Top Librarian Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Librarian. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Librarian resumes they appeared on. For example, 25.3% of Librarian resumes contained Library Materials as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Librarian actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Librarian resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Library Materials

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Here's how Library Materials is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Used automated system, charged and discharged library materials circulated to library users according to established procedures and policies.
  • Cataloged (original cataloging) library materials from Library of Congress to the National Library of Medicine classification system.
  • Conducted book shelving and the organization of library materials according to library standards while maintaining a computerized inventory.
  • Handle circulation procedures for all library materials, including documentation and follow up of overdue library materials.
  • Performed a variety of tasks including organizing library materials and responding to information needs of library users.
  • Managed daily library operations, ensured orderly operation and maintenance for all library materials and programs.
  • Maintained inventory of library materials, maintaining meticulous records of library content available to the public.
  • Created and implemented computer check-in system for library materials, improving collection development and maintenance.
  • Worked with Managing partner to facilitate retrospective conversion and cataloging of all Library materials.
  • Prepared library materials for use and re-shelved library materials after a patron return.
  • Maintain records of circulation and materials and account of library materials in circulation.
  • Performed routine inspection work associated with control of books/films/periodicals and shelving library materials.
  • Assisted with library materials budget management by evaluating all potential acquisitions and renewals.
  • Identified, evaluated and selected library materials to recommend for collection development.
  • Increased efficiency by improving inventory protocol and organization of library materials.
  • Organized library materials, restocked shelves and general administrative duties.
  • Charged with sole responsibility for processing all incoming library materials.
  • Cataloged and processed library materials using EOS integrated library system.
  • Circulated library materials and maintained circulation records and overdue notices.
  • Participated in marketing the collection by creatively displaying library materials.

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2. Online Databases

high Demand
Here's how Online Databases is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Searched archival and online databases for appropriate informational data.
  • Assisted users with accessing library computers and online databases.
  • Performed literature searches using online databases and library catalog.
  • Prepared presentations for students on using online databases.
  • Direct students to print and non-print materials (such as online databases and audiovisuals) to support their research.
  • Designed and taught library orientation, introduction to online databases, and APA and MLA format orientation classes.
  • Assist patrons with using the public computers, printers, catalog, e-books, and online databases.
  • Work as an instructor in developing research skills, evaluation of sources and online databases.
  • Assisted patrons in the use of online databases and computer programs.
  • Created and conducted training programs on online databases and web resources.
  • Assisted patrons using various digital and online databases.
  • Administer subscriptions for online databases and resources.
  • Maintained online databases; ordered database trials.
  • Trained individuals in access of online databases.
  • Assist student with use of online databases.
  • Educate healthcare partners in use of electronic tools (bibliographic citation management software, online databases, and mobile applications).
  • Assisted and Instructed users with library resources including online databases, online catalogues and in-house periodicals.
  • Organized and managed steady flow of books daily, in online databases and manual catalogue systems.
  • Catalogued books and reports, and maintained online databases for collections.
  • Answered Reference Queries Demonstrated Online Databases Provided Library Tours

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3. Online Catalog

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Here's how Online Catalog is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Check in/checkout circulation materials and assist patrons with online catalog usage.
  • Created and maintained an online catalog of books for student use
  • Designed or maintained library web site and online catalogues.
  • Designed, implemented and documented process for adding electronic monographs to online catalog.
  • Added url links to online catalog providing desktop access to full-text resources.
  • Maintained online catalog Provided interlibrary loan functions Cataloged all books, reports and audio-visual materials

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4. Customer Service

high Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Required excellent customer service skills and abilities to interact well with very diverse customers of all education and socioeconomic levels.
  • Provided excellent customer service in a team-based environment including reference, reader guidance, programming, and technology assistance.
  • Supervised professional and paraprofessional library staff, administered library collections, responsible for staff training and customer service.
  • Assisted with improving customer relations and library services with my commitment to quality customer service.
  • Provide exceptional customer service by teaching and assisting customers with checkout and other circulation-related tasks.
  • Provide bibliographic and technical instruction during customer service interactions and in a classroom setting.
  • Performed patron account management and circulation management with excellent customer service skills.
  • Assisted patrons with locating and checking out materials and provided quality customer service
  • Performed clerical support and provided extensive customer service to difficult clients.
  • Provided excellent customer service by assisting designers with their product selections.
  • Provide leadership and direction towards customer service, and office administration.
  • Support and promote student success by delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Provided attendees with well-deserved customer service and accurate information.
  • Answered incoming calls and delivered exceptional customer service.
  • Provided customer service and participated in regular audits.
  • Facilitated all aspects of library including customer service.
  • Performed reference customer service to library users.
  • Provided customer service, including orientations.
  • Provide circulation and customer services.
  • Promoted from customer service representative.

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5. Collection Development

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Here's how Collection Development is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Participated in assigned collection development responsibilities.
  • Performed collection development of digital assets by evaluating, ingesting and logging HD digital footage and photographs using CNN developed software.
  • Proposed library budget for collection development, operational management and preservation of library resources at the Library Board Meetings.
  • Managed collection development via profiles and one-off orders based on solicited feedback from population served and other professional resources.
  • Managed collection development, cataloging, classification, circulation, serials management, and database and periodical indexing.
  • Conducted collection development and maintenance reviewing information regarding updates to current holdings and determining acquisition of new publications.
  • Budget management, development and allocation for collection development; both circulating and non- circulation research resources.
  • Performed collection development and materials selection by analyzing use, trends, and community information needs.
  • Coordinated collection development and outreach activities, ensuring that library collections meet user needs.
  • Reviewed potential materials for acquisition and contributed to acquisition and collection development efforts.
  • Analyzed data and publicized survey results to enhance collection development and patron satisfaction.
  • Supervised and coordinated departmental Cataloging, Collection Development, Acquisitions, and Reference.
  • Managed collection development; set up special collections for Total Quality Management.
  • Assisted with collection development and maintenance including monitoring of branch material budgets.
  • Generate reports for administration, collection development, and retrieval Budgeting.
  • Incorporated marketing and collection development to increase circulation and library usage.
  • Updated the library's collection development policy and annual budget allocations.
  • Skilled at maintaining and creating collection development objectives for multiple collections.
  • General library duties including Reference, Collection Development, and Circulation.
  • Provide collection development through offers from other depository libraries and gifts.

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6. Internet

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Here's how Internet is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Developed and maintained circulation/reference collection, library website, electronic databases and indexed useful Internet sources for research purposes.
  • Provided electronic database and Internet searching assistance to different professionals inside and outside the ministry.
  • Developed nationally award-winning Internet site exhibiting images of historical artifacts from the WPA.
  • Negotiate Internet database subscriptions and an active member of the California Library Association.
  • Provided electronic research for attorneys using several fee-based databases and the Internet.
  • Provide freshman class in computer and information literacy including safe Internet practices.
  • Fielded user software and internet connectivity issues for six library computers.
  • Provided extensive reference services using Internet Explorer and electronic databases.
  • Assisted students with internet based research related to pharmaceutical industry.
  • Provided instruction in Internet genealogical research.
  • Provided technical support for teachers and staff for their instructional needs such as internet navigation, PowerPoint presentations and AV equipment.
  • Conducted research for reporters and the community using CAMS, LexisNexis, microfilm, microfiche, Pacer, and the Internet.
  • Assisted patrons with all library equipment including utilization of Internet and word processing stations, microfiche, microfilm and photocopy machines.
  • Instructed students, faculty, and the public in the use of the Internet, online catalog, and online indexes.
  • Provided to the public educational programming and instruction in library research and computer use, including Internet searching and word processing.
  • Used information resources in a variety of formats including print, CR-ROM, on- line databases, the Internet, etc.
  • Assist and help the library patrons in using library resources computers, Internet search, emails, databases, etc.
  • Developed an APA guides for students to use *Taught courses on efficient, effective use of Internet and database resources.
  • Aided soldiers in the selection and registration of college classes whether in person classroom or via internet for those deployed.
  • Assist young adults and adults in finding information using the Online Public Access Catalog, internet resources and library databases.

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7. Reference Services

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Here's how Reference Services is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Provide students and faculty with reference services and instruction on information literacy and health and medical-related databases.
  • Compile and maintain statistical data for various reports related to reference services, library services and departmental activities
  • Collaborated with faculty and staff to improve library instruction, collection development and reference services.
  • Provided reference services at a busy neighborhood library to a highly diverse population.
  • Reference Services: Provided library reference services for historical researchers and genealogists.
  • Performed reference services, inventoried and cataloged book and archival collections.
  • Provided reference services and trained patrons using in information access.
  • Provided ready-reference services and assisted with research and library instruction.
  • Provide reference services via synchronous and asynchronous electronic formats.
  • Provided reference services to library patrons directly and by telephone
  • Provided reference services using traditional and electronic sources.
  • Provide comprehensive reference services to library patrons.
  • Performed Reference services and Technical services.
  • Provide reference services and collection development.
  • Provided reference services and instruction.
  • Reference services (in-person and telephone) * Collection development (traditional and digital) * Staff supervision (paraprofessional staff)
  • Conducted quality in-person, telephone and e-mail reference services to a broad range of patrons, using a variety of databases.
  • Conducted research and provided reference services to attorneys and staff of the California Attorney General's Office and associated agencies.
  • Reference services: Daily reference for senior adults, young adults, and children in person and on the phone.
  • Provided reference services and research assistance to students and faculty in the evaluation and use of print and electronic resources.

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8. Literacy

high Demand
Here's how Literacy is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Participated in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of information literacy programs in a multicultural educational setting.
  • Participated in presentation and development of technology training and information literacy programs for staff and patrons.
  • Developed the university's first Collection Development Policy, Intellectual Freedom Statement, and Information Literacy classes
  • Provided user education for bibliographic and references services with an emphasis on information literacy skills.
  • Design and implement information literacy, library instruction and remedial instruction for students and faculty.
  • Collaborate with faculty to effectively integrate information literacy skills development into the core curriculum.
  • Provide support for teachers when constructing assignments and projects using information and information literacy.
  • Developed and implemented regular bibliographic, database, computer and information literacy classes.
  • Provide curriculum-based, multimedia resources and activities for students research and literacy needs.
  • Experience with information literacy instruction for elementary students at seven different elementary schools.
  • Collaborate with the faculty to design and implement information literacy classroom learning opportunities.
  • Provide excellent customer relationship and leadership in promoting information literacy and independent research.
  • Coordinated with faculty in planning and conducting library and information literacy instruction sessions.
  • Provided literacy opportunities to students using resources in the library and electronic classrooms.
  • Facilitated staff development in-services on literature, technology, & information literacy.
  • Implemented instruction of information literacy skills, daily preparation of library lessons.
  • Developed dynamic, literacy-based, family friendly events for library calendar year.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level information literacy classes in various disciplines.
  • Developed curricula for Information Literacy course and Rhetoric & Composition course.
  • Conduct reference and research appointments and teach information literacy to students.

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9. Library System

high Demand
Here's how Library System is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Organized a fatherhood involvement program through the library *Categorized and classified electronic library system according to Destiny specifications.
  • Cataloged all materials for resource library to support volunteer tutors and adult learners using automated library system.
  • Maintain and develop the physical and online library collection, utilizing Voyager integrated library system.
  • Supported developing a new library system by cooperating with system engineers for database system.
  • Utilize and maintain software related to library systems including automated library circulation programs.
  • Created heightened awareness of sustainability as an ongoing challenge throughout the library system.
  • Maintained community-building through collaboration of library programs with local public library systems.
  • Developed and maintained contact database and library system for historic contact events.
  • Managed a computer based library system & provided bi-annual office reports.
  • Experience includes working at multiple library locations throughout library system.
  • Maintained legal publications and subscriptions for entire firm library system.
  • Researched, purchased and implemented an automated library system.
  • Collaborate with campus library system for organization.
  • Managed integrated library system; performed maintenance/troubleshooting.
  • Utilized the Millennium integrated library system software.
  • Volunteer Librarian - Fulton County Library System
  • Gained valuable experience utilizing library systems.
  • Checked material in/out library system.
  • Implemented an integrated library system.
  • Assist the site and district administration in the analysis and planning for present and future needs of textbook and library system.

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10. Electronic Resources

high Demand
Here's how Electronic Resources is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Experience in information retrieval using library electronic resources to locate resources for patrons.
  • Compile usage statistics on enterprise electronic resources for year-end usage and cost-analysis.
  • Search specialized electronic resources for research and reference materials.
  • Participated in collection development; print and electronic resources.
  • Designed and implemented electronic resources classes.
  • Performed reference utilizing print and electronic resources and computer help at Redmond Regional and other KCLS branches as roving Substitute Librarian.
  • Provided tutoring for Library Patrons (Staff and Students) of the University on the use of the electronic resources.
  • Conduct reviews of new and existing print and electronic resources as a provision toward improved library service and research efficiency.
  • Aided professors from all science fields in obtaining electronic resources or books for their research.
  • Instructed students on research and assisted with the use of both print and electronic resources.
  • Provide reference and information services using print and electronic resources to a diverse patron base.
  • Developed and maintained all major collection areas of library in both print and electronic resources.
  • Provided teaching to patrons and assistance with information needs using print and electronic resources.
  • Organize and maintain library and reference materials for 40+ attorneys, including electronic resources.
  • Support all areas of the curriculum subscribing to and using print and electronic resources.
  • Added electronic resources into the library online catalog to enable outside-campus users' access.
  • Evaluated print and electronic resources to ensure full coverage in applicable practice areas.
  • Perform extensive and ready (quick) reference using traditional and electronic resources.
  • Answered both traditional and virtual reference questions using print and electronic resources.
  • Provide information services and readers' advisory using print and electronic resources.

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11. Interlibrary Loan

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Here's how Interlibrary Loan is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Shared responsibility with one other staff member for the InterLibrary Loan Department within the library.
  • Developed proficiency for interlibrary loan procedures; experienced work functions in both Lending and Shipping departments.
  • Provided services, including photocopying, interlibrary loan, computerized bibliographic retrieval, and reserve items.
  • Supervised library assistant engaged in filing, shelving, and processing Interlibrary Loan materials.
  • Managed technical services, including cataloging, acquisitions, circulation and interlibrary loans.
  • Coordinated all interlibrary loan activity, including the production of statistical reports.
  • Assisted library patrons in genealogy searches and handled procedures for interlibrary loans.
  • Supervised staff providing document delivery, interlibrary loan and circulation functions.
  • Promoted access to local resource materials and supported interlibrary loans requests.
  • Performed readers' advisory services and managed Interlibrary Loan program.
  • Perform Interlibrary loan, document delivery, and publication acquisitions.
  • Managed cataloging, acquisitions, circulation and interlibrary loans.
  • Coordinated library technical services including cataloging and interlibrary loan.
  • Assisted with document delivery scanning and processing interlibrary loans
  • Performed circulation duties and assisted in interlibrary loans.
  • Manage circulation and interlibrary loan services.
  • Worked on interlibrary loan processing.
  • Supervised circulation and interlibrary loans.
  • Filed and processed Interlibrary Loans (ILLS) for doctors, lawyers, professors, students, and other library patrons.
  • Coordinate public service policies and procedures with main campus including circulation, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and reserves.

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12. Circulation Desk

high Demand
Here's how Circulation Desk is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Facilitated Inter Library Loans - Ensured quality customer service at the circulation desk
  • Worked behind a circulation desk, updating library cataloging database and helping students
  • Managed the library's automated circulation system and circulation desk operations.
  • Operated circulation desk and assisted students and faculty with information needs.
  • Managed evening circulation desk functions including:.
  • Supervised and managed circulation desk operations.
  • Assisted students in computer lab -Worked circulation desk during evening, which included: -Checking in/out library material -Collecting library fines.
  • Performed all relevant duties at the circulation desk, researched call numbers for new volumes, filed books on shelves.
  • Performed varied library tasks ranging from Circulation Desk duties to in and out processing of all library material.
  • Provided customer service at circulation desk, answered phones, registered new patrons and collected and recorded fines.
  • Shelve books and manage circulation desk, make sure the other students find the materials they need.
  • Enhanced the library's collection, supervised the circulation desk, and cataloged and processed new items.
  • Performed public service at reference, readers' advisory, and circulation desks on a regular basis.
  • Worked at the circulation desk, performing clerical library duties using the automated computer system, ALEPH.
  • Worked in main library one day a week, spending much time at the circulation desk.
  • Provide customer service to university students and library patrons at the circulation desk Answer telephone inquiries.
  • Maintained circulation desk by assisting patrons, transferring phone calls, and sorted and re-shelved books.
  • Summer Youth Internship Responsible for lending and collecting books, and other materials at circulation desks.
  • Worked in the circulation desk to check books in and out and to register new patrons.
  • Handled the circulation desk and took responsibility for the library operations during evening hours and weekend.

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13. Reference Questions

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Here's how Reference Questions is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Exercise independent judgment in answering reference questions, reader's advisory, computer instruction, addressing security issues and assisting customers.
  • Interpreted, analyzed and aided patrons' information request by answering reference questions, using directories and locating desired informational needs.
  • Conducted reference interviews and assisted patrons with reference questions and the location of relevant information and materials.
  • Provided answer to reference questions and suggested appropriate engineering materials and websites.
  • Researched and located answers to difficult reference questions for library patrons.
  • Answered reference questions, including searching education databases and microfiche.
  • Answered reference questions and assists customers in locating materials.
  • Answered reference questions concerning agriculture.
  • Responded to numerous reference questions on a daily basis, referring patrons to appropriate resources and offering training in research techniques.
  • Involved assisting patrons with reference questions, helping them find appropriate information sources, and advising them on effective research techniques.
  • Answered a wide range of reference questions resulting in customer satisfaction with service and continuity of coverage at low staffing periods.
  • Maintained historical society's library collections, answered reference questions; and served as webmaster for library's intranet website.
  • Advise students on the location, availability, and use of print and electronic library resources and answer reference questions.
  • Field study: assisted with reference questions, content for senate.gov and extended research project at the Library of Congress.
  • Serve at a public service desk; research and respond to difficult or technical reference questions; compile bibliographies.
  • Answered reference questions and provided one-on-one research and library skills instruction via phone, email, and live chat.
  • Answer reference questions while providing individual instruction in the use of the library's databases and print materials.
  • Support and assist library staff in problem solving, second level Reference questions and patrons' complaints.
  • Assisted students by answering reference questions, locating books/ publications and processing checkout and return request.
  • Created a fabric and information library; answered reference questions from persons in the field.

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14. Patron Accounts

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Here's how Patron Accounts is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Managed patron accounts and material records in Polaris Library.
  • Maintain confidentiality while accessing patron accounts.
  • Created and updated patron accounts, allocated fines, and conducted missing item searches.
  • Updated book records and retrieved archived data; handled patron accounts.
  • Assessed charges to patron accounts; collects fees and charges.
  • Facilitate new patron accounts and financial transactions.

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15. Reference Materials

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Here's how Reference Materials is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Purchased appropriate print and electronic reference materials, supplies and other required resources to ensure quality library services.
  • Corresponded, collaborated and interacted with personnel to gather, investigate and allocate reference materials.
  • Assist students and faculty with circulation, reference materials, and electronic academic databases.
  • Designed library instruction material enabling users better access to reference materials.
  • Assisted customers daily with using reference materials.
  • Searched standard reference materials including online sources.
  • Purchased Spanish Language and Reference materials.
  • Organize periodicals and reference materials.
  • Create and manage ready reference materials and LibGuides to ensure up-to-date and accurate information is on hand at all times.
  • Develop, organize and maintain the Region 8 collection of books, journals, microfiche, and reference materials.
  • Greeted and assisted library visitors with their inquires of potential books, library services, and locating reference materials.
  • Assisted students with standard reference materials, on-line database system searches, and general library usage tutorials.
  • Created original lessons on topics including the solar system, the Titanic, and using reference materials.
  • Managed fabric library by organizing samples, reference materials, and adding new information as needed.
  • Developed, maintained, implemented, and supervised a system for categorizing books and reference materials.
  • Searched standard reference materials, including on-line sources, in order to answer reference questions.
  • Managed library and instructed students and faculty on how to access reference materials.
  • Provide assistance to a diverse patron group with audio/visual equipment and reference materials.
  • Guided students in using a wide variety of literary and reference materials.
  • Ensured proper care of books and adequate return of reference materials.

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16. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Listened actively, gathered data and information from customers, performed data entry.
  • Performed file keeping and data entry to maintain organization and efficiency.
  • Obtained additional data entry experience using a circulation platform.
  • Worked with Newspaper indexing using electronic data entry.
  • Assist with preparation and maintenance of program paperwork, data entry and preparation of monthly reports and statistics, as required.
  • Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, setting up and tearing down classroom and performance stage
  • Apply approved data entry standards to audio and video elements for the purpose of uploading to Y!
  • Scheduled conferences and appointments; provided data entry and filed documents; assisted librarian with projects and tasks
  • Performed additional duties as requested, including data entry and tracking of confidential student records.
  • Corrected data entry and bibliographic errors made by cataloging staff on large volumes of metadata.
  • Updated all patron files and library curriculum, via data entry on a daily basis.
  • General office duties including answering telephones, data entry, faxing and filing of documents.
  • Used data entry to record all the information in the computer regarding the books.
  • Export documents to client Indexing (data entry) and scanning of documents.
  • Provide various reports as part of the verification search process and data entry.
  • Handled all data entry for newly recorded tapes into the vault database.
  • Performed data entry and filing as well as general clerical duties.
  • Collaborated in data entry work and reorganized the filing system.
  • Assisted with data entry and managed documents in media.
  • Performed data entry and indexing on SDMS1 and SDMS2.

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17. Book Fairs

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Here's how Book Fairs is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Assist in coordinating events such as book fairs and planning activities that encourages and motivates students to read.
  • Coordinate displays, book fairs, author visits, library events, and miscellaneous as needed.
  • Set up and manage two annual campus-wide book fairs with evening and/or weekend family events.
  • Raised more than $6000 in new books by hosting book fairs from various publishers.
  • Arranged special activities for the students such as author visits and Scholastic book fairs.
  • Conducted 2 Scholastic Book Fairs each year and increased profits with each Book Fair.
  • Coordinated and managed annual book fairs, doubled profits the first year as Chairperson.
  • Assisted in the libraries inventory taking book count, responsible for book fairs.
  • Schedule and promote book fairs, and assist as a paraprofessional as needed.
  • Organized, ran and concluded Scholastic Book Fairs and Navajo story teller programs.
  • Created the Library Club and coordinated the Book Fairs and community services.
  • Organized book fairs and educational tours for children from the early-childhood center.
  • Arranged book fairs and ordering of classroom materials for instructors quarterly.
  • Organized Scholastic book fairs to raise money for new library books.
  • Raised funds through book fairs to purchase additional computers and books.
  • Conduct yearly Book fairs to raise money for the library.
  • Planned and organized two book fairs a year.
  • Planned and implemented three productive Scholastic Book Fairs.
  • Coordinated book fairs providing school fund raising opportunities.
  • Increased funding for library through Scholastic Book Fairs.

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18. Public Library

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Here's how Public Library is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Coordinated AUL Corporate Library program with Outreach Service representatives from Indianapolis Marion County Public Library.
  • Administered and developed public library programs including genealogy sessions, workshops, and lectures.
  • Interpreted and enforced personnel laws and regulations related to public library branch administration.
  • Developed, organized and conducted public library programs and creates library displays.
  • Collaborated on Public Library/School Youth Gaming presentation that connected gaming to literature.
  • Collaborated with teachers and local public library.
  • Designed and furnished interior of new public library building, purchased new book collection and hired all staff
  • Help library patrons enjoy the services of our public library - checking for books and other media.
  • Organized and moderated the first Career Connections Public Library Directors Panel which became an annual agenda item.
  • Provide positive public service in the Public Services area of Clinton-Macomb Public Library, South Branch.
  • Served as a Reference Librarian at Linden Public Library, Linden, NJ.
  • Direct the development and maintenance of a public library collection of materials.
  • Involved in all aspects of public library services for adults and children.
  • Re-established, reorganized and managed Jewish public library of 20,000 volumes.
  • Assisted library operations for two fast paced urban public library branches.
  • Promoted the public library through advertising and social networking.
  • Learned all about the public Library.
  • Developed public library skills and training.
  • Assisted in all areas of small public library, including shelving, filing cards, circulation, and readers advisory.
  • Created flyers, brochures, and wall displays used to promote the services offered by the Clarence Public Library.

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19. Front Desk

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Here's how Front Desk is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Managed front desk operations and circulation of materials.
  • Assisted students and community members in searching for, checking out, and discharging books, while monitoring the front desk.
  • Run front desk-answering calls, putting books on hold, checking out books, Information desk-singing up people for computers, helping
  • Stationed at front desk to assist patrons with returning, checking out books, or locating books and professor class material.
  • Worked at front desk, answering phones, taking care of children, addressing situations from teachers and parents as needed.
  • Position: Duties included: Checking books in and out and putting books away, and working the front desk.
  • Acted as school receptionist; Directed students and parents around the school and answered phone calls to the front desk.
  • Supervised the front desk, clerical duties, assisted patrons Shelving and organization research, checking out books and desensitization
  • Book keeping, front desk clerk, customer service and working with excel, PowerPoint, and word programs.
  • Worked front desk, helped students find books, sold books at book sale, priced and organized books
  • Worked as a front desk representative for the library and technical assistant with the computers and printers.
  • Handled general and technical customer service queries on a daily basis at the front desk.
  • Worked at the front desk, assisted students in finding books and information for projects.
  • Maintained well organized front desk; greeted visitors and guided them according to their needs.
  • Provide direct customer service to students, and community members via our front desk.
  • Monitored all front desk operations and services of the library, including reference service.
  • Managed the front desk, answered calls, assisted students, re-shelved books.
  • Work at front desk answering people's questions and checking in/out books.
  • Provided service to library patrons at UMN Music Library's front desk.
  • Maintained front desk by greeting patrons, checking-in or checking-out library material.

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20. Dvds

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Here's how Dvds is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Operated and maintained the in-house library database to include books, academic references, audio books, instructional DVDs, etc.
  • Assist patrons concerning locations of books, newspapers, computers, journals, and DVDs in a five floor library.
  • Provided assistance to students by checking out books, DVDs and other required research materials assigned by professors.
  • Conducted management of books and DVDs Assisted GIS Department dealing with corresponding maps in 19th and 20th Centuries
  • File books in dewy-decimal system and magazines, tapes, and videos and DVDs cart and shelves
  • Reserved rooms for recording and story time with a wide selection of books and dvds.
  • Created a catalog of over three thousand books, DVDs, and other materials.
  • Book shelving and help patrons check in/out Books, DVDs, and Computers.
  • Maintained integrity of categorization of open access video and DVDs (cataloging).
  • Cataloged books, magazines, DVDs, and newspapers using Dewy Decimal system.
  • Researched books/DVDs for library to purchase that would be helpful to students.
  • Check in and check out books and DVDs for customers.
  • Checked in/out books, DVDs and videos.
  • Shelved books and DVDs and helped patrons find them and check them out Self-directed, with no supervisor in the building
  • Shelved and organized DVDs, CDs, and vinyl records using the Dewey Decimal System.
  • Assist Visitors with Locating books or Video dvds , Discuss future Projects for department.
  • Shelved and organized books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Replicated CDs and DVDs as required by test engineers for field test centers.
  • Organized books and DVDs Provided customer service to incoming store customers
  • Catalogued over 300 books, tapes, videos, DVDs, and serials in the POLARIS system for the first time.

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21. New Materials

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Here's how New Materials is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Provided reference services, maintained library collection, made recommendations for the selection of new materials, and supervised inventory activities.
  • Collaborate with acquisitions to purchase new materials for both general and specific collections.
  • Re-arranged any necessary materials currently on the shelves to accommodate new materials.
  • Process new materials for collection, including original and copy cataloging.
  • Cataloged new materials and maintained databases using Microsoft Access and DB/TextWorks.
  • Processed new materials, including periodicals.
  • Enter and updated patrons' records on computer; process new materials including books, audiovisual materials, and computer software.
  • Reorganized shelves, replaced old material with new materials, and took inventory of new books and magazines.
  • Generate new ideas to continue to obtain new materials for the library with a greatly reduced budget.
  • Research new materials for developing library collections and programs in response to student and faculty's needs.
  • Operated circulation desk, assisted patrons, and ordered new materials for the library.
  • Trained 7 inmate clerks to catalog new materials, provide basic library services properly.
  • Developed first budget, securing repeating financial support for purchase of new materials.
  • Reviewed and ordered all new materials, processed and cataloged before shelving them.
  • Acquire new materials in all formats consistent with overall institutional strategic goals.
  • Selected and purchased new materials and marketed collection with signs and displays.
  • Evaluate library collection, acquire new materials, and weed outdated material.
  • Developed local branch s collection through the selection of new materials.
  • Process new materials including books, audiovisual materials and magazines.
  • Cataloged new purchases and managed the processing of new materials.

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22. Teen

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Here's how Teen is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Scheduled and trained adult/teen volunteers.
  • Dedicate fifteen hours a week working in the library and thirty to forty hours a week on major holidays.
  • Maintained children's and teen's collections including audio and video resources and assisted patrons in reader's advisory.
  • Develop, publicize, and present adult, teen, and children's programs, displays and exhibits.
  • Answered reference questions for all ages and reviewed books for children and teens for approval for the collection.
  • Organized activities around events such as Poetry Month, Banned Books Week, and Teen Read Week.
  • Assisted circulation, children, teen, reference, PR, HR, and technical services departments.
  • Presented at ALA 2012 Anaheim Conference, Spectacular Library services for At-Risk 2012, Understanding Teens Services.
  • Created monthly passive and active programs for teens promoting system wide library resources and branch resources.
  • Plan and provide programming for youth, specifically preschool and school-aged children as well as teens.
  • Create and execute bulletin board displays in teen area with the help of teen volunteers.
  • Supervised staff of thirteen (13) in daily operations of law and leisure library.
  • Developed, marketed, and conducted various adult, teen and children's programs.
  • Worked with library facility focus group to develop library teen center website and locale.
  • Provided excellent customer service and information services to adults, teens, & children.
  • Plan teen programming for six libraries including crafts, gaming and teen organizations.
  • Award two year Teen and Tween grant by Massachusetts Library Board of Commissioners.
  • Reason for leaving: opportunity to work with Teens at the Laurel branch.
  • Worked as Children's, Teen and Adult Services Librarian at Main Library.
  • Designed, planned, and implemented 6 monthly teen programming sessions from 2009-2012.

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23. Reference Desk

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Here's how Reference Desk is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Managed reference desk including advising readers and delivering computer class instruction to the public.
  • Provide excellent patron services when covering circulation and reference desks.
  • Provide customer service and technology assistance at reference desk.
  • Provide excellent services when covering reference desks
  • Reference services at the reference desk, via IM, email, and by appointment at the Lincoln Park Campus.
  • Staffed reference desk to assist patrons with the Innovative Interfaces catalog, computer and Internet terminals, and research.
  • Staff the Government Documents Reference Desk, providing reference face to face, on the phone or through e-mail.
  • Continue to teach technology classes, inform the library in technology decisions and staff the library's reference desk
  • Answer and assist with any reference desk queries in the library, on the phone and via e-mail.
  • Assist students with academic research at the reference desk for the University Libraries at the Hayward campus.
  • Provided reference desk services and conducted key library tours for small groups (Junior/High School Classes).
  • Provided reference and research assistance to library patrons, in-person at the reference desk and via phone.
  • Provide reference desk assistance to students and faculty of the college as well as community members.
  • Staff the reference desk and assist students with databases, library resources, and research methods.
  • Managed the circulation, computer labs, and reference desks during evening and weekend hours.
  • Travel to various library locations to fill in at the reference desk for absences.
  • Managed evening and weekend circulation, computer lab and reference desks and staff.
  • Worked Sunday reference rotation at subject division reference desks and branch libraries.
  • Answered patrons' reference questions at the Reference Desk during scheduled hours.
  • Provided reference and technology assistance to patrons on the reference desk.

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24. Basic Computer

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Here's how Basic Computer is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Completed library projects involving pamphlet crafting/construction and the use of basic computer programs.
  • Assisted students with basic computer instruction including Microsoft Office.
  • Provide basic computer support and offer formal instructions on the use of the library catalog, online databases and the internet.
  • Provided computer instruction, both group and individual, on basic computer skills, Internet access and network applications.
  • Assist patrons with basic computer skills, use of software programs, use of the printing system and copier.
  • Teach library patrons in basic computer skills and use of computerized databases to assist with their searches.
  • Lead technology programs for adults: beginning Facebook, Basic Computer Skills, General Troubleshooting.
  • Provided basic computer technical support to staff members not provided by IT Department.
  • Teach and assist patrons with basic computer skills.
  • Instructed customers in basic computer and database usage.
  • Assist students with basic computer function's.
  • Instructed patrons in basic computer usage.
  • Plan and deliver client-centered programs such as Basic computer skills, using library eReader sources, using online resources.
  • Performed basic computer skills * Accommodated student and faculty needs * Organized library materials

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25. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Filed paperwork and music, answered phone calls, organized mail, sent and received faxes and e- mails, etc.
  • Gained a relationship with parents by conferencing one on one with each parent, phone calls, and via email.
  • Answer phone calls, reply to e-mails, process the daily circulation notices (e-mail and paper).
  • Provide Government Document reference through walk-ins, phone calls and e-mail from faculty, staff and the community.
  • Help students when they enter the library, arrange the books in order & answer phone calls.
  • Assisted buyers regarding pricing discrepancy emails, questions, and phone calls - once approved by contracting.
  • Received and directed telephone calls to appropriate staff and received visitors and patrons to the library.
  • Answer and respond to phone calls from patients, physicians, and other hospitals.
  • Received incoming telephone calls and requests, and refers them to the appropriate department.
  • Answer any phone calls and direct them to whom they're asking for.
  • Updated the library information database and made phone calls for information.
  • Answered and transferred phone calls, while utilizing proper phone etiquette.
  • Operated with computer and printers as well as phone calls.
  • Assisted coworkers with answering phone calls and answering chats.
  • Welcomed visitors and answered telephone calls and concerns.
  • Worked as office assistant and answered phone calls.
  • Direct phone calls to and from the radiologist.
  • Answered phone calls and processed sample requests.
  • Direct phone calls to their proper destination.
  • Maintained inventories, and answered phone calls

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26. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Presented educational lessons on classroom studies utilizing PowerPoint presentations.
  • Work on both Mac and PC units using Microsoft Work, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Created effective step-by-step instruction materials for MS Word, PowerPoint, online research, and APA citation system.
  • Have experience with Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Used Microsoft word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations for the student lounge.
  • Created Powerpoint presentations for classes and in-house information.
  • Document Preparation: Skilled in Word, PowerPoint and Excel Filing and answering phones
  • Prepared a documents folder for accreditation.Gave Powerpoint presentations on the databases and library's services at faculty meetings.
  • Experience includes produced correspondence on PC including Jamis, MSWord, Powerpoint and MSExcel.

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27. Computer System

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Here's how Computer System is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Provided assistance to students and faculty members utilizing the library computer system and location of reference materials.
  • Provide Competitive Intelligence for American Airlines Management on other Airlines and Travel Reservation Computer Systems.
  • Operate libraries computer system and other administrative duties.
  • Used the computer system to charge and discharge materials, compute library fines, issue library cards and maintain patron records.
  • Assist Media Center users in a variety of ways involving material searches, computer system, audio-visual equipment and non-print materials.
  • Learned how to make library cards, and check in and out books for patrons using the new computer system.
  • Answered telephones as well as assisted users with general and specialized software and computer systems and other LRC media equipment
  • Trained newly hired staff on library protocol, computer systems, and customer service strategies in preparation for opening.
  • Organized books, labeled and entered new books into the computer system, helped children check in and out books
  • Received and checked-in books into a computer system before placing them back on assigned shelf.
  • Assist students find a book on the shelves and in the computer system.
  • Checked books in and out of the library utilizing the Athena computer system.
  • Assisted inmates in locating materials and provided research via on-line computer system.
  • Continue processing old and new books for library with current computer system.
  • Learned a new library computer system during the last year of employment.
  • Entered and managed library books and student list into computer system.
  • Used the library s computer system to charge and discharge materials.
  • Utilized a computer system to perform main job duties.
  • Develop and established the computer system in the library.
  • Enter and update patrons records on computer system.

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28. Research Assistance

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Here's how Research Assistance is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Provide research assistance lab in collaboration with the Academic Center for Excellence tutoring services
  • Performed various library functions such as research assistance and book circulation management.
  • Oversee computer learning labs, including homework/research assistance and troubleshooting computer issues.
  • Scheduled appointments with students to offer research assistance as necessary.
  • Provide reference and research assistance via virtual chat (AskALibrarian), email, phone and F2F in English and Spanish.
  • Serve the community as a Reference Librarian by giving research assistance, reader's advisory and Library orientations.
  • Provided research assistance to students, faculty, staff and community patrons via face-to-face and virtual modes.
  • Provided reference research assistance to library patrons in person, over the phone, and via email.
  • Provide research assistance and tutoring to the students and staff in the medical and dental fields.
  • Provide in person and telephone reference and research assistance to patrons using print and online resources.
  • Provided research assistance to fellow students, in charge of working with librarians and filing books.
  • Offered reference service / research assistance to students and faculty via chat and email
  • Provided Reference Service, Reader's Advisory, Research Assistance and Circulation services.
  • Provided students with research assistance, organized books, and occasional tutoring.
  • Provided research assistance for students and staff, and maintained reference files.
  • Provided research assistance to Judges and staff of the appellate courts.
  • Provide reference and research assistance at the Children's Service desk.
  • Provide reference and research assistance at the Adult Information desk.
  • Provided legal and non-law reference and research assistance to attorneys.
  • Provide research assistance to students, faculty, and staff.

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29. Bibliographic Instruction

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Here's how Bibliographic Instruction is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Exhibited the ability to communicate effectively with individual midshipmen and groups by conducting classroom bibliographic instruction presentations and library orientations.
  • Skilled at meeting with faculty to discuss need of bibliographic instruction and development of information literacy goals.
  • Visited regional offices to conduct bibliographic instructional seminars and to add local collections to central catalog.
  • Created policies for collection development, donations, and circulation for school accreditation Bibliographic Instruction.
  • Worked collaboratively with other faculty in developing bibliographic instruction programs across the curriculum.
  • Provided library orientation and bibliographic instruction in print and electronic resources.
  • Provided bibliographic instruction and reference services to students and faculty.
  • Administered bibliographic instruction and information sessions and proctored exams.3.
  • Prepared electronic bibliographic instructional materials using PowerPoint and LibGuides.
  • Conducted bibliographic instruction sessions for corporate library patrons.
  • Provided reference and bibliographic instruction to patrons.
  • Perform Bibliographic instruction to students and faculty.
  • Conducted information literacy and bibliographic instruction.
  • Schedule library visits and bibliographic instruction.
  • Provided Bibliographic Instruction to incoming students.
  • Provided bibliographic instruction upon request.
  • Established and coordinated the Teacher Education Program library; maintained a web page; taught Bibliographic Instruction to students and faculty.
  • Conducted regular bibliographic instruction and assisted with research for students, staff, and faculty based on university learning outcomes.
  • Provided bibliographic instruction to faculty, staff and students both in the library and in the classroom.
  • Provided bibliographic instruction for print and electronic resources, reference service, and all circulation duties.

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30. Sort

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Here's how Sort is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Directed day-to-day operations of music office in addition to cataloging and sorting music for archival purposes.
  • Sorted completed Faculty/Course evaluation batches by department & instructor in preparation for scanning into data base.
  • Maintained the consortium services of academic libraries in Thailand and other provincial university libraries.
  • Initiated consortia memberships for resource sharing facilitation, and introduced online database searching.
  • Developed digital archive of consortium documenting business decisions and processes.
  • Sorted incoming mail and distributed to appropriate personnel.
  • Sorted and organized all incoming literature.
  • Maintained and sorted library collections.
  • Support the library with daily operations such as: sorting and organizing books, providing information and guidance to students.
  • Facilitated numerous technology workshops for the Virginia Beach City Public Schools and the Consortium for Interactive Instruction managed by WHRO.
  • Helped get checked-in books back onto the shelves for student access and also helped sort out student issues.
  • Sorted books, publications and other items according to classification code and returned them to shelves and files.
  • Served as Stacks liaison between the Georgetown Libraries and the Washington Research Libraries Consortium (WRLC).
  • Rearranged the book collection, to be sorted first by school of study for ease of use.
  • Serve on the Executive Committee of LaLINC, the Louisiana Library Network Consortium (LOUIS).
  • Sorted and put away books as well as helped guests with anything they needed assistance with.
  • Worked with a small team to create and implement an effective system of sorting and labeling.
  • Sorted, filed, organized and re-shelved books while also investigating lost and misfiled books.
  • Studied the knowledge about Ohio Link, a consortium of Ohio's college and university libraries
  • Process hold recalls, renewals and other student request and sort books for shelving.

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31. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Supervised the high school and middle school para-professionals in their specific library duties including shelving, processing and special projects.
  • Career Map, resume, and keeping a blog, were my special projects at this job.
  • Manage all facets of library collection, user services, administration services, special projects and troubleshooting.
  • Key contributor to special projects resulting in improvement of unit, division, and library operations.
  • Provided assistance to teachers and students by locating materials and helping to complete special projects.
  • Supervised volunteers in specific library duties, including shelving, processing, and special projects.
  • Worked closely with Assistant Director of Administrative Services and division heads on special projects.
  • Plan and direct or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activity.
  • Assisted in young adult literature displays, programs and special projects, as needed.
  • Performed specific library duties including: shelving books, processing, and special projects.
  • Planned and coordinated special projects with the Education Center and Child Development Services.
  • Provided language art classes with special projects and library procedures.
  • Served as Lead Worker and supervised co-workers in special projects.
  • Assisted in meetings, conferences, and special projects.
  • Assisted lead librarian with special projects as they arose.
  • Assist Head Librarian with special projects and events.
  • Assisted students and professors on special projects.
  • Volunteer mother for special projects.
  • Participate in Collection Development including Young Adult Collaborate on Special Projects.
  • Managed information systems and websites Cataloged gift materials Managed special projects under the direction of the Chief Librarian

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32. Staff Members

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Here's how Staff Members is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Processed course registrations by entering registrant information into a database and communicating with staff members to clarify issues on registration forms.
  • Fort Riley Post Library is a 35,000-volume facility that operates 40 hours a week with 5-7 staff members and several volunteers.
  • Worked with staff members and students providing information, materials, searched databases, coordinated hardware and software update and maintenance.
  • Maintained excellent rapport with students, staff members and volunteers while teaching and training the various aspects of the library.
  • Managed the retrieval and delivery of complex research by staff members who worked on a variety of assignments.
  • Provided reference, performed Due Diligence searches and research for 85 attorneys and other legal staff members.
  • Conduct in service training for staff members in the routines, methods and procedures of the branch.
  • Collaborated with the school supervisor and staff members to assess and address students' needs.
  • Assisted staff members and school board officials in getting information on school governance.
  • Interviewed, selected, and trained six staff members for new branch library.
  • Initiated collaboration with other staff members to achieve positive outcomes for students.
  • Provided guidance in research methods to asylum officers and staff members.
  • Trained multiple staff members for multiple positions within the department.
  • Supervised and trained one full-time and seven part-time staff members.
  • Schedule hours and assigned tasks to 20 staff members.
  • Maintain classroom control while working with other staff members.
  • Oversee and train staff members in repair procedures.
  • Improved retrieval of software lent to staff members.
  • Assisted staff members with projects as needed.
  • Ensured that all staff members received training in EEO policies and cummunicated support of those policies on a regular basis.

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33. Lesson Plans

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Here's how Lesson Plans is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Collaborated with teachers in creating lesson plans and collection development.
  • Established lesson plans and conducted classes, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays on the subject of Earth Sciences and Math.
  • Developed relevant lesson plans in support of the three schools in the district (grades k-12).
  • Created and implemented lesson plans for Academic Intervention Service classes using the online program Achieve 3000.
  • Design lesson plans, motivate, and create a safe place to learn and grow.
  • Meet with colleagues to coordinate lesson plans and work with specific subjects of expertise.
  • Developed relevant lesson plans in support of twenty-one classes (grades 3-6).
  • Create course educational materials, lesson plans, assignments, and tests.
  • Scheduled, planned, carried out students therapy and lesson plans.
  • Developed and implemented weekly lesson plans, assignments, and assessments.
  • Produced lesson plans for PreK through sixth grade in the Library.
  • Designed and developed all the teaching materials and lesson plans.
  • Created lesson plans for mainstream, inclusion and special needs students
  • Create and implement lesson plans for Kindergarten through Eighth Grades.
  • Prepared educational objectives and lesson plans for eight levels.
  • Develop and present lesson plans to 500 students weekly.
  • Assist teachers with lesson plans for their classes.
  • Write and teaching curriculum and lesson plans.
  • Plan lesson plans for all grades.
  • Followed lesson plans set by Librarian.

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34. Information Services

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Here's how Information Services is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Prepare timely and accurate statistical reports related to library/information services, resources, and activities.
  • Analyze and evaluate library and information services, technology and media service requirements.
  • Develop and manage cost-effective library and information services, technology and media.
  • Followed State protocol for ensuring safety while providing excellent information services.
  • Educated patrons on information services, including computer provision and training.
  • Supported staff economists and bank executives by providing information services.
  • Develop and manage convenient, accessible library and information services.
  • Provide technical information services to program managers, engineers.
  • Provided reference and information services for patrons both in person and via telephone at public desks at the downtown Central Library.
  • Utilized electronic and print resources in providing instructive reference and information services to library customers of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Provided reference and information services to library patrons at the Central Library and Branch Locations on Sundays when needed.
  • Helped report inventory related to library and information services, technology and media services, resources and activities.
  • Selected and purchased all library resources, including books, periodical subscriptions, and online information services.
  • Provided information services in a timely and cost effective manner to all internal personnel for client services.
  • Planned, coordinated, and evaluated information services and library collections at 3 NIOSH research centers.
  • Assisted the Information Services staff with data dictionary-related analysis, design, and conversion efforts.
  • Provided information services to community members using catalog, online databases, and print materials.
  • Establish and manage the budget for library and information services, technology and media.
  • Manage the planning, administrative and budgetary functions of library and information services.
  • Provide reader's advisory, information services, and research services.

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35. Oclc

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Here's how Oclc is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Cataloged various formats for using standard cataloging utilizes - DDC (21st Edition), AACR2, LCSH and OCLC.
  • Cataloged earth science maps onto OCLC using AACR II, USGS classification scheme, and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
  • Utilized Web of Knowledge, OCLC, WorldCat, FirstSearch, Science Direct, and many other bibliographic databases.
  • Cataloged internal Institute reports into OCLC and INNOPAC databases and copy-cataloged books, periodicals, and other acquisitions.
  • Added new books to collection via OCLC downloading or manually in AutoLibrarian system.
  • Process, catalog and inventory legal and government documents, using OCLC.
  • Exported records from both OCLC applications.
  • Created labels in OCLC Label Program.
  • Trained staff to use on-line resources including DIALOG, NTIS, MEDLINE, OCLC and DTIC databases.
  • Fill out going ILL requests using OCLC First Search.
  • Searched OCLC's WORLDCAT to obtain call numbers and subject headings for books not in the Marcive database
  • Searched and edited records in Horizon, Sirsi, OCLC CATME, and OCLC Prism.
  • Processed reference and interlibrary loan requests through OCLC.
  • Handled interlibrary loan requests via OCLC.
  • Use tools to copy catalog Document materials: OCLC, Marcive, and Sirsi.

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36. Shelve Books

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Here's how Shelve Books is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Shelve books, renewal of the books to the students, helping the students to arrange conferences in the conferencing rooms.
  • Shelve books, help any library users with finding and checking out books, assist library users with computers and printers.
  • Volunteer position, assist students with locating books, check out and return books, clean library and shelve books.
  • Job included following the Dewey Decimal System to properly shelve books in a small school library.
  • Shelve books that are returned while organizing shelves in the stacks.
  • Checked books in and out and shelve books into proper categories.
  • Shelve books/ organization duties such as checking the call No.
  • Shelve books in appropriate location and fulfill inmate book requests.
  • Shelve books, periodicals and other materials.
  • Shelve books to keep library in order.
  • Shelve books, help library patrons
  • Shelve books and greet customers.
  • Clean and shelve books, make copies, fax and straighten books.
  • Collect fines, shelve books, and issue new cards.
  • Shelve books, check out books, know DDS
  • Shelve books, clean, & collect fines.
  • Check books in and out; shelve books
  • Assist patrons with library related materials File, organize and shelve books, CD's, movies, recordings, etc.
  • Check books in and out of the library, shelve books, maintaine microfiche areas.
  • Respond to inquires from internal / external clients, Re-shelve books using the Congress Catalog

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37. Library Database

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Here's how Library Database is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Organized and archived video footage into library databases allowing for timely retrieval of video clips for on-air packages.
  • Cataloged all materials for the library using Library of Congress classification and entered into automated library database.
  • Computed information into Library Database.
  • Trained individuals and groups in information seeking behaviors, research and instruction with library databases and proper APA citation style.
  • Developed process for over 500 students to check out and return over 10,000 books through utilization of library database.
  • Worked In the school library creating and maintaining the library database, assisting students with checking out books and books
  • Offered guidance in the use of library database, computers, printers, photocopiers, and microfilm readers.
  • Provide reference service; help students and faculty operate library databases and computers for research.
  • Teach patrons and coworkers in use of technology, mobile devices, and library databases.
  • Instructed new employees and students on use of available library databases and information sources.
  • Located requested books on the shelves and in the library database using software.
  • Prepared records for file reference using library database; queried SQL database.
  • Instruct patrons in the use of library catalog and library databases.
  • Used Microsoft Office Suite and inter library databases to enter data.
  • Help patrons use the library databases and maneuver the website.
  • Power Library Database Trainer for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
  • Located requested materials on the shelves and in library database.
  • Used FileMaker Pro 5 to create new library database.
  • Checked out books using a library database.
  • Managed the general library database Organized activities and provided people with information about the library

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38. Research Projects

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Here's how Research Projects is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Organized information gathered from research projects for vertical files and entered key access information into database.
  • Collaborated with attorneys and investigators on special research projects.
  • Conduct all reference inquires and implementation of research projects for classroom teachers and the schedule of library for class research.
  • Scanned all documents (clips and film) regarding research projects partnered with uploading and cataloging related customer request files.
  • Analyzed, generated, and arranged maps for the library's ongoing projects and for patrons' research projects.
  • Collaborate with teachers for research projects, cross curricular lessons, and projects using the book OnePeop1e.
  • Assisted clients with requests for library guidance, location of resources, and research projects.
  • Worked closely with clients on in-depth research projects to support departmental and corporate goals.
  • Serve on nursing practice and research committees, support and participate in research projects.
  • Collaborated with faculty to create skills and research projects to enhance student learning.
  • Assisted patron requests and consulted for students with targeted research projects.
  • Collaborated with teachers to enhance classroom lessons and research projects.
  • Facilitated and guided research projects for grades seven through twelve.
  • Helped students with development of bibliographies for class research projects.
  • Collaborated with other teachers on student research projects and assignments.
  • Guided and organized research projects for the Middle School.
  • Collaborated with teachers on research projects.
  • Helped students with research projects.
  • Assist students with research projects.
  • Assisted classes with research projects.

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39. Computer Lab

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Here's how Computer Lab is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Supervised Middle School Computer Lab, providing technical assistance and troubleshooting for computer problems.
  • Performed troubleshooting in associated Windows computer lab and network printer.
  • Maintained computer lab and oversaw keyboarding instruction.
  • Conducted group student orientations in the use of library resources and computer lab operations.
  • Supervised computer labs, including staff, at various regional libraries in countywide system.
  • Supervised computer lab, approved and recorded lending and returning of school laptops.
  • Assisted students working with PC and Mac operating systems in all-night computer labs.
  • Demonstrated the use of the Macintosh and PC software to computer lab users.
  • Offered weekly computer lab and hands-on computer training to low-income and homeless citizens.
  • Provide some technical support for teachers and students in the computer lab.
  • Managed services, equipment, and staffing of Research Commons computer lab.
  • Managed computer lab with 35 computer stations and 5 software applications.
  • Assisted patrons with general computer use in library computer lab.
  • Maintained computer labs, computer set-up, assist library faculty.
  • Maintained the library's and computer lab's reservation schedules.
  • Assist and proctor during testing in the computer labs.
  • Monitored and assisted patrons in the computer lab.
  • Input on the computer lab and library renovation
  • Created an online computer lab sign-up strategy.
  • Supervised the library and the computer lab.

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40. Reference Assistance

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Here's how Reference Assistance is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Provided research consultation, reference assistance and technical assistance to faculty and students.
  • Provided reference assistance and user support to summer associates and attorneys.
  • Provided reference assistance for students and staff by ascertaining information needs.
  • Provided reader's advisory and reference assistance to a diverse population.
  • Provide virtual and traditional reference assistance to the college community.
  • Provided reference assistance to researchers.
  • Provided reference assistance to public.
  • Provide reference assistance to genealogy researchers, answer question points, conduct virtual reference interviews, and assist library patrons.
  • Directed all library services including reference assistance, readers' advisory, outreach and programming.
  • Provide research and reference assistance and instruction to faculty and students in various subject areas.
  • Provided reference assistance and in-depth research for 5 West Coast offices including company headquarters.
  • Provided both remote and in person reference assistance to Mercer consultants across the globe.
  • Provided reference assistance and in-depth research to over 20 offices in North America.
  • Provided reference assistance at busy, main branch directly and over the telephone.
  • Provided reference assistance and tech support to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Provided paging, document delivery, and reference assistance services to scholars.
  • Provided reference assistance to students and instructors with print and digital resources.
  • Provide reader's advisory and reference assistance to patrons, upon request.
  • Reference assistance using all formats.
  • Develop help documentation in print and online Provide reference assistance to all information seekers.

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41. Student Workers

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Here's how Student Workers is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Managed student workers, assisted patron research, designed projects for library improvement, cataloged and managed book collections in database.
  • Monitored: shelving, processing of binding, and work done by technicians and student workers.
  • Oversee a staff of six student workers in the daily operation of the campus library.
  • Appointed to lead the cataloging team and help supervise and train other student workers
  • Facilitate the hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of student workers.
  • Supervised seven full-time staff as well as 10-15 student workers.
  • Managed the branch and supervised library clerk and student workers.
  • Directed student workers who worked in the periodical section.
  • Supervised four student workers and one part-time adult worker.
  • Supervised and trained a staff of 5 student workers.
  • Trained other student workers in the software.
  • Reference, Interlibrary Loan, Supervision of Student Workers, Instruction
  • Managed book, media and microform interlibrary loan requests Supervised two student workers

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42. Information Resources

low Demand
Here's how Information Resources is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Created strategic plans for identifying and acquiring information resources to support district curriculum.
  • Provided access to information by assisting students and staff in identifying information resources.
  • Provide reference assistance to students and faculty using various information resources.
  • Assisted in purchasing and organizing data and information resources.
  • Provide access to digital information resources.
  • Collect, Organize and promote information resources in the school library that supports the curriculum and the needs of its students.
  • Identified, interpreted and provided access to information resources in all formats for all disciplines, including Law.
  • Created campus LibGuide to increase ease of access to library and information resources for students and staff.
  • Acquired and arranged church information resources by finding, shelving, and selecting books.
  • Instructed graduate students and faculty in accessing and using print and electronic information resources.
  • Provided outreach and instruction to faculty and students on software and library information resources.
  • Create, update and manage electronic and printed information resources.
  • Performed online database searching, identified local information resources and assisted with access to information sources through interlibrary loan procedures.
  • Conducted research using electronic information resources, encyclopedias, reference books and the online catalog.
  • Teach classes about information resources found in the college's library and through the college library's website.
  • Organized books according to the libraries specific needs Managed access to electronic information resources Digitized collections for online access

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43. Subject Matter

low Demand
Here's how Subject Matter is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Reviewed subject matter of materials to be classified and selected classification numbers and heading according to classification system.
  • Organize materials into the various subject matters and provide descriptions of the materials so that they can be easily located.
  • Subject matters were often scientific and technical; areas in which librarians needed to have a certain proficiency.
  • Inserted and extracted materials from subject matter files, gathered information for source documents edited copies for errors.
  • Organized book shelves throughout library and distributed books to staff members based on subject matter and volume needs.
  • Help students on the phone or in person to find subject matter for school projects.
  • Organized materials into the various subject matters and provide material descriptions for easy access.
  • Subject matter was pharmaceutical and drug reference in nature.
  • Organize materials into the various subject matters on site.
  • Classified materials by subject matter.
  • Acted as the Data Subject Matter Expert for more than 70 datasets from multiple government sources in three classified data systems.
  • Organized library based on subject matter, academic discourse, and geography Created a library catalog for book borrowers.

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44. CDS

low Demand
Here's how CDS is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Created, update, and maintain YCDS Library website.
  • Provided Advertised and sold CDs of the top jazz band to the public during jazz performances for a nominal donation.
  • Cataloged the backlog of library items including books, scrapbooks, archival manuscripts, and cds.
  • Maintained catalog of resources for books, CDs, videos, records and tapes.
  • Checked in and out books, movies, cds and electronic devices.
  • Process critical documents & CDs on Live Link for reviewing.
  • Shelved new CDs by alphabetical order and genre.
  • Organized books, movies, and CDs.
  • Assisted students and teachers with any requests or questions about sheet music, plays, films, or CDs.
  • Organized books/CDs keeping them tidy via shelf reading Managed public access computers and cataloged pick-up or returned books
  • Re-shelved movies and CDs Quickly learned system of organization
  • Shelved and catalogued books/CDs in the library.
  • Distributed and monitored the use of music CDs among mental health patients Circulated books for patient use Maintained shelf organization
  • Scan books , movies an music CDs an cassette tapes.

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45. Technical Support

low Demand
Here's how Technical Support is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Provided technical support for computer programs related to electronic music classes.
  • Managed technical support including cataloging, serials, and acquisitions.
  • Performed technical support and technology training within the library.
  • Provide technical support (troubleshooting PCs, Windows, library software, printers) for the library branch.
  • Coordinated issues with technical support personnel to insure the SharePoint server and client application were running efficiently.
  • Administered and cross-trained staff to provide technical support for the library integrated system (GEAC).
  • Provided technical support and served as technical liaison between system users and the company.
  • Coordinated with technical support staff to ensure all LRC equipment was functioning and available.
  • Supplied technical support for library software and media devices to students and faculty.
  • Provided administrative and technical support for the PMM Administrative and Technical staff.
  • Provided technical support on EDA Tools for PCB and RF designs.
  • Helped students and faculty with technical support on all computers.
  • Performed software and technical support in data center equipment.
  • Provide technical support to editorial suites and mix stages.
  • Scheduled and provided technical support of AV equipment.
  • Assist students w/ research, technical support & library resources Write summaries of literary resources for the college and student recommendation
  • Provided customer and technical support along with signage design for the library and design tutoring for students.
  • Provide technical support for teachers, on network, computers, and iPads.
  • Execute override and filepass jobs providing technical support to the development staff.
  • Provided technical support for eReaders and other mobile devices.

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46. Catalog Books

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Here's how Catalog Books is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Help students with acquiring employment; process inventory; catalog books; check books in and out of system.
  • Code, classify, and catalog books based on subject matter or standard library classification systems.
  • Organize and catalog books, Maintain cleanliness of study hall
  • Order and catalog books for the library.
  • Greet students Catalog books Troubleshoot Windows OS Assist Students with MS Office 2010 Troubleshoot basic printer issues

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47. Audiovisual Aids

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Here's how Audiovisual Aids is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Classified and coded books, publications, and audiovisual aids.

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48. Research Services

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Here's how Research Services is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Provide comprehensive reference and research services in the specialized disciplines of nursing education, nursing specialties and academic integrity.
  • Provide general and subject-specific reference and research services and individual instruction to patrons.
  • Formulate the equitable delivery of research services-on demand and current awareness.
  • Administered legal and lending library research services to diverse populations.
  • Managed library reference and research services.
  • Provided research services and instruction and developed the print collection on behalf of the College of Education's students and faculty.
  • Reference and research services to all federal judges and federal agencies within Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
  • Provided reference and research services to library users; assisted library users with the use of computer.
  • Provide reference and research services to students and staff, specifically in the topic area of nursing.
  • Provided research services for editors, writers and corporate staff, using print and online sources.
  • Provided library research services to the public, faculty, staff and approximately 17,000 students.
  • Conduct patron interviews to assess needs for information and research services in the adult department.
  • Provided reference and research services, to technical career students, faculty, and staff.
  • Provided in depth reference and research services and bibliographic assistance to the public.
  • Managed library and legal research services for large general practice law firm.
  • Perform research services for staff of mental health care company.
  • Performed information and research services for offices in five cities.
  • Provided reference and research services.
  • Assisted patrons in finding informational resources Promoted UCLA Library research services.
  • Provide virtual reference and research services for attorneys and other legal professionals on a part time basis.

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49. Information Technology

low Demand
Here's how Information Technology is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Assisted with basic information Technology troubleshooting and support for approximately 1 year.
  • Directed Information Technology Personnel assigned to the Library.
  • Resolved information technology problems for the curriculum library.
  • Explored applying information technology skills to libraries.
  • Delivered faculty in-service on information technology.
  • Work with the Information Technology Services Unit on ranking library databases to make them more understandable to users.

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50. Online

low Demand
Here's how Online is used in Librarian jobs:
  • Enhanced the Intranet site to increase usability and accessibility resulting in a new and more efficient online environmental documents catalog.
  • Prepared documentation and compiled reports for WASC accreditation, maintained ABA standards for law library, investigated online library options.
  • Collaborated with writers of award-winning print and online newspaper by conducting research and collecting supporting documents for articles.
  • Performed general circulation duties as well as maintaining collection by utilizing the online management software, Millennium.
  • Delivered instruction in classroom setting, individually and online; adapted educational content to diverse audiences.
  • Researched part specifications for individual electronic components online then corrected errors, mistakes or changes.
  • Assist students taking online courses with navigation of electronic library resources and learning management system.
  • Ensured that statistics related to online library collection/access and usage were collected and maintained.
  • Developed and delivered professional development online class on the topic of Primary Sources.
  • Skilled in use of electronic document retrieval systems, including online informational databases.
  • Performed specific online bibliographic reference searches in response to daily reference queries.
  • Supervised staff, initiated online cataloging system, and developed print collection.
  • Promoted library services via online marketing materials and semi-annual library open-house events.
  • Provided guidance in examining employment search and completing online job applications.
  • Helped establish online network between other U.S. regional military community libraries.
  • Provided in-person and online professional reference and dissemination of information.
  • Conducted online searches for patents, trademarks and technical/medical literature.
  • Provided technical support for online training course materials via phone/email.
  • Instructed patrons to use online catalog and Web-based databases more efficiently
  • Computerized library to include in-house databases and online services.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Librarian

Library Materials32%
Online Databases7.9%
Online Catalog6.8%
Customer Service6.3%
Collection Development5.6%
Internet5.2%
Reference Services4.3%
Literacy4.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Librarian

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Library Materials
Library Materials
25.3%
25.3%
2
2
Online Databases
Online Databases
6.2%
6.2%
3
3
Online Catalog
Online Catalog
5.4%
5.4%
4
4
Customer Service
Customer Service
5%
5%
5
5
Collection Development
Collection Development
4.4%
4.4%
6
6
Internet
Internet
4.1%
4.1%
7
7
Reference Services
Reference Services
3.4%
3.4%
8
8
Literacy
Literacy
3.2%
3.2%
9
9
Library System
Library System
2.5%
2.5%
10
10
Electronic Resources
Electronic Resources
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan
2.2%
2.2%
12
12
Circulation Desk
Circulation Desk
2%
2%
13
13
Reference Questions
Reference Questions
2%
2%
14
14
Patron Accounts
Patron Accounts
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Reference Materials
Reference Materials
1.7%
1.7%
16
16
Data Entry
Data Entry
1.6%
1.6%
17
17
Book Fairs
Book Fairs
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
Public Library
Public Library
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Front Desk
Front Desk
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Dvds
Dvds
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
New Materials
New Materials
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Teen
Teen
1%
1%
23
23
Reference Desk
Reference Desk
1%
1%
24
24
Basic Computer
Basic Computer
1%
1%
25
25
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
1%
1%
26
26
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
1%
1%
27
27
Computer System
Computer System
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Research Assistance
Research Assistance
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Bibliographic Instruction
Bibliographic Instruction
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Sort
Sort
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Special Projects
Special Projects
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Information Services
Information Services
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Oclc
Oclc
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Shelve Books
Shelve Books
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Library Database
Library Database
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
Research Projects
Research Projects
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Computer Lab
Computer Lab
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Reference Assistance
Reference Assistance
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Student Workers
Student Workers
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Information Resources
Information Resources
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Subject Matter
Subject Matter
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
CDS
CDS
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Technical Support
Technical Support
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Catalog Books
Catalog Books
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Audiovisual Aids
Audiovisual Aids
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Research Services
Research Services
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Information Technology
Information Technology
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
Online
Online
0.5%
0.5%

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