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Library Technicians

Published
Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
O*NET Detailed Work Activities
O*Net Code
25-4031.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
0
State
DC
Created
Jun 04, 2021
Updated
Jun 04, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

23 skill sets | 32 total skills
Process library materials
Reserve, circulate, renew, and discharge books and other materials.
Process print and non-print library materials to prepare them for inclusion in library collections.
Catalogue and sort books and other print and non-print materials according to procedure and return them to shelves, files, or other designated storage areas.
Process interlibrary loans for patrons.
Retrieve information from central databases for storage in a library's computer.
Verify bibliographical data for materials, including author, title, publisher, publication date, and edition.
Provide information to the general public
Answer routine telephone or in-person reference inquiries, referring patrons to librarians for further assistance, when necessary.
Help patrons use library or archival resources
Help patrons find and use library resources, such as reference materials, audio-visual equipment, computers, and other electronic resources and provide technical assistance when needed.
Maintain operational records
Enter and update patrons' records on computers.
Compile and maintain records relating to circulation, materials, and equipment.
Compile data and create statistical reports on library usage.
Classify materials according to standard systems
Catalogue and sort books and other print and non-print materials according to procedure and return them to shelves, files, or other designated storage areas.
Review subject matter of materials to be classified and select classification numbers and headings according to classification systems.
Distribute instructional or library materials
Issue identification cards to borrowers.
Assist other educational professionals with projects or research
Provide assistance to teachers and students by locating materials and helping to complete special projects.
Inspect materials or equipment to determine need for repair or replacement
Check for damaged library materials, such as books or audio-visual equipment, and provide replacements or make repairs.
Maintain computer equipment or software
Maintain and troubleshoot problems with library equipment, including computers, photocopiers, and audio-visual equipment.
Order instructional or library materials or equipment
Order all print and non-print library materials, checking prices, figuring costs, preparing order slips, and making payments.
Direct activities of subordinates
Train other staff, volunteers, or student assistants and schedule and supervise their work.
Search information sources to find specific data
Conduct reference searches, using printed materials and in-house and online databases.
Train staff members
Train other staff, volunteers, or student assistants and schedule and supervise their work.
Plan community programs or activities for the general public
Plan and conduct children's programs, community outreach programs, and other specialized programs, such as library tours.
Organize informational materials
Organize and maintain periodicals and reference materials.
Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products
Claim missing issues of periodicals and journals.
File catalog cards according to system used.
Develop instructional materials
Design posters and special displays to promote use of library facilities or specific reading programs at libraries.
Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise
Compose explanatory summaries of contents of books and other reference materials.
Develop library or archival databases
Design, customize, and maintain databases, web pages, and local area networks.
Deliver items
Sort and deliver library mail and packages.
Sort mail
Sort and deliver library mail and packages.
Confer with others to conduct or arrange operational activities
Collaborate with archivists to arrange for the safe storage of historical records and documents.
Operate audiovisual equipment
Operate and maintain audio-visual equipment, such as projectors, tape recorders, and videocassette recorders.

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