Young People and Children's Librarian
North East Lincolnshire County Council
Lawrence "wasn't always brilliant at school" and went back to university after completing an access course. He realised he wanted to be a librarian because "I had never been unhappy in a library" and so went on to do an MA in Library and Information studies. He loves his job and says "there's a definite sense of vocation about it; this is what I'm here to do".
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The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionLibrarians appraise, obtain, index, collate and make available library acquisitions and organise and control other library services.
QualificationsEntry will normally require an accredited degree or postgraduate qualification. Most postgraduate courses require applicants to have had prior relevant work experience. Professional qualifications and NVQs/SVQs in Information and Library Service are available at Levels 2, 3 and 4.
- Selects and arranges for the acquisition of books, periodicals, audio-visual and other material;
- Collects, classifies and catalogues information, books and other material;
- Prepares and circulates abstracts, bibliographies, book lists, etc.;
- Identifies the information needs of clients, seeks out and evaluates information sources;
- Establishes information storage systems to deal with queries and to maintain up to date records;
- Manages library borrowing and inter-library loan facilities;
- Promotes library services through displays and talks
- Provides learning and cultural experiences through events such as author talks, reading groups, formal and informal teaching.