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Library Technician

Library Technicians assist Librarians and other information managers in organising and operating systems for handling recorded material and files.

Overview

Library Technicians assist Librarians and other information managers in organising and operating systems for handling recorded material and files.

Day-to-day

  • orders new library materials and maintains library records and circulation systems
  • catalogues printed and recorded material
  • enters data into databases and edits computer records
  • operates audio-visual and reprographic equipment
  • searches and verifies bibliographic data.

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To become a Library Technician

  • You can work as a Library Technician without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. Most Library Technicians have either a Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university qualification in librarianship and information management.

    Find a Certificate or Diploma in Library Information Services

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