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 2836
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 for the Library Services Division. This position is located in Debary, Florida, and will be responsible for paraprofessional work requiring knowledge of basic library service technique...
Min Qualifications High school or equivalent. No experience required. JOB DESCRIPTION: To provide basic clerical support in the performance of varied library tasks. Salary Range From $23,040.00 To $34,560.00 Annually This is a band code: CS12 Specific Job Related Duties * Using online and manual library systems, imitates and maintains a variety of functions related to circulation of librar...
Bucks County Community College Newtown, PA
Department: Library This part-time position reports directly to the Director, Library Services, and is responsible for staffing the library service desk: circulates books, laptops, and other multimedia equipment, troubleshoots computer problems, issues ID cards, monitors library user activity, and responds to library user inquiries. Hourly range: $12.9045 - $13.8078 Application Deadline: 2/1...
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...
An opening is available in our Baltimore office for an assistant to support library staff across the firm. Responsibilities include a variety of general administrative tasks, including processing invoices, coordinating meetings, filing and maintaining offsite storage of files, and assisting with various other special projects as assigned. Requirements for this position include a minimum of one ye...
Assistant, Library AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Assistant, Library Round Rock Campus Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. flexibility required: evening rotation possible (12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.) $1,856-$2,320/Monthly Job# 1502032...
Library Assistant Philadelphia, PA Federal law library. See www.ca3.uscourts.gov/ vacancy-announcement Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
Assistant Library Director. Apply by Feb. 27, 2015. Apply online at www.caspercollege.edu. Casper College provides generous benefits, EOE. Casper College...
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 DESCRIPTION Perform duties in support of the operation of libraries that house and provide access to a variety of materials in a variety of formats. Incumbents perform and/or supervise technical, paraprofessional and administrative duties within one or more functional area of the library including acquisitions; cataloging; circulation; collection maintenance; document delivery/interlibrary ...
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:...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10178
Job Description: This is a full time position working as an assistant to the head librarian of an international law firm with 17 offices worldwide. · Provide support for all phases of library operations. · Responsible for handling all functions of the integrated library system including check-in, renewals, cataloging new materials, updating catalog records, routing and distribution of library ma...
LIBRARY ASSISTANT. Duties/Responsibilities: Must possess effective interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate in a clear and thorough manner with a wide diversity of patrons; have enthusiasm for public service excellence and have respect for the positive impact a library can have in a community; be creative and flexible; have the ability to work both independently and in a team envir...
Academic Advisor & Success Coach - #601243Northern Arizona University’s Extended Campuses located in Flagstaff, AZ is looking for an Academic Advisor and Success Coach. This position requires a dynamic, outgoing, metrics driven, personable and energetic individual facilitating core advising and coaching strategies to their assigned learners.Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a field rela...
DIRECTOR OF THE JOHN HAY LIBRARY AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island The Brown University Library is seeking a creative, energetic, and forward-looking leader for the John Hay Library. Home to the University’s outstanding special collections, rare books, manuscripts, and University Archives, the newly renovated John Hay Library offers updated research and study sp...
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Bellingham Technical College is establishing a pool of applicants for part-time temporary hourly persons to work on a Library Information desk including circulation, general reference, and student technology support. These are part-time, temporary, hourly positions. Hours are not guaranteed and assignments are based on the needs of the department. Re...

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!

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: 2015.3.0.5-213
eTrustLogo