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.

RSS

1000+ Library Assistant jobs found on Monster.

Jobs 1 to 20 of 2466
Public Library Part-Time: "Library Technology Assistant II - Bookmobile Assistant (closes 2-1-15) Public Works Service Department Full-Time: "Maintenance Attendant III (Building Maintenance) (closes 1-25-15) "Equipment Operator I (Waste Collection) (closes 1-29-15) "Waste Collector (Waste Collection) (closes 1-29-15) Public Works Utility Department Full-Time: "WWW Maintenance Technician II (Water ...
Overview: This position will be scheduled for 35 hours per week during regular...
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...
Company Confidential COLUSA, CA, 95932
Library Assistant I Extra Help Colusa County Library (Princeton Branch) $11.62/hr. PT, no benefits Req: Computer & Internet literate, High School or Equiv., CA DL. Please obtain a job flyer and application at: www.countyofcolusa.org Colusa County Human Resources 547 Market St., Suite 104 Colusa (530) 458-0420 Filing Deadline is: February 13, 2015 E.O.E./A.A. This ad posted through ...
Readstown Public Library - Library Assistant The Readstown Public Library is taking applications for a self-motivated person with excellent people skills and general computer skills for the position of Library Assistant. The Assistant will work under the direction of the Library Director to assure continued levels of excellence as well as look for new and improved programming activities. This is a...
Education Corporation of Americaowns and operates private accredited colleges across the United States as well as via the Internet from our corporate headquarters near Birmingham, Alabama. Our schools serve the needs of thousands of students while giving employers an educated and skilled workforce in the markets where we are located. We provide educational opportunities in business, administrativ...
Education Corporation of Americaowns and operates private accredited colleges across the United States as well as via the Internet from our corporate headquarters near Birmingham, Alabama. Our schools serve the needs of thousands of students while giving employers an educated and skilled workforce in the markets where we are located. We provide educational opportunities in business, administrativ...
Education Corporation of Americaowns and operates private accredited colleges across the United States as well as via the Internet from our corporate headquarters near Birmingham, Alabama. Our schools serve the needs of thousands of students while giving employers an educated and skilled workforce in the markets where we are located. We provide educational opportunities in business, administrativ...
Education Corporation of America owns and operates private accredited colleges across the United States as well as via the Internet from our corporate headquarters near Birmingham, Alabama. Our schools serve the needs of thousands of students while giving employers an educated and skilled workforce in the markets where we are located. We provide educational opportunities in business, administrati...
Samuel Merritt University (a Sutter Health Affiliate), located in Oakland, California, has been educating health science practitioners who are committed to making a positive difference in diverse communities since 1909. Nearly 1,500 students are enrolled at SMU, with campuses in Oakland, Sacramento, and the San Francisco Peninsula. The University offers an undergraduate degree in nursing; master's...
Job Title: Serials/Circulation Specialist, Map Assistant & Binding Location: Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections Some logistics: This is a 75% FTE Library Specialist II position, preferred schedule is 8:45am-3:15pm, Monday-Friday. Description: • In cooperation with fellow library specialist, is responsible for administration of all circulation procedures: charges/discharges librar...
Title: Map Cataloger Status: 3-year term position (100% time) Job level: Assistant or Associate Librarian (3P1/3P2) Organization: Stanford University Libraries, Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections Reports to: Assistant Director of Geospatial, Cartographic and Scientific Data/Head of the Branner Earth Sciences Library (Assistant Director) General description Stanford University L...
Stanford University Stanford, CA
Job Number: 65501 Job: Library Primary Location: University Libraries Schedule: Full-time Job Grade: 3P1 Description: Title: Map Cataloger Status: 3-year term position (100% time) Job level: Assistant or Associate Librarian (3P1/3P2) Organization: Stanford University Libraries, Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections Reports to: Assistant Director of Geospatial, Cartographic ...
CSU Job Listing Details Printable version E-Mail this listing Campus: San Bernardino Job ID: 2014-132 Job Title: Library Services Specialist III/ Pfau Library Appointment Type: Probationary Time Base: Full-Time Date Posted: January 12, 2015 Closing Date: Open until filled Link to Apply Online: http://jobs.csusb.edu Campus Employment Homepage: http://jobs.csusb.edu Description:...
The New York Public Library Manhattan, NY
Overview: This position will be scheduled for 19-hours per week, during normal business hours. Occasional evenings may be required. The availability to work for a whole day is preferable, though not essential. Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Assistant to the Executive Director of Library for Performing Arts, the Library Page will: Provide administrative support to the office Co...
Library Circulation Assistant. Full-time, 12 month position. Lake Land College. Hours: Monday-Friday (7 am – 4 pm) Provide circulation and interlibrary borrowing and lending services, assist library users, maintain library circulation and patron records, and provide statistical information to the Director and Librarian. Library experience preferred. Associate degree required. $10.14/hr. Testing re...
Special Counsel Information Governance is seeking candidates for a Library/ Research Administrative Assistant in New York City. The ideal candidate will be flexible, organized and have the ability to multitask. Responsibilities: •Serve as a resource, providing administrative office support. •Track and manage department time and attendance. •Coordinate logistics for department trainings, meetin...
Education Corporation of Americaowns and operates private accredited colleges across the United States as well as via the Internet from our corporate headquarters near Birmingham, Alabama. Our schools serve the needs of thousands of students while giving employers an educated and skilled workforce in the markets where we are located. We provide educational opportunities in business, administrativ...

Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
email me

Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!

Education Career Tools

Library Assistant

Salaries

$14,560.00 - $39,520.00
Typical Salary for Library Assistant
(134 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
45%
Some College Coursework Completed
19.2%
Master's
19.2%
Associates
10.8%
High School
3.3%
(120 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Popular Library Assistant Articles

Education Jobs Article Rating
With billions of stimulus dollars earmarked for education, the demand for education workers is expected to grow. Learn about the opportunities.
Work as a Government Admin Article Rating
Working for Uncle Sam as an admin can be prestigious, profitable and gratifying -- not to mention the appealing time-off plan.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2015 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2015.1.0.4-205
eTrustLogo