52100 – Library and public archive technicians



52100 – Library and public archive technicians
Library and public archive technicians assist users in accessing library or archive resources, assist in describing new acquisitions, participate in archive processing and storage, and conduct reference searches. They are employed by libraries and public archives.


Index of titles
Archival assistant
Archival management technician
Archive assistant
Archive attendant
Archive technician
Assistant music librarian
Cataloguing technician
Elementary school librarian
High school librarian
Library technician
Secondary school librarian
Technical indexer - library


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

Library technicians
Assist library users in accessing books, films, photographs, maps, documents, electronic materials and other library materials
Catalogue new library acquisitions under the direction of a librarian
Perform manual and on-line reference searches and make interlibrary loans for users
Assist librarians in giving tours and providing children's and other specialized library programs.

Public archive technicians
Assist in developing inventories, forms and finding aids
Implement and update classification plans and records scheduling and disposal plans
Apply standards and policies for storage of records and archival materials
Codify and classify archival materials
Put archival materials on microfilm or in databases
Transfer materials from current to semi-current status or put into permanent storage
Purge, sort, reduce and sample archives
Research and retrieve archival materials
Participate in instructing and assisting users
Ensure that proper procedures are followed in the use of computerized document management systems.


Employment requirements
Library technicians usually require completion of a two- to three-year college program in library and information technology.
Public archive technicians require completion of a college diploma or certificate program in archive and document management technology.


Additional information
Archivists (51102)
Records management technicians (12112)
Library assistants and clerks (14300)
Librarians (51100)