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Library assistants and clerks

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1451

Library assistants and clerks issue and receive library materials, sort and shelve books and provide general library information to users. They also perform clerical functions. Library clerks are employed by libraries or other establishments with library services.

Job Duties for Library assistants and clerks

  • Issue and receive library books and other materials
  • Sort and reshelve books and other library materials
  • Perform clerical activities such as manual and electronic filing and record payments received
  • Maintain journal subscriptions
  • Assist library users in accessing library materials and online resources, and in making interlibrary loans.

Working Conditions for Library assistants and clerks

Work is performed in a library environment, which involved moving books that may be awkward to replace on shelves depending on their weight.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Art Department Library Clerk
  • Book Returns Clerk - Library
  • Bookmobile Clerk
  • Braille And Talking Books Library Clerk
  • Branch Library Clerk
  • Circulation Assistant
  • Circulation Clerk - Library
  • Films And Recordings Library Clerk
  • Interlibrary Loan Clerk
  • Library Aide
  • Library Assistant
  • Library Clerk
  • Library Filer
  • Library Page
  • Music Library Assistant
  • On Call Library Assistant
  • Periodicals Clerk
  • Periodicals Clerk - Library
  • Photograph Filer - Library
  • Record Library Assistant
  • Recordings Library Clerk
  • Reference Aide - Library
  • Reference Assistant - Library
  • Reference Clerk
  • Reference Clerk - Library
  • Shelving Clerk - Library
  • Technical Services Clerk - Library
  • Vault Clerk - Film Library
  • Circulation Clerk - Library
  • Interlibrary Loan Clerk
  • Library Assistant
  • Library Page
  • Periodicals Clerk
  • Reference Clerk
  • Shelving Clerk - Library
  • Library Service Representative