Library and archive technicians and assistants help users to access library and archive resources, do records management, processing and storage, assist in describing new acquisitions, do archive processing and storage and provide general support for client information needs.
Library technicians and archive technicians are two distinct occupations. In addition to the duties described above, library technicians also help users with interlibrary loans and online reference searches, as well processing the checkout and return of books and other library materials. Archive technicians also assist archivists in a number of other professional capacities.
Library and archive technicians:
- work in libraries, archives, records management branches and other establishments with library or archive services
- must be meticulous and well organized
- must have excellent interpersonal, communication and computer skills
- should also have a commitment to customer service