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Library Clerks and Assistants

Library clerks and assistants classify, sort and file publications, documents, audio-visual and computerised material in libraries and offices.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 5,711
£ 14,843
£ 22,645

Available jobs

In the past year there were 21,830 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Performs simple repairs on old books.

  • Classifies, labels and indexes new books.

  • Issues library material and records date of issue/ due date for return.

  • Locates and retrieves material on request for borrowers.

  • Sorts, catalogues and maintains library records.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Library Services

  • Numeracy

  • Auditing

  • Library

  • Service Quality

  • Integrated Library Systems

  • Marketing

  • Administrative Support

  • Invoicing

  • Hazard Analysis And Critical Control Points (HACCP)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Enthusiasm

  • Microsoft Office

  • Mathematics

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Computer Literacy

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.