Library Technician / Library Assistant

The Library Technician / Library Assistant provides information service such as answering questions regarding card catalogs, and assists in the use of bibliographic tools, such as Library of Congress catalog. The incumbent performs routine cataloging of library materials, files cards in catalog drawers according to system used, answers routine inquiries, and refers persons requiring professional assistance to Librarian. This Technician verifies bibliographic information on order requests, works or directs workers in maintenance of stacks or in section of department or division with tasks such as ordering or receiving section of acquisitions department, card preparation activities in catalog department, or limited loan or reserve desk operation of circulation department. Training requirements for library technicians range from a high school diploma to specialized postsecondary training.