, NY
ability to apply for a job. Returning Candidate? Library Information Assistant Library Information Assistant Job ID 2017-9731 # of Openings...: Ask NYPL is the Library's virtual customer and reference service, answering questions from the public and staff...

Technology Trainer, Main Library


Posted June 20, 2017, Orlando, FL
of the Library; ability to function independently in a multi-tasking situation, as well as function as part of a team... content. Scope: Perform duties to plan and conduct computer training classes for patrons and staff in the Main Library...

Library Associate


Posted June 17, 2017, Fulton, MO
DEPARTMENT: Callaway County Public Library (Fulton, MO) HOURS/DAYS: Part-Time (average of 30 hours per week... related experience; previous library experience preferred. BENEFITS: Health, dental, vision and life insurance, vacation...

Nevada, IA Library Director


Posted June 17, 2017, Nevada, IA
Nevada Public Library Director Due to retirement, the Nevada Public Library is looking for an engaged... Library to the next level of excellence in serving the community. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees and works...

Library Information Assistant - Mid Manhattan Library


Posted June 16, 2017, Manhattan, NY
ability to apply for a job. Returning Candidate? Library Information Assistant - Mid Manhattan Library Library Information Assistant - Mid Manhattan... Library Job ID 2017-9726 # of Openings Remaining 1 Location US-NY-New York Type Full-Time Regular Department MML Mid...

Library Information Assistant - Muhlenberg Library


Posted June 16, 2017, Manhattan, NY
ability to apply for a job. Returning Candidate? Library Information Assistant - Muhlenberg Library Library Information Assistant - Muhlenberg Library... Library Position Description: Principal Responsibilities: Under the general supervision of the Library Manager...


Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of a Librarian

In the workplace, librarians have a number of different roles and responsibilities. Before you choose this career path, it is important to understand what type of work the job entails. That way, you can make sure that it is a good fit for your skills and personality.

Modern-day libraries have a variety of materials available ranging from books to DVDs. Librarians are responsible for selecting and cataloging all of these materials. This can be a big job – especially in larger libraries.

All of the materials of the library also need to be organized and maintained. Books that have been checked out and returned need to be put back on the shelves. Additionally, throughout the day, people who come into the library may leave books laying around on the tables. The librarian needs to pick these books up and put them back where they belong so that other visitors can find them.

The books themselves also need to be carefully inspected for damage after they are returned. If a book has been damaged or if its condition has deteriorated, it may need to be repaired or replaced. It is the librarian’s responsibility to make sure that all of the materials that the library has on hand are in good shape.

adding books to the shelf

The work of the librarian is not just limited to dealing with books. They also have to deal with the public. One of their primary duties is to help library visitors find the information that they are looking for. This can involve everything from helping visitors locate books to showing them how to use the library’s computer system to look up information. Every day, new challenges may present themselves. A good librarian is committed to helping the people who visit the library find exactly what they are looking for. In some cases, this may require a bit of creativity.

For instance, books are sometimes loaned between libraries. This can be a good option if someone is looking for a particular book that the library doesn’t have. The librarian may be able to reach out to another library in the area to find it.

In some cases, librarians also run special programs for children. For example, some libraries have a weekly book reading scheduled for young children. The librarian may have to read a book aloud to children in an effort to get them interested in reading.

Librarians have many different roles and responsibilities. A day on the job typically involves a number of different challenges. Not only do they have to deal with cataloging and maintaining library materials but they also have to serve the public, helping them find whatever information they need.