Librarians

NOC 5111

Description

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.

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.

Other Titles

  • liaison librarian
  • library supervisor
  • cataloguer – library
  • cybrarian
  • library consultant
  • bibliographer

(Government of Canada National Occupation Classification)

Skills

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Clerical skills
  • Computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Research skills
  • Numeracy
  • Organization
  • Time management
  • Writing

Education/Training Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

  • Most college/university programs in Ontario require an OSSD or Mature Student Status

Post-secondary diploma/degree

  • 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

Certification

  • Not required

Potential Earnings in Durham Region

The average and median wages and salaries for individuals employed as librarians are as follows. Place of Residence (POR) is defined as individuals who reside within the Durham Region. Place of Work (POW) is defined as individuals who are employed within the Durham Region.

Median Wages and Salaries (POR) Average Wages and Salaries (POR) Median Wages and Salaries (POW) Average Wages and Salaries (POW)
$52,049 $56,025 $55,802 $61,695

Employment Prospects

Industry (NAICS) Jobs in Durham Region (POW) Durham Region Residents Employed (POR)
5191 – Other Information Services 140 120

(Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2016 data in Durham Workforce Authority’s 2017 Sector Report)

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