Library Assistant Jobs

Library Assistant Job Overview

Library assistants help librarians with the daily tasks of running a library. The daily tasks a librarian assistant completes include:

  • register new members with new library cards
  • loan library materials to members
  • collect materials returned by members
  • help library members find resources in the library
  • put back returned books
  • organize files
  • answer the phone
  • plan and take part in special library programs like story time and used book sales

The majority of library assistants work for public libraries run by the local government. Others work for colleges, universities, elementary schools and secondary schools. Most library assistants work part-time. Those who work in the school system will typically work during regular school hours. Assistants who work in colleges or universities will also work evenings and weekends.

Library Assistant Job Education Requirement

While smaller libraries will hire library assistants who hold a high school diploma, larger libraries prefer that their assistants hold an associate degree or postsecondary certificate. The typical classes that a library assistant will need to take to earn their degree or certificate include cataloging, reference, circulation, and acquisitions. Library assistants who work in public school libraries will often have to hold the same certifications as teacher assistants. Library assistants will also receive short on-the-job training to learn about the library and how to use the resources in the library.

Those looking to hire library assistants typically look for people who have good communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and are up-to-date on their computer skills.

Library Assistant Job Market

The job market for library assistants is expected to grow around 15 percent over the next 10 years. As computers and other online databases make their way into more libraries, the need for head librarians decreases because this technology allows assistants to complete the same job. Additionally, library assistants will often use their experience in the library to apply for jobs higher up the chain of command like a library director, leaving positions open for those just starting.

Library Assistant Job Salary Information

The median hourly wage for library assistants is $11.27 an hour. The top 10 percent of assistants can earn more than $18.41 an hour while the bottom 10 percent of assistants earn about $8.21. Those working at universities and colleges typically earn the most $15.47. This is followed by those in the public school system earning $12.96 an hour and those in the local public library earning $12.08 an hour.

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Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been r...
March 27, 2015 Req. #054-15 Pos. #5230-31 SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT (Full-time @ Main Library) (Internal Promotional Opportunity, only current Leon County BCC Employees are eligible) Public Service/Library/Circulation Salary Range: $10.00-$19.40 Hourly * This is routine clerical work within the Circulation Section of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library. At Leon County, we strive...
Responsibilities: Under the general supervision of the Library Manager, a Library Information Assistant: Provides circulation/reference service and instruction to library patrons of all ages using print, media and computer resources; Answers questions from the public in person, over the telephone and electronically; Performs community outreach to promote and increase public participation and use...
Major Functions Benefits Supplemental Questions Volusia County is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. The County of Volusia is seeking a Library Assistant II (Part-Time) for the Library Services Division. This position is located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and will be responsible for general library work such as registering new patrons, cha...
Overview: This position will be scheduled for 35 hours per week during regular...
Kindred Healthcare St Louis, MO
Responsible for the efficient day-to-day operation of the Business Library public services; supervises and hires the student work force and monitors the student budget; basic business reference services; establishes and maintains policies and procedures for assigned tasks. Also responsible for all functions of the circulation and reserve units (Sierra circulation and reserve modules, Ares, ILLiad...
CPCC is currently accepting applications for the position of Library Assistant (Library Services) Job ID : req1003 Position Closing Date : March 29, 2015 General Function and Job Duties: This position is located at the Central Campus. Central Piedmont Community College Libraries are committed to supporting student, faculty and staff with the best possible information services at each of its ...
Adventist University of Health Sciences has a part-time library assistant position to work 6 hours/week on Sundays. Job duties include performing library front desk services as well as reference assistance. No Sunday work on holiday weekends or during trimester breaks. Two years prior library public services experience required....
Adventist University of Health Sciences has a part-time library assistant position to work 6 hours/week on Sundays. Job duties include performing library front desk services as well as reference assistance. No Sunday work on holiday weekends or during trimester breaks. Two years prior library public services experience required....
Overview: This position will be scheduled for 35 hours per week during regular...
The Office Assistant Library performs office assistant tasks for the Library Director and library staff to include booking appointments, correspondence, data entry and writing reports as assigned. This position assists with performing all aspects of periodical collection development and maintenance activities under the direction of the Head of Periodical Collection Development. The Office Assistan...
The Office Assistant Library performs office assistant tasks for the Library Director and library staff to include booking appointments, correspondence, data entry and writing reports as assigned. This position assists with performing all aspects of periodical collection development and maintenance activities under the direction of the Head of Periodical Collection Development. The Office Assistan...
Position Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Part Time (25 hours per week) Primary Responsibilities Opens and closes the library on Saturdays, Sundays and closes the library on weekday evenings on a flexible, rotating schedule which may include times when classes are not in session Trains, supervises and evaluates student assistants Assists library patrons at the Circulation/Periodicals Des...
Library Area - Special Project - Instructional Assistant - Library (Temporary) Employer: Los Rios Community College District Date Posted: 7/24/2014 Contact: Human Resources ***** (916) 568-3112 Number Openings: (At time of posting) 1 Length of Work Year: To be determined. Employment Type: Full and Part Time Application Deadline: 7/24/2015 11:55 PM Pacific Salary: $13.42 ...
Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challengin...
Florida International University Miami, FL, 33196
Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local ec...
1. Provides staffing for the circulation and periodicals desks. 2. Checks materials in and out for library users. 3. Shelves materials in all areas of the library, including the circulating collection, reference collection, reserve collection, periodical collection, audiovisual collection, and juvenile collection. 4. Reads shelves periodically to assure quality control. 5. Assists with overdue...
The Library Assistant assists the Law Library Director carry out institutional publications, displays, reports, and special projects of the Law Library. The position also provides administrative services and support to the Director and the library staff as needed. Other duties and responsibilities are assigned. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Publications, Displays, and Outreach Activitie...
New York-New York City - Library Assistant College grad with 2 years library experience to assist in NY Office of Global law firm ( 200 people) located in Grand Central. Prior law experience A . Full cycle role. Handle research and operations. Assist with print and electronic sources. Great culture. Rare OT. email *****...
Continuations (Serials) Specialist Albany Law School seeks a Library Technical Assistant - Continuations (Serials) Specialist. This position is responsible for receiving continuations (serials) and creating and maintaining records for them in SirsiDynix’s Symphony library management system. Other responsibilities include preparing material for the shelves, claiming, and handling materials for com...

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