Female Library Assistant returns books to the shelves

Library Assistant

Library Assistants issue, receive and shelve library items and maintain associated records.

Overview

Library Assistants issue, receive and shelve library items and maintain associated records.

Day-to-day

  • issuing library items to borrowers and recording identification data and due dates
  • sorting and shelving returned items
  • locating and retrieving items on request
  • maintaining records and index systems
  • receiving overdue items, issuing overdue notices, and receiving fines
  • inspecting returned items for damage and making minor repairs
  • assisting with the preparation of displays and promotional activities
  • may prepare catalogued items for shelving.

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$1,118 / week
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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Library Assistant

  • You can work as a Library Assistant without formal qualifications, however, a formal qualification in library and information services may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Take a Certificate III in Library and Information Services

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