51100 – Librarians



51100 – Librarians
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.



Index of titles
Art librarian
Associate librarian
Automation librarian
Bookmobile librarian
Cataloguer - library
Children's services librarian
Classifier - library
Computer search librarian
Database librarian
Documentation librarian
Health librarian
Information and reference librarian
Information services librarian
Law librarian
Liaison librarian
Library consultant
Library coordinator
Library supervisor
Medical librarian
Multimedia librarian
Music librarian
Music librarian - broadcasting
Periodicals librarian
Reference librarian
Resource sharing and processing librarian
Scientific librarian
Technical services librarian
Unit head librarian


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
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.


Employment requirements
A master's degree in library science or a master's degree in library and information studies or a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association is required.


Additional information
Progression to library management positions is possible with experience.


High school librarian; elementary school librarian (in 52100 Library and public archive technicians)
Librarian-teacher - high school (in 41220 Secondary school teachers)
Library curator (in 51101 Conservators and curators)
Library director (in 50010 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers)
Teacher-librarian - elementary school (in 41221 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers)