Library Assistants, Clerical

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What do they do?

Compile records, sort, shelve, issue, and receive library materials such as books, electronic media, pictures, cards, slides and microfilm. Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title. Register patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials.

Also known as:

Access Services Assistant, Acquisitions Assistant, Administrative Library Assistant, Catalog Library Assistant, Cataloging Assistant, Circulation Clerk, Circulation Representative, Circulation Supervisor, Interlibrary Loan Specialist, Library Aide, Library Assistant, Library Associate, Library Circulation Assistant, Library Clerical Assistant, Library Clerk, Library Media Assistant, Library Page, Library Serials Assistant, Library Services Assistant, Library Specialist, Media Assistant, Page, Public Services Assistant, Reference Assistant, Technical Services Assistant

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Library Assistants, Clerical is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 1.1%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #10 in job growth rate
  • 450

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #9 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1%)
  • Master's degree (10.3%)
  • Bachelor's degree (35.4%)
  • Associate's degree (10.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (23.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (17.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1%)

Percent of workers in this field

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Sort materials or products.
  • Track goods or materials.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • Refer customers to appropriate personnel.
  • Distribute materials to employees or customers.
  • Inspect items for damage or defects.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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