Librarian

Librarians assist students, faculty, and staff in postsecondary institutions. They help students research topics related to their coursework and teach students how to access information. They also assist faculty and staff in locating resources related to their research projects or studies. Some campuses have multiple libraries, and librarians may specialize in a particular subject.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain existing collections and choose new books, videos, and other materials for purchase
  • Selects, develops, catalogues and classifying library resources
  • Clarifies the use of library amenities and provides information about library policies.
  • Provides basic reference services and reader’s services; prepares bibliographies on special subjects for teachers and others.
  • Catalogues material and providing instruction on how to use the library and information sources including the internet
  • Answers incoming reference questions via telephone, postal mail, email, etc
  • Ensures that library services meet the needs of particular groups of users (eg staff, postgraduate students, disabled students)
  • Writes public information materials regarding library activities.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Library Science is preferred.
  • Strong IT skills and familiarity with the use of databases and the internet
  • More than 2 years of experience as a school librarian
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office and other related platforms

Skills needed for this role

The Librarian must have outstanding interpersonal skills, as a great part of your job will involve interacting with the local community including parents, students, and young children. He/She should also possess in-depth knowledge of library database systems, IT skills as well as excellent communication and organizational skills.

Career Level

1-4 Years Experienced Employee

Job Specializations

Education, Library Database