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Technician, Medical Library
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesLibrary technicians help librarians acquire, prepare, and organize material, and assist users in finding information. They assist readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard references. Library technicians compile records; sort and shelve books; remove or repair damaged books; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process.

OutlookAverage job growth

Median Income$28,800 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsTechnicians answer questions and provide assistance to library users. Those who prepare library materials sit at desks or computer terminals for long periods.

Minimum Education RequirementsGeneral High School Program

SkillsActive Listening, Service Orientation, Reading Comprehension

AbilitiesOral Expression, Category Flexibility, Speech Clarity, Information Ordering

InterviewsCrystal Smith
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