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5997 Library Assistants

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Library Assistants issue, receive and shelve library items and maintain associated records.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • issuing library items to borrowers and recording identification data and due dates
  • sorting and shelving returned items
  • locating and retrieving items on request
  • maintaining records and index systems
  • receiving overdue items, issuing overdue notices, and receiving fines
  • inspecting returned items for damage and making minor repairs
  • assisting with the preparation of displays and promotional activities
  • may prepare catalogued items for shelving

Occupations:

  • 599711 Library Assistant

599711 Library Assistant

Alternative Titles:

  • Library Attendant
  • Library Clerk

Issues, receives and shelves library items and maintains associated records.

Skill Level: 4