National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


Statistics Canada's Trust Centre: Learn how Statistics Canada keeps your data safe and protects your privacy.

51100 - Librarians

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.

  • Illustrative example(s)

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

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Elementary school librarian (See 52100 Library and public archive technicians)
    • High school librarian (See 52100 Library and public archive technicians)
    • Librarian-teacher - high school (See 41220 Secondary school teachers)
    • Library curator (See 51101 Conservators and curators)
    • Library director (See 50010 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers)
    • Teacher-librarian - elementary school (See 41221 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers)
  • Main duties

    This group performs 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 or a master's degree in library and information studies
      a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association is required.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to library management positions is possible with experience.
Date modified: