Librarians select, develop, organize and maintain library collections and provide advisory services for users. They are employed in libraries or in a department within a library.
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Librarians perform some or all of the following duties:
- Recommend acquisition of books, periodicals and audio-visual, interactive media and other materials for inclusion in library collection
- Provide reference services
- Select, classify, catalogue and weed library materials
- Prepare bibliographies, indexes, reading lists, guides and other finding aids
- Develop systems to access library collections
- Perform manual, on-line and interactive media reference searches to assist users in accessing library materials and arrange for interlibrary loans
- Develop taxonomies using various information and data sources
- Provide specialized programs for children, seniors and other groups
- Conduct library information and orientation training programs and tours
- Perform related administrative duties and supervise library technicians, assistants and clerks.
- A master's degree in library science is required.
- Progression to library management positions is possible with experience.
- Library and public archive technicians
- Library curators
5112 Conservators and curators
- Library directors and managers
0511 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers
- School librarians
5211 Library and public archive technicians
- Teacher-librarian, elementary school
4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
- Teacher-librarian, high school
4031 Secondary school teachers
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