1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2292-11 Librarian

Develops, organises and maintains library services including collections of information, recreational resources and reader information services.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • makes recommendations on library policies and services and implements policy decisions
  • examines publications and materials, interviews publishers' representatives and consults with others to select library materials
  • reviews, evaluates and modifies services in response to user needs
  • provides assistance to clients in accessing library resources
  • undertakes information research activities on behalf of clients
  • manages the organisation's central records system and supervises indexing, filing and retrieval activities
  • selects, orders, classifies and catalogues materials
  • manages inter-library loan systems and information networks
  • monitors collection development and culling programs
  • may plan and direct library promotion and outreach activities
  • may supervise and train library staff

Specialisations:
Acquisitions Librarian
Audio-Visual Librarian
Bibliographer
Cataloguer
Children's Librarian
Multicultural Services Librarian
Reference Librarian
Special Librarian
Special Needs Librarian

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