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LIBRARIANS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, educational institutions, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Search standard reference materials, including online sources and the Internet, to answer patrons' reference questions.
  • Analyze patrons' requests to determine needed information and assist in furnishing or locating that information.
  • Check books in and out of the library.
  • Explain use of library facilities, resources, equipment, and services and provide information about library policies.
  • Code, classify, and catalog books, publications, films, audio-visual aids, and other library materials based on subject matter or standard library classification systems.
  • Locate unusual or unique information in response to specific requests.
  • Direct and train library staff in duties, such as receiving, shelving, researching, cataloging, and equipment use.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • 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..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • 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..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Master's degree
 
      View Related Programs on Connecticut's Education & Training ConneCTion site
 
License Authority for School Library Media Specialist:  (License details)
 
  State Department of Education
Division of Teaching & Learning
Bureau of Educator Standards and Certification
165 Capitol Avenue, Room 243
P.O. Box 150471
Hartford, CT   006115 -00471
(860) 713-6969
email: teacher.cert@ct.gov
www.sde.ct.gov/sde/

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $69,396.00 $33.37 $22.59 $25.93 - $41.11
Bridgeport/Stamford $73,467.00 $35.32 $23.07 $27.21 - $43.74
Danbury $75,644.00 $36.36 $25.83 $28.09 - $43.44
Hartford $71,340.00 $34.30 $22.86 $26.43 - $42.95
New Haven $67,482.00 $32.44 $23.50 $25.85 - $39.01
New London/Norwich $60,414.00 $29.04 $20.68 $23.39 - $34.81
Waterbury $67,654.00 $32.53 $24.17 $26.45 - $38.39
Torrington $59,219.00 $28.47 $17.93 $19.94 - $39.38
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 2,310 2,320 0% 45
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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