National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.0

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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 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)

    • Library and public archive technicians (See 5211 Library and public archive technicians)
    • 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 or a master's degree in library and information studies
      or
      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.
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