Braille and Talking Books Clerk

Special Library Clerk

The tasks a Braille-and-Talking Books Clerk is expected to perform include:

Preparing braille-and-talking books for mailing to blind library patrons and receiving books returned by patrons

Stamping issue date on book card to maintain record of location of borrowed books

Stamping due date on issue card, inserting card and returning mailing label in book pocket

Placing books in mailing container and affixing address label to container, securing container with straps for mailing

Receiving and examining returned books for damage, such as torn paper and scratched record surfaces

Stamping return date on book card

Shelving returned books alphabetically by author's name or by title

Knowledge of the available braille books

Skilled in maintaining record of borrowed books

Skilled in issuing library cards and stamping the book labels

Ability to place books in containers and categorize them

Skilled in arranging the books in alphabetical order

Will be updated





Organizational skills

Good writing skills

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is available

Working hours

Libraries usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from library to library

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, joint pains, back pain etc. if not taken care of

Will be updated

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

The higher education system in India has witnessed remarkable growth in the past few years. India is ahead of most other developed countries in the field of education and training. The number of institutes offering higher education is much more in India when compared to China and the US. All this has also led to a rise in the number of libraries being opened around the country. Universities and colleges in India have big libraries these days. Even schools all around the country are building and maintaining big libraries. The Government of India is also supporting this cause of having more learning centres and thus, many state-of-the -art public libraries are being opened. All this has opened up many career opportunities for Braille-and-Talking Books Clerk and related staff.

Public libraries

Special libraries

Schools/colleges for blind

Cities and towns across India