Librarians – NOC : 5111

Unit Group
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.
Example Titles
cataloguer – library
liaison librarian
library consultant
library supervisor
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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.
Classified elsewhere
Library and public archive technicians (5211)
Library curators (in 5112 Conservators and curators )
Library directors and managers (in 0511 Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers )
School librarians (in 5211 Library and public archive technicians )
Teacher-librarian, elementary school (in 4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers )
Teacher-librarian, high school (in 4031 Secondary school teachers )