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
£8,395
£16,210
£23,695

New workers start around £8,395. Normal pay is £16,210 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £23,695.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 23,378 vacancies for this type of job

3.71%

Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Language Education

  • Integrated Library Systems

  • Numeracy

  • Library

  • Loans

  • Self Service Technologies

  • Cash Handling

  • Working With Children

  • Effective Communication

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

  • Communication

  • Teaching

  • Management

  • English Language

  • Enthusiasm

  • Research

  • Detail Oriented

  • Mathematics

  • Collections

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.