2246 Librarians

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LIBRARIANS develop, organise and manage library services such as collections of information, recreational resources and reader information services.
Teacher-Librarians are excluded from this unit group. Teacher-Librarians are included in Minor Group 241 School Teachers.
Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Registration or licensing may be required.
Tasks Include:

developing and implementing library and information policies and services
examining publications and materials, interviewing publishers' representatives, and consulting with others to select library materials
reviewing, evaluating and modifying services in response to user needs
providing assistance to clients in accessing library resources
managing library systems for recording and organising library holdings, acquisitions and purchases, reader registrations and loan transactions, and supervising indexing, filing and retrieval activities
managing inter-library loan systems and information networks
undertaking information research activities on behalf of clients
selecting, ordering, classifying and cataloguing library and information resources
monitoring collection development and culling programs
supervising and training other library staff
may plan and direct library promotion and outreach activities

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 386.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
1 234.70
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
1 254.40