What is the workplace of a Library Assistant like?
The table below shows the various areas in which library technicians and assistants worked in 2010:
- Various levels of government, excluding education and hospitals 53%
- Elementary and secondary schools; local 16%
- Colleges, universities, and professional schools; private 9%
- Colleges, universities, and professional schools; public 9%
- Corporate organizations 3%
Except for those who work in bookmobiles, library technicians and assistants generally work indoors. They spend much of their time at desks or computer terminals. Most also spend time in the library stacks while cataloguing or reshelving books, a task that may require bending or stretching to reach the shelves.
Library technicians and assistants in school libraries work during regular school hours. Those in public or college libraries work weekends, evenings, and some holidays. In corporate libraries, they work normal business hours but may be asked to work overtime.
The schedule of library technicians and assistants who work in bookmobiles is dependent on the locations they serve.
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