Library clerks provide technical and paraprofessional support to librarians and library users.
Library clerks issue and receive library materials, sort and shelve books, sound and vision recordings, periodicals, journals, magazines and newspapers and provide general library information to library users. Library clerks provide technical support by performing a wide variety of tasks providing direct services to the public and indirect technical services such as materials acquisition, copy cataloguing, support of automated systems, or other similar work in support of library or related information programs and operations. The work requires a practical knowledge of library or related information services, tools, and methods and procedures.
Job activities and tasks include:
- issuing and receiving library books and other materials
- placing books and other library materials on shelves
- performing clerical activities such as manual and electronic filing, word processing and occasional typing
- maintaining journal subscriptions
- assisting library users in accessing basic library materials and making interlibrary loans
- maintaining library records relating to the acquisition, issue and return of books and other materials
Knowledge of basic and well-established library procedures related to routine and repetitive aspects of such functions as circulation, acquisition, and disposal of library materials, and collection maintenance and preservation
Work involves everyday risks or discomforts typically associated with libraries, offices, and meeting and training rooms. Work areas are adequately heated, lighted, and ventilated. Work regular hours, and in some cases shift work. It may include evening and weekend to meet library opening and closing schedules. They may travel locally, nationally or internationally to visit or meet peer professionals and to undertake specific research projects. They may also attend conferences and seminars.
Diploma in library information service or related field, higher qualification or equivalent.
Required Work Experience:
2 years and above
Public and private school libraries, public libraries, university libraries, institutional libraries!!
Less than 5,000
Above the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Library clerk - Library filer
Examples of some related occupations:
Library assistant - Library technician
UAE Industry Groups:
Arts, entertainment, multimedia and ITC applications
Source Of Info:
Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi