Top Library Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Library Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Library Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 25.1% of Library Technician resumes contained Library Materials as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Library Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Library Materials

high Demand
Here's how Library Materials is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Selected library materials for purchase from system-developed lists and other sources based on knowledge of community and/or target audience interests.
  • Investigated missing material not officially checked out and analyzed database to locate duplicate copies of any new library materials.
  • Assisted with student research using various internal and external databases of information and managed circulation of library materials.
  • Verified bibliographic data of library materials and updated holdings and item records in online catalog.
  • Organize library materials to prepare them for inclusion into library collections, including labeling.
  • Shelved library materials, in-processed new materials, basic cataloging, withdrew library materials.
  • Add incoming library materials to automated circulation system and inspect for damages.
  • Process incoming and outgoing library materials by using automated serial control system.
  • Maintained regular transportation and organization of incoming and outgoing library materials.
  • Assisted with cataloging and processing other library materials as needed.
  • Utilize Dewey Decimal Classification to shelve and retrieve library materials.
  • Check library materials in/out and verify customer authorization to facility.
  • Processed library materials for prompt distribution to students and faculty.
  • Input customer information library materials data into database as needed.
  • Assisted patrons with basic circulation of Library materials.
  • Accessioned and cataloged library materials utilizing Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Maintained computer databases used to locate library materials.
  • Processed incoming library materials and shelved books.
  • Received library materials from the university population.
  • Collected bibliographic data for ordering library materials.

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2. Customer Service

high Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Deliver exceptional customer service to both external and internal library patrons through use of technical and functional expertise in critical areas.
  • Transformed and reorganized Lab Notebook Service Operations in which increased process efficiency and customer service satisfaction.
  • Specialized in advanced technical knowledge, personalized customer service, and numerous clerical duties.
  • Maintained customer files and utilized other clerical skills to provide excellent customer service.
  • Provided excellent customer service Accomplishments Surpassed the weekly quota on a consistent basis.
  • Keep statistical library records and completed patron customer service requests quickly.
  • Received numerous monetary and certificate awards for excellent customer service.
  • Provided internal phone and email customer service for document delivery.
  • Train coworkers on library databases and county customer service policy.
  • Provided excellent customer service while working in a fast-pace environment.
  • Provide excellent customer service to patrons with circulation questions.
  • Employed through various temporary agencies in customer service positions
  • Delivered exceptional customer service to library patrons.
  • Provide Customer Service and administrative duties.
  • Entrusted with the most complex customer service issues as a result of exceptional ability to promptly resolve concerns and satisfy students.
  • Check out lap tops, inventory, troubleshoot computer issues and data entry, customer service, and update computer software.
  • Provide good customer service to patrons and staff, guide patrons in finding and using library resources, audiovisual equipment.
  • Provide front line customer service for the Dean of Libraries, faculty, staff and students and other patrons.
  • Supervised student library monitors for their performance of customer service duties and how well they follow set work expectations.
  • Communicate with customer service representatives for vendors when there is a problem or to get a price quote.

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3. Circulation Desk

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Here's how Circulation Desk is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Performed circulation desk duties to include assistance in finding reference materials, answered reference questions and registered new patrons.
  • Provided patron service at the circulation desk and organized various library programs and activities to include publicity.
  • Provided administrative support at the circulation desk, and processed correspondence for internal and external administration.
  • Handled the Circulation desk and took responsibility of library operations by opening and closing library.
  • Managed the library copy center and circulation desk back-up coverage when needed under NIH procedures/requirements.
  • Processed library materials, monetary transactions, and member registrations at library circulation desk.
  • Maintain circulation desk records/statistics covering usage of materials by type and number.
  • Handled second level patron interactions in absence of Circulation Desk Supervisor.
  • Directed the operation of the circulation desk procedures independently.
  • Performed shelving and provided coverage for circulation desk.
  • Conducted inventory and operated circulation desk computers.
  • Assisted with circulation desk including reference.
  • Executed circulation desk tasks which included checking in or out of material, fine collection, and answering material location questions.
  • Worked the circulation desk, shelved books, assisted patrons with locating materials, managed the phones, helped out where needed
  • Tasked with providing a wide variety of support services, including maintaining and ensuring coverage of reception and circulation desk.
  • Worked circulation desk daily by checking in and checking out books on Sierra software and assisting patrons with shelf checks.
  • Performed circulation desk duties including issuing library cards, circulation, children's, branch and community outreach.
  • Add new patrons to system, maintain records; work at the circulation desk; assist patrons.
  • Operated the main circulation desk, and taught students how to use the library's research tools.
  • Manage circulation desk which consist of reserving, circulating, renewing and discharging books and other materials.

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4. Online Catalog

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Here's how Online Catalog is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Bar coded library establishing an online catalog.
  • Assist patrons with various computer software applications and instruct on how to utilize online catalog and various databases.
  • Maintained accurate shelf assignment in online catalog and Access database for materials in remote storage.
  • Filled document requests for articles using online catalog and received documents from outside sources.
  • Cataloged all new print materials and performed serials check-in into online catalog.
  • Directed and managed online catalog Conversion.
  • Managed database queries for health science library Maintained the quality and the consistency of the libraries online catalog
  • Enter new arrivals into online catalogue and put on library displays.

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5. Patron Accounts

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Here's how Patron Accounts is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Update patron accounts to reflect charges, payments, and item requests.
  • Supervised and instructed student workers Managed patron accounts Provided excellent customer service
  • Obtained and stored pertinent information ensuring validity, completeness, and accuracy for management of patron accounts.
  • Created and managed patron accounts in university library computer system including releasing fines and account holds.
  • Created patron accounts based upon residence location.
  • Maintained confidentiality of patron accounts per California state law.

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6. Library System

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Here's how Library System is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Maintained bibliographic records using OCLC and Horizon Integrated Library System.
  • Researched and developed new employee orientation program for library system.
  • Chaired several other miscellaneous committees within the university library system.
  • Worked independently to maintain shared integrated library system database.
  • Have advanced knowledge of automated Library systems.
  • Used Integrated Library System, Horizon, to keep track of legal materials for library and other county departments.
  • Assist patrons in a lab setting with computer applications, and use of integrated library systems.
  • Utilized the integrated library system to locate and retrieve materials requested by public and regional offices.
  • Utilize Microsoft Office, Aries, Destiny library system, and various other software programs.
  • Included working with many other library systems in creating an extensive online catalog.
  • Experience with ALEPH library system in multiple settings for 2,200 hours plus.
  • Trained staff and other clientele on library systems and procedures.
  • Ordered, catalog, and process items into library system.
  • Added records to the library system for materials lacking records.
  • Weeded and deleted materials from the library system.
  • Input incoming magazines and newspapers in library system.
  • Entered and processed data in library systems.
  • Collaborated with other library branches and administrators in a committee to improve services and address challenges within the library system.
  • Evaluate and update materials and manage Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and Sierra records for tri-branch library system
  • Maintained order of all public use collections and reserve collections through automated library system known as Sirsi.

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7. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Completed data entry for initiated or reconciled request forms.
  • Answered phones, directed callers/patrons, distributed mail, ordered supplies, data entry, filed, faxed and photocopied.
  • Acquired knowledge of search strategies and data entry using the Athena database for the JFSC archival collection.
  • Performed data entry and quality control on the Global Legal Information Network at the Library of Congress.
  • Complete data entry as needed, compile overdue reports, shelve returned materials, display new releases.
  • Performed data entry and logged over 1,000 books into the Library's system with minimal error-rating.
  • Perform routine data entry and searches to help reduce redundancy in records.

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8. Reference Materials

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Here's how Reference Materials is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Assisted visitors with conducting literature searches and researching preference materials in print online and in computerized data bases.
  • Assisted students in developing research skills and understanding of reference materials and databases.
  • Have added many updates to legal reference materials such as California law books and building code books.
  • Sorted and re-shelved books, periodicals, and other materials; prepared reference materials for binding.
  • Index and assign relevant codes using combination of alpha-numeric for stock and retrieval of reference materials.
  • Conducted subject searches and instructed patrons on the use and location of reference materials.
  • Consulted with patrons about topic research and the location of reference materials.
  • Compose explanatory summaries of contents of books and other reference materials.
  • Used automated system to circulate materials, Reserves and Reference Materials.
  • Assist patrons in finding the necessary reference materials.
  • Converted electronic and hardcopy manuals and technical reference materials to Portable Document Format (PDF) for storage on CD-ROMs.

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9. Oclc

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Here's how Oclc is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Operated Horizon Computer Terminal Database and knowledgeable of OCLC Horizon Cataloging.
  • Update and Add to old collection records by adding new cataloging descriptors from OCLC, Online Computer Library Center.
  • Utilized the on-line public access catalog and on-line databases such as DIALOG and OCLC FirstSearch to prepare subject bibliographies.
  • Modify existing Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) records and prepare books for shelf readiness.
  • Request, receive, and returns ILL's via the OCLC nationwide computer network.
  • Process and label books for shelving using OCLC
  • Utilized OCLC software enhancements such as PRISM.
  • Utilized statistics of borrowing and lending of interlibrary loan material from OCLC to track library statistics in the METRICS online database.
  • Processed Interlibrary Loan requests through the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC); scanned requests using ARIEL software.
  • Selected by department head to attend several Library of OcLC training workshops on behalf of the department.
  • Used OCLC for both original and copy cataloging and classification, and for interlibrary loan operations.
  • Maintained and updated the Library holdings in OCLC using OCLC Connexion browser.
  • Perform searches and fill interlibrary loan requests on OCLC.
  • Worked in the Interlibrary Loan Dept and have experience with Worldcat (OCLC).

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10. Internet

high Demand
Here's how Internet is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Performed automation services with network operations, workstation and internet issues.
  • Search by Internet educational information for students.
  • Secured a grant from the Naval Shore Library Program for $25,000 to obtain Internet ready computers and up-to-date printers.
  • Instructed patrons in the use of the library systems, print/electron indexes, internet resources, etc.
  • Trained to assist lab users with Office, Blackboard, printers, Internet, mobile devices, email
  • Staffed an adult computer lab with 12 Internet access terminals and 2 word processing terminals.
  • Provided individual assistance with the Internet and word processing using print and electronic sources.
  • Helped students with any needs they may have, including book and internet searches.
  • Served patrons in Children's Department using Internet and Dewey Decimal Classification System.
  • Assisted students and faculty with research using various media, books and Internet.
  • Search standard reference materials, including online resources and the internet.
  • Provided basic reference assistance, including assistance with Internet and CD-ROM.
  • Check in/out patrons, and informant for library and internet.
  • Assisted patrons to use computers and the Internet.
  • Conduct Internet and online database search.
  • Instruct customers to index the internet.
  • Call center environment, customer service, phone skills, outbound calls, customer requests, internet.Customer service, customer retention.
  • Interacted in person, by phone or internet with all patrons and general public responding to questions concerning the library.
  • Researched standard reference materials, including online sources and the Internet, to answer patrons'reference questions onsite and via telephone.
  • Trained health care professionals/students to search databases for needed materials and statistics using Pubmed and reliable internet sites.

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11. Electronic Resources

high Demand
Here's how Electronic Resources is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Provided routine copy cataloging of print and electronic resources using bibliographic tools such as Library of Congress classification and Subject Headings.
  • Circulate library media and aid library patrons in determining and locating appropriate print and electronic resources.
  • Help patrons find and use library resources, such as reference materials, audiovisual equipment, computers and other electronic resources.
  • Operated the circulation area confidently, assisted patron in locating books, journals, and electronic resources.
  • Manned the Legal Library shelving texts, assisting patrons with research in print and electronic resources
  • Guided patrons using library resources such as audiovisual equipment, computers, and electronic resources.
  • Provide basic reference and reader's advisory service using both print and electronic resources.
  • Provide electronic resources, processed inter library loans, knowledgeable of Microsoft office.
  • Instructed students on library policies, procedures, materials, and electronic resources.
  • Copy cataloged library materials and electronic resources using OCLC and an Aleph Integrated Library System.
  • Demonstrated how to use audiovisual equipment, computers, and electronic resources to library users.
  • reference materials, audio visual equipment, computers and electronic resources.

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12. Sort Books

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Here's how Sort Books is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Trained volunteers, shelve books, sort books and materials that flow through daily.

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13. Voyager

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Here's how Voyager is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Inputted information in the Voyager cataloging system to verify bibliographic information.
  • Inputted information into the voyager computer system to verify bibliographic information.
  • Retrieve bibliographical records using Voyager Cataloging Module.
  • Research bibliographic records in Voyager database.
  • Assisted in the implementation of NARA project, and conducted verification on accuracy of book's biographical information through Voyager database.
  • Placed a security strip in each box, and created online item records for each box in Voyager Cataloging.
  • Work in Voyager integrated library system to perform daily updates and maintenance within records for on and off-sit storage.
  • Created and/or completed records in the Acquisition Module of the Voyager system to prepare serial titles for online check-in.
  • Update bibliographic, holdings, and item records in the Library of Congress's Voyager Integrated Library System.
  • Update Voyager holding and item records to reflect inventoried status and/or changes in holding location.
  • Converted manual holdings for serial publications in the Library of Congress using the Voyager system.
  • Performed duties using Voyager and Calm Check programs, on a daily routine basis.
  • Prepared journals for binding using voyager to check previous binding records in holdings.
  • Check in all materials that come in, using the voyager check in.
  • Used Voyager to create and edit collection level original holding and item records.
  • Perform inventory of all books and input records into the Voyager database.
  • Identify discrepancies or typos in Voyager records and route them for correction.
  • Trained in Acquisitions and Cataloging modules of Voyager.
  • Edited cataloging module in Voyager.
  • Inventoried Serial, Monographic and Microfilm materials using Voyager Acquisition and Cataloging Modules.

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14. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Participate in special projects as assigned: provide assistance to legal staff and attorneys during supervisor absence
  • Completed special projects as requested by supervisors.
  • Insure Correspondence out of office is checked for spelling and grammar, complete special projects in timely manner.
  • Assisted in daily library operations, as well as special projects, and training of library employees.
  • Assisted teachers and students working on special projects to access reference materials.
  • Participated in bi-annual book sale and special projects as necessary.
  • Supported Subject librarians with planning, instruction and special projects.
  • Completed Special Projects as assigned by the Project Manager.
  • Assist senior staff members on special projects.
  • Executed special projects for awareness months.
  • Create and maintain Access Reports when needed for special projects and to expedite workflow in the office.

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15. Reference Questions

average Demand
Here's how Reference Questions is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Answered ready-reference questions regarding catalogs and referred requests for professional assistance to the librarian.
  • Assisted in answering reference questions involving medicine.
  • Supervised patrons with basic reference questions.
  • Answer telephone and provide information to library patrons about reference questions as well as directional questions pertaining to Ft. Bragg.
  • Assisted the public with reference questions using print and online services on the service desk and on the phone.
  • Assist library patrons with the general use of the library and respond to informational and ready reference questions.
  • Answer reference phones and research reference questions for patrons using print and online resources.
  • Referred difficult reference questions to the senior technician or librarian.
  • Educated patrons on computers, resume building and library databases Answered phones and assisted patrons with all reference questions.
  • Issue books and video tapes to patrons Answer reference questions

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16. New Books

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Here's how New Books is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Enter new patron information/catalog new books into library database.
  • Work with Acquisitions librarian to mount monthly displays of new books and books according to monthly topics.
  • Processed new books with ownership stamps, dates, labels, book covers and security tags.
  • Charge and discharge books, collect fines, renew books, and register new patrons.
  • Processed and maintained daily mail deliveries and shelve periodicals; and processed new books.
  • Assist with acquisitions, including the ordering and monitoring of all new books.
  • Received, inspected and processed weekly journal shipments and new books received.
  • Managed current paper and electronic periodical subscriptions, and ordered new books.
  • Placed orders for new books as well as library supplies.
  • Updated information for old and new books for NCCU.
  • Processed new books for distribution to the public.
  • Processed, covered, and categorized new books.
  • Entered new books, media, etc.
  • Prepare new books for shelving, mend and repair books as needed, shelve books in proper order.
  • Prepared new books for bi-weekly display, and update new books page on library website using Dreamweaver.
  • Helped patrons in use of library resources, helped in catalouging the arrivals of new books.
  • Process new books and journals into library collection and prepare new acquiitions for shelving.
  • Order and catalog new books in a timely manner while tracking the budget use.
  • List and process new books Relabel or withdraw books Scan and check books in system
  • Shelved books Check-in/Check-out books Catalogue periodicals-newspapers, magazines Catalogue new books into the DYNIX SystemReference are made upon request

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17. Audiovisual Materials

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Here's how Audiovisual Materials is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Maintained an accurate inventory of media and audiovisual materials in-house and at an off-site warehouse.
  • Assisted librarians in the maintenance of the collections of books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, audiovisual materials.
  • Process new materials including books, and audiovisual materials.
  • Located print and audiovisual materials within library cooperative upon request.
  • Coordinated audiovisual materials and wrote a monthly newsletter for teachers.
  • Processed returning materials including books, audiovisual materials.

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18. Student Workers

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Here's how Student Workers is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Administer special programs, work with Professors to acquire new materials, and oversee lower level staff and student workers.
  • Trained and supervised student workers, checked accuracy of assigned work duties, answered questions pertaining to library functions.
  • Supervised 4-5 student workers at the library that served approximately 10,000 students and visiting researches on a daily basis.
  • Trained new student workers, and made sure procedures and policies were followed appropriately and answered questions.
  • Supervised a group of six student workers, improved their time management skills.
  • Trained and supervised student workers and checked accuracy of assigned work duties.
  • Train and provide direction to student workers assigned to unit or function.
  • Hired, trained and supervised student workers for Computer Help Desk.
  • Trained, supervised, and evaluated 8 student workers.
  • Assist with the supervision of work-study student workers.
  • Selected Achievements: Interviewed, trained and managed student workers Inventory management of revenue generating products for the library

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19. Discharge Books

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Here's how Discharge Books is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Research, circulate, renew and discharge books and other materials, enter and updated medical student's library cards.
  • Reserve, circulate, renew, and discharge books and other materials.
  • Reserve, circulate, renew and discharge books and other materials Monitor office/library supplies and reorder as needed.

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20. ILS

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Here's how ILS is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Performed searches using the MUMS system to find bibliographic material until it was later replaced by the Voyager ILS system.
  • Review Item record in LOC Voyager ILS and Calm Check for discrepancies or hold requests.
  • Utilized the ILS Acquisitions Module, the incumbent completes the receipt process for purchases books.
  • Registered customers and library materials into the library's Integrated Library System(ILS).
  • Input and update information on Voyager ILS by searching online and card catalog.
  • Use of Voyager ILS to generate statistical information and catalog incoming material.
  • Used the Voyager ILS system to update holdings and correct records.
  • Locate records and enter monographs into the Destiny ILS system.
  • Checked in and out library materials in the ILS.
  • Checked e-mails throughout the day and responded accordingly.
  • Entered new patron records into the ILS.
  • Helped Students recover their E-mails password.
  • Inventoried new acquisitions using Voyager ILS.
  • Work with Voyager ILS System.
  • Process books and serials in Sydney(ILS).
  • Processed incoming staff requests and ordered materials for Wilson Library * Provided customer service at Wilson Library's reference desk
  • Verify that the information within the book, Voyager ILS bibliographic record, and shelf list card all match accurately.
  • Handled majority of the appeals, circulation customer service, Media Theater, and techlending emails for the library.
  • Completed the Reference Withdrawal and Transfer Project using OCLC and Voyager ILS at George Washington University Gelman Library.
  • Entered information into local Integrated Library Management System (ILS) (SIRSI Dynix).

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21. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Demonstrated effective and consistent technical support * Demonstrated ability to apply sound knowledge to diverse applications
  • Provided technical support for the library's automated online system and electronic databases.
  • Facilitated public search operations by performing administrative and technical support tasks.
  • Provided technical support in the library setting: maintained, stored, and issued library/media materials for the school.
  • Provided readers' advisory, technical support, and research assistance to instructors and students.
  • Offer technical support on site or via phone or email.
  • Assisted students with technical support.
  • Provided excellent custom services to patrons by assisting research and technical support.Pool Technician

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22. Marc

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Here's how Marc is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Specialized data entry into Library Catalog using MARC format, including editing, record retrieval and consolidation.
  • Verified and adjusted existing MARC records to meet approval and/or customer specifications.
  • Experienced utilizing and updated MARC bibliographic records and item records.
  • Traveled to India to train on MARC format to the librarians for the United Nations Organization Library project (UNO).
  • Copy cataloged, imported, cleaned up and added to MARC records, including bringing subject headings to AARC2 standards.
  • Updated and confirmed serial numbers for thousands and books and published materials using the MARC Library System.
  • Used automated cataloging resources such as OCLC and MARCIVE to obtain and modify catalog records.
  • Verified MARC catalog records are correct as part of an international book exchange program.
  • Use OCLC First Search and other cataloging sources to search for MARC records.
  • Assisted in training new staff in MARC record format and departmental procedures.
  • Acquired knowledge of MARC fields and modified records in Horizon.
  • Job duties included maintain patron information and marc records in computer system (Athena).

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23. Troubleshoot

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Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Updated and troubleshooter for catalog and circulation problems.
  • Troubleshooted library printers and computers.
  • Installed, configured, troubleshoot laser scanners, RFID readers and antennas, sensors, detectors, actuators, payment systems.
  • Provided support to online and on-campus patrons in areas of research, document formatting, and troubleshooting computer issues.
  • Process incoming mail, produce purchase orders for libraries and judges, troubleshoot with vendors and branch libraries.
  • Pull and check out materials to patrons, schedule and troubleshoot equipment and deliver and return equipment.
  • Assisted with document editing, spreadsheet and presentation creation, printing, research, and general troubleshooting.
  • Instruct customers in the use of computers; assist in monitoring and troubleshooting online systems.
  • Advise patrons in the use of library equipment; may troubleshoot equipment issue as required.
  • Serve as A/V technician for programming and events, including troubleshooting all branch A/V issues.
  • Manage and troubleshoot library hardware/software and escalate issues to IT or vendors when appropriate.
  • Processed overdue and billing letters, including troubleshooting and also pricing lost materials.
  • Helped students troubleshoot computer issues and computer classes both ours and other colleges.
  • Assisted Library Computer Tech in troubleshooting problems with Library's PCs.
  • Troubleshooted PCs, printers, and networks issues in the building.
  • Assist and troubleshoot patrons difficulties using Ellis library computers.
  • Assisted Network Admin with network tasks including configuration and installation Weekly maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of Windows and Mac platforms.
  • Process, manage, and troubleshoot interlibrary loan borrowing, document delivery, and (when needed) lending requests.
  • Developed a formal procedure for troubleshooting eBook access and made it centrally available to the department on SharePoint.
  • Supervised and trained ILL technicians and student assistants * Provided troubleshooting for ILL software and systems

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24. Storage Areas

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Here's how Storage Areas is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Sorted books, publications and other items - returning to shelves, files or other designated storage areas.
  • Participated in preservation maintenance, including monitoring temperature and relative humidity in storage areas and promptly resolving any adverse conditions.
  • Organized books, magazines, and other material in correct storage areas.
  • Sorted books and all other items according to established procedures and returned items to shelves or designated storage areas.
  • Return them to shelves, files, and other storage areas
  • Reorganized a large section of the library and storage areas.

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25. Technical Assistance

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Here's how Technical Assistance is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Provided specialized technical assistance on a paraprofessional level to students, faculty and community patrons.
  • Supervised computer usage in the library and provided technical assistance to patrons as needed.
  • Provided technical assistance to patrons in a computer lab setting.
  • Provided technical assistance to staff and students.
  • Entered and maintained material circulation and condition records; set up and technical assistance with audio/visual equipment
  • Increased direct customer service and technical assistance in university commons.

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26. Millennium

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Here's how Millennium is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Copy cataloging of various other collections also using Innovative Millennium cataloging module.
  • Utilized the Millennium Circulation program for all record keeping and database applications.
  • Processed serials and periodicals using Millennium software.
  • Provide General Library Technician duties, including circulation desk using the Millennium mainframe, shelving, and stellar customer service.
  • Used the Millennium library data system to manage, execute and monitor a full range of library business functions.
  • Implemented the Millennium database system in order to assess patron research needs through book and internet materials.
  • Participate in the creation and implementation of Acquisitions and Serials modules for Innovative Interfaces Millennium.
  • Checked out books and other materials to patrons using the Evergreen and Millennium systems.
  • Created and utilized patron accounts, worked with both Horizon and Millennium Systems.
  • Collected and prepared journals for transportation and binding using Millennium ILS system.
  • Utilized Excel and the Millennium Serials program to complete assigned tasks.
  • Copy catalog in OCLC and work all aspects of Millennium.
  • Conducted searches of gifts on Millennium software.
  • Operated with Banner and Millennium Systems.
  • Support in reestablishing library collections, and manage Millennium program and OCLC records Perform bibliographic maintenance, URL maintenance in Millennium.
  • Experience with Millennium, Bearcat, Worldcat, & OCLC.

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27. Student Assistants

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Here's how Student Assistants is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Provided training to student assistants and contributed to project documentation.
  • Train and supervise parent volunteers and student assistants in the performance of a variety of tasks; assign and review work.
  • Managed daily operations of the Lied Library Computer Help Desk, including supervision of six to nine student assistants.
  • Train other staff, volunteers, and/or student assistants, and schedule and supervise their work.
  • Managed department and supervised two student assistants whenever the department lead was absent.
  • Hired, trained and supervised student assistants and maintained student payroll records.
  • Train other staff, volunteers, or student assistants.
  • Hire, coordinate, train and supervise student assistants.
  • Coordinated the work of the library student assistants.
  • Trained other staff and student assistants.
  • Train and supervise interlibrary loan student assistants and cross-train access services staff in borrowing, document delivery, and lending processes.
  • Trained student assistants in library procedure and equipment usage Provided research services for judges and their court assistants
  • Hired, trained, scheduled and supervised 35-40 student assistants for circulation and computer/equipment lab desks.

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28. Collection Development

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Here's how Collection Development is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Worked with Collection Development Specialist to select library collections based on curricular needs for schools without a librarian.
  • Assisted Collection Development department with new book processing and recent journal arrivals and weeding assessment.
  • Organized a collection development policy, claiming and off-site storage procedures.
  • Coordinate acquisitions of new monographs and serials for collection development.
  • Assisted the certified librarian with collection development.
  • Created the children's reader advisory brochure for National Hispanic Heritage month and performed research and collection development for the subject.
  • Assisted Subject Librarians in collection development by collecting and evaluating publishers' book reviews and new title lists against library catalogs.
  • Directed adult fiction department with 20,000 books to include collection development and maintenance of over $200,000 worth of materials.
  • Support for library collection development, shipping, receiving, and book ordering.
  • Worked with Librarians on various collection development projects, which included developing an inter library collections program.
  • Managed the collection development for the teen library and the sci-fi/fantasy collections.

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29. Technical Services

average Demand
Here's how Technical Services is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Managed 11,000+ volume library collection, including collection development, materials acquisitions, resource management, and technical services.
  • Prepared manuals on technical services procedures.
  • Provided reference and technical services at Main Hospital Library as well as ran the Consumer Health Library for a year.
  • Helped to train and supervise library pages in the technical services and audio/visual departments.
  • Managed the US EPA Superfund library providing reference and technical services.
  • Assisted with the operations of the library circulation and technical services.
  • Worked in areas such as public and technical services.
  • Receive, sort and deliver technical services departmental mail.
  • Served as computer liaison and technical services liaison.
  • Assist with the technical services process as needed.
  • Full time position as library technician at University of Montreal, Technical Services, serving all department libraries.
  • Worked under Brett Carnell, head of Prints and Photographs Technical Services.
  • Make deliveries of correspondence to offices throughout the technical services department.

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30. Front Desk

low Demand
Here's how Front Desk is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Performed customer service tasks at front desk in assisting all patrons with reference to materials and computer assistance.
  • Assigned to a three person team; duties included rotating front desk and customer service.
  • Seated at the front desk, I offered the best first impression possible.
  • Front desk, answer calls provide patrons with information regarding library accounts.
  • Front desk circulation skills were used daily in addition to other responsibilities.
  • Managed and maintain accurate operation of the front desk at all times.
  • Welcomed patrons at the front desk and answered phones.
  • Performed front desk duties assisting patrons in selecting materials, research, checking materials in/out, and procuring interlibrary loans.
  • Process new books into the system Check in or out books when patrons came to the front desk.
  • Assisted customers with reference queries Facilitated branch operations Took part in training events such as circulation training and front desk training
  • Worked front desk Assisted students directly Operated care of printers, copiers, and scanners
  • Bar-coded dissertations into database Supervised front desk Categorize library resources Organized MSDS for facility compliance

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31. Bibliographic Instruction

low Demand
Here's how Bibliographic Instruction is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Developed and conducted orientations and bibliographic instruction.
  • Assist patron with ready-reference questions and reader advisory, bibliographic instruction and database searching.
  • Researched complex reference questions and provided bibliographic instructions and detailed information to end-users.
  • Develop Factiva bibliographic instruction for fellow practicum students.

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32. Online Databases

low Demand
Here's how Online Databases is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Check in and process serials, newspapers, microfiche, and some periodicals using libraries online databases with 95% accuracy.
  • Provided literature search assistance to patients and families; educated visitors on using online databases, monographs, and journals.
  • Assisted patrons in use of computer software, library catalog, and online databases.
  • Conduct reference searches, using printed materials and in-house and online databases.
  • Performed searches of online databases for patron article and book inquires.
  • Harvest statistics from online databases.

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33. Reference Services

low Demand
Here's how Reference Services is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Provided reference services, populated the library catalog, processed article and book ordering requests and accurately shelved/weeded library materials.
  • Collected fines, issued library cards, answered phone and performed ready-reference services by phone and in person.
  • Assist students and school staff with identifying and locating appropriate materials plus affording reference services.
  • Provided reference services to teachers and students using both library materials and online databases.
  • Reference services to students and professionals in adolescent studies.
  • Provided reference services to students and staff members.
  • Provide general reference services to the public.
  • Provided reference services to students and faculty.
  • Provided reference services on an as-needed basis.
  • Reference services for Translations Office.
  • Reference services Circulation and patron checkout transactions Collection maintenance, shelving and item retrieval Inter-library loan transactions

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34. Reference Desk

low Demand
Here's how Reference Desk is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Collected and compiled monthly statistics of reference desk dissemination of materials.
  • Assist at the reference desk Create and index Current Awareness Maintain collection (shelving and shifting) File House and Senate Bills
  • Provided reference assistance by telephone in the Quick Reference area and in person at the Reference desk
  • Work at the circulation and reference desk, answer phones, and research patron reference questions.
  • Cover the reference desk when the reference staff is at their monthly department meeting.
  • Performed reference desk duties, created storyboards and activities for morning story times.
  • Provide reference desk services to EPA Region 10 staff and public patrons.
  • Created circulation reference desk manual for staff employees.
  • Provide backup at the reference desk when needed.
  • Assisted patrons at the reference desk.
  • Staffed Reference desk as needed.
  • Covered Reference desk as needed.
  • Managed all public service functions, particularly circulation, interlibrary loan, and reference desk.

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35. Word Processing

low Demand
Here's how Word Processing is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Performed clerical activities, i.e., dispatching, sorting and posting mail, filing, word processing, and photocopying.
  • Performed clerical activities such as typing, word processing, photocopying and printing material.
  • Used word processing to compile data for library use.
  • Assist patrons with learning management systems (Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas) and word processing software (Microsoft Office).
  • Required extensive use of several word processing and database programs across different platforms.
  • Prepared finding aids using word processing and database management software.

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36. Library Database

low Demand
Here's how Library Database is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Maintain library database files of correspondence and documents concerning pending investigations and complaints.
  • Maintain public computers and library database by providing administrative support
  • Update all electronic library databases.
  • Assisted patrons, providing reference and instructions in person or by phone on the use of automated and manual library databases.
  • Work included: Providing county residents, students, faculty/staff with MS Office & IT support, & managing library databases.
  • Utilized library database systems including Evergreen and MeLCat software to check-in, checkout, and distribute items with RFID technologies.
  • Assist with updating the main core library database with core interval, formation, and library location information.
  • Performed searches in OCLC for new classification numbers not yet in library database.
  • Enter information about library databases and journals in the ERM Essentials database.
  • Train employees on library databases, search engines, and catalog.
  • Input 600 patron applications into the library database monthly.
  • Trained students and teachers on library databases and websites.
  • Assisted students to get access to the Hostos Community College Library Database.
  • Apply protective coverings, assign barcodes, and enterinformation into library database.
  • Located requested books on shelves/library database Directed activities of library technicians Received new acquisitions for the library Processed incoming literature
  • Added customers information to library database Input library material for circulation Assisted in maintaining library computers and printers

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37. Non-Print Materials

low Demand
Here's how Non-Print Materials is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Confirmed bibliographical information for materials including author, title, publication, and edition for print and non-print materials.
  • Catalogue and sort books and other print and non-print materials according to procedure
  • Performed copy and original cataloging for print and non-print materials.
  • Assumed primary responsibility for cataloging print and non-print materials.
  • Partake in general upkeep of the library materials: shelve print and non-print materials; process and maintain periodical files.
  • Checked books and references in out to students and teachers, shelved print and non-print materials, filing and inventory.

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38. Powerpoint

low Demand
Here's how Powerpoint is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Developed PowerPoint and video presentations for student training and new student orientations.
  • Create marketing and informational materials using PowerPoint and Microsoft Word.
  • Make informational slides from PowerPoint; Create displays; Assist with various public programs
  • Produced fliers using PowerPoint for various events such as Summer Reading Program.
  • Planed various children's activities, and created fliers using PowerPoint.
  • Assist students with MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint/etc.
  • Supported students with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint issues.

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39. Staff Members

low Demand
Here's how Staff Members is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Supervised 3 staff members and 1 student in the processing of monographs.
  • Sorted through mail and distributed them to staff members.
  • Answered and directed incoming calls to the staff members.
  • Researched topics for medical staff members.
  • Trained and supervised volunteer staff members.
  • Assisted the head librarian and other staff members to weed the collection and bar-coded books before the beginning phas.
  • Operate all borrowing ILLs for Montgomery College: students, faculty, and staff members.

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40. Sirsi

low Demand
Here's how Sirsi is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Create, copy and schedule monthly cataloging reports in SIRSI WorkFlows.
  • Provide comprehensive circulation services using SirsiDynix system for a closed stacks library containing materials of a classified and unclassified nature.
  • Updated library journals by entering holdings statements into SIRSIDynix.
  • Maintained and updated the serial database of the U.S. Census Bureau Library using the SIRSI system.
  • Skilled in SirsiDynix library software Deck maintenance which consists of shifting books and adding bookends.
  • Registered new library patrons into the Sirsi program on a regular basis.
  • Created check-ins and serials control records on SIRSIDynix.
  • Perform a full range of circulation procedures using Sirsi's circulation module for a diverse student population.

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41. New Patrons

low Demand
Here's how New Patrons is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Provided customer service by registering new patrons, explaining policy and procedures, privileges and availability of services.
  • Registered new patrons, issued library cards, assist patrons in locating items and conducting research.
  • Enroll new patrons to the Library, explaining policy, procedures and adding to the system.
  • Registered new patrons into the library database.
  • Assist new patrons applying for membership cards.
  • Registered new patrons and issued library cards.
  • Help patrons find materials * Register new patrons * Taking payments for late fees * Working on a computer/online catalog

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42. Statistical Reports

low Demand
Here's how Statistical Reports is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Prepared, created and executed various online reports, using recommended software for bibliographic database reports and statistical reports.
  • Prepared monthly library statistical reports * Maintained files/records in accordance with the Army Marks filing system
  • Produce monthly statistical reports for the cataloging department.
  • Prepare monthly statistical reports for Library Director.
  • Prepared weekly statistical reports for supervisors.
  • Prepare and evaluate statistical reports.
  • Compile and present statistical reports of library services and program usage.
  • Create Monthly Statistical Reports and maintain daily inventory and surveying.
  • Prepared statistical reports, performed the Inter-Library Loan Clerk.
  • Maintained daily register and performed routine banking duties Prepared statistical reports.
  • Assisted in compiling the library's statistical reports Assumed duties in the absence of the Senior Secretary

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43. Inter-Library Loans

low Demand
Here's how Inter-Library Loans is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Provided circulation and reference coverage Processed inter-library loans Maintained serial check-in records Processed serial claims
  • Maintain and retrieved electronic databases; processed inbound and outbound inter-library loans.
  • Search available databases for materials and request inter-library loans when appropriate.
  • Assisted in processing and requesting inter-library loans.
  • Processed inter-library loans for patrons.
  • Performed circulation duties including shelving, checking materials in and out, maintaining periodicals, and processing inter-library loans.
  • Take requests for reserves and inter-library loans, run periodic checks to see that requests are filled.
  • General Reference, Inter-library loans, Maps Unit, Audiovisual Unit, Promotional activities.
  • Process Inter-Library Loans for faculty, staff and students and handle periodicals.

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44. Routine Telephone

low Demand
Here's how Routine Telephone is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Answer routine telephone or in-person reference inquiries, referring patrons to librarians for further assistance, when necessary.
  • Answer routine telephone or in-person reference inquiries.

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45. Computer Lab

low Demand
Here's how Computer Lab is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Assisted and provided computer support for several computer labs serving a large university.
  • Manage and coordinate functions of two computer labs, including working with UIC main campus IT (ACCC) department.
  • Monitored the computer lab hardware and software and assisted students and faculty in their use.
  • Monitor computer lab Shelves books and materials, reads shelves and searches for lost items.
  • Supervised adult computer lab, genealogy room, and Youth Services Desk as needed.
  • Assist Library Media Teacher in the management of the library and computer lab.
  • Monitored a computer lab and testing environment of up to 30 students.
  • Required to assist in the installation of new shelving and computer labs.
  • Maintained the Media Center Computer Lab attached to the library
  • Manage and supervise computer lab, troubleshoot computer issues.
  • Managed a computer lab with over 60 PCs.
  • Schedule computer lab usage using Microsoft Word.
  • Served as alternate Computer Lab Specialist.
  • Supported a student computer lab.

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46. Shelve Books

low Demand
Here's how Shelve Books is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Compile records; sort and shelve books; register patrons; check materials in and out of the circulation process.
  • Compile records; sort and shelve books; remove or repair damaged books; register patrons.
  • Perform basic clerical functions; shelve books and journals, filing, and photocopying.
  • Answer phones; process and shelve books; repair books on occasion.
  • Shelve books, drive bookmobile, and check in received books.
  • Utilized organizational skills and attention to detail to shelve books accurately.

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47. Item Records

low Demand
Here's how Item Records is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Updated bibliographic and holdings records, created item records, worked with tech services to ensure that catalog accurately reflects collection.
  • Prepared faculty materials for Course Reserves by assigning call numbers and creating item records.
  • Create holding and item records when information is found to be missing.
  • Update holding, item records and relevant fields to the library format.
  • Make corrections to holding and item records when incomplete.
  • Edited Bibliographic and Item Records of Serial, Monographic and Microfilm Materials.
  • Verify the holding, item records Create item record & add item barcode if needed.
  • Manifested new holding /item records for offsite locations (i.e.

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48. Public Library

low Demand
Here's how Public Library is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Volunteer - Friends of the Library - associated with Camarillo Public Library Personal and Professional References provided upon request
  • Assisted in the transition of the award winning Francis A. Gregory Public Library.
  • Employed by the Evart Public library.
  • Full time paraprofessional with DeKalb County Public Library at Toco Hill branch.
  • Supported access to Cleveland Public library computer services by instructing staff, patrons and community organizations in current technologies.
  • Collaborated on various projects and exhibits Searched and maintained Phoenix Public Library catalog for patrons

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49. Law Library

low Demand
Here's how Law Library is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Processed inter-library loan requests; collected and organized law library reference material.
  • Rendered total charge of Alexandria Courthouse Law Library occasionally.
  • Maintained and updated time-sensitive documents within the Law Library
  • Designed, developed and maintained web applications for Law Library using a ColdFusion front end and MS SQL for data management.
  • Computerized cataloging and maintenance of law library for various law firms including the Kellogg s Headquarters.
  • Process invoice payments for new law library items (books, serials).
  • Inventory legal materials for Law Library both serial and monograph.
  • Trained individuals on Law Library.
  • Trained new employees in office business rules and Law Library web site design and implementation.

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50. Update Patrons

low Demand
Here's how Update Patrons is used in Library Technician jobs:
  • Enter and update patrons' records on computers and collect fines, and respond to complaints about fines.
  • Enter and update patrons records on computers and send out notices regarding lost or overdue books.
  • Collect and process payments for book costs and late fees Enter and update patrons' records on computers.
  • Enter and update patrons' records on computers as well as picture ID's.
  • Update patrons information in the online system and physical paper work.
  • Entered and update patrons' records using library software.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Library Technician

Library Materials34%
Customer Service7.8%
Circulation Desk7%
Online Catalog7%
Patron Accounts5.2%
Library System4.2%
Data Entry3.3%
Reference Materials3.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Library Technician

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Library Materials
Library Materials
25.1%
25.1%
2
2
Customer Service
Customer Service
5.8%
5.8%
3
3
Circulation Desk
Circulation Desk
5.1%
5.1%
4
4
Online Catalog
Online Catalog
5.1%
5.1%
5
5
Patron Accounts
Patron Accounts
3.8%
3.8%
6
6
Library System
Library System
3.1%
3.1%
7
7
Data Entry
Data Entry
2.4%
2.4%
8
8
Reference Materials
Reference Materials
2.4%
2.4%
9
9
Oclc
Oclc
2.4%
2.4%
10
10
Internet
Internet
2.2%
2.2%
11
11
Electronic Resources
Electronic Resources
2%
2%
12
12
Sort Books
Sort Books
1.9%
1.9%
13
13
Voyager
Voyager
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
Special Projects
Special Projects
1.8%
1.8%
15
15
Reference Questions
Reference Questions
1.6%
1.6%
16
16
New Books
New Books
1.6%
1.6%
17
17
Audiovisual Materials
Audiovisual Materials
1.6%
1.6%
18
18
Student Workers
Student Workers
1.4%
1.4%
19
19
Discharge Books
Discharge Books
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
ILS
ILS
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Technical Support
Technical Support
1.3%
1.3%
22
22
Marc
Marc
1.2%
1.2%
23
23
Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot
1.2%
1.2%
24
24
Storage Areas
Storage Areas
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Millennium
Millennium
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
Student Assistants
Student Assistants
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
Collection Development
Collection Development
1.1%
1.1%
29
29
Technical Services
Technical Services
1%
1%
30
30
Front Desk
Front Desk
1%
1%
31
31
Bibliographic Instruction
Bibliographic Instruction
1%
1%
32
32
Online Databases
Online Databases
0.9%
0.9%
33
33
Reference Services
Reference Services
0.9%
0.9%
34
34
Reference Desk
Reference Desk
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Word Processing
Word Processing
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Library Database
Library Database
0.8%
0.8%
37
37
Non-Print Materials
Non-Print Materials
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
Sirsi
Sirsi
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
New Patrons
New Patrons
0.8%
0.8%
42
42
Statistical Reports
Statistical Reports
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Inter-Library Loans
Inter-Library Loans
0.7%
0.7%
44
44
Routine Telephone
Routine Telephone
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
Computer Lab
Computer Lab
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Shelve Books
Shelve Books
0.7%
0.7%
47
47
Item Records
Item Records
0.7%
0.7%
48
48
Public Library
Public Library
0.7%
0.7%
49
49
Law Library
Law Library
0.7%
0.7%
50
50
Update Patrons
Update Patrons
0.6%
0.6%

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