Profession library assistant
Library technicians prepare artworks, specimens and artefacts for collections, arrange and construct gallery exhibits, and assist librarians in organising and operate systems for handling recorded material and files.
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Related professions library
- Library clerk
- Library manager
- Copyright legislation
Legislation describing the protection of the rights of original authors over their work, and how others can use it.
- Manage library users queries
Search library databases and standard reference materials, including online sources, to help users should they have questions.
- Assess informational needs
Communicate with clients or users in order to identify which information they require and the methods with which they can access it.
- Instruct library users
Teach library visitors basic computer skills, such as searching digital databases.
- Maintain library inventory
Keep accurate records of circulation of materials, maintain an up-to-date inventory, and correct possible cataloguing errors.
- Organise library material
Organise collections of books, publications, documents, audio-visual material and other reference materials for convenient access.
- Provide library information
Explain the use of library services, resources and equipment; provide information about library customs.
- Display library material
Assemble, sort and arrange library materials for display.
- Organise information
Arrange information according to a specified set of rules. Catalogue and classify information based on the characteristics of that information.
- Maintain library equipment
Maintain, clean and repair library resources, equipment and facilities, such as dusting or fixing printer paper jams.
- Classify library materials
Classify, code and catalogue books, publications, audio-visual documents and other library materials based on subject matter or library classification standards.
- Analyse library users' queries
Analyse library users' requests to determine extra information; assist in furnishing and locating that information.