Career outlook for library assistant
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would support the day-to-day running of a library. You’d help people find and borrow the information they want.
You could work in a public library or in a library in a large business, university, college or school, as part of a team.
There are a lot of different materials you might work with, including:
- Books and journals
- Newspapers, leaflets and pamphlets
- Maps and photographs
- Video, film, DVDs and CDs
- Microfiche and computer databases
- Help library users to find the items they need
- Check materials in and out
- Put returned items back on the shelves or in store
- Answer enquiries by telephone, email or post
- Add new materials to the library catalogue
- Keep databases and records up to date
- Get damaged items repaired
In a public library, you might help with community events such as story readings.
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