National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011


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5111 - Librarians

Librarians select, develop, organize and maintain library collections and provide advisory services for users. They are employed in libraries or in a department within a library.

  • Illustrative example(s)

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

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Library and public archive technicians (5211)
    • Library curators (See 5112 Conservators and curators)
    • Library directors and managers (See 0511 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers)
    • School librarians (See 5211 Library and public archive technicians)
    • Teacher-librarian, elementary school (See 4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers)
    • Teacher-librarian, high school (See 4031 Secondary school teachers)
  • Main duties

    Librarians perform some or all of the following 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.
  • Employment requirements

    • A master's degree in library science is required.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to library management positions is possible with experience.
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