Librarians develop, organize and maintain library collections and provide advisory services for users. They may supervise technicians, assistants and clerks. They may specialize in particular collections or work in information management areas such as maintaining Web sites or providing training in Internet resources.
Librarians perform some or all of the following duties:
Select and develop library collections through the acquisition of books, periodicals, audio-visual/interactive media, and other materials to be included in library collections
Classify, catalogue, and weed library materials and prepare bibliographies, indexes, reading lists, and other aids to find reference material
Provide reference services and manual searches, interactive media, Internet, and CD-ROM material as well as develop systems to access the library collections
Provide specialized services for children, seniors, and other groups
Conduct library information/orientation tours
Perform administrative duties and supervise library technicians, assistants, and clerks
Librarians work in libraries or in a department within a library.
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