National Occupation Code (NOC): 5111

Librarians select, develop, organize and maintain library collections and provide advisory services for users. They are employed in libraries or other establishments with library services throughout the public and private sectors.

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Job Duties for Librarians

  • 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.

Working Conditions for Librarians

Work is performed in libraries, where tasks may vary from resolving books to attending customer service desks.

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  • Classifier - Library
  • Computer Search Librarian
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  • Documentation Librarian
  • Health Librarian
  • Iconographer
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  • Information Services Librarian
  • Law Librarian
  • Liaison Librarian
  • Librarian
  • Library Consultant
  • Library Co-ordinator
  • Library Supervisor
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  • Scientific Librarian
  • Technical Services Librarian
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