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Library Assistants

Overview

From sorting to stacking to swiping, library assistants keep books, periodicals, and other resource materials organized and easily accessible. Do not let the job title fool you; these professionals are critical in helping libraries, media centers, research facilities, and other information-based organizations run smoothly and effectively. There are approximately 100,090 library assistants working in the United States. Library assistants may also be known as library aides, library technical assistants, media aides, library media assistants, and circulation assistant library clerks.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Helpful

Organized

Career Ladder
Librarian

Library Technician

Experienced Library Assistant

Entry-Level Library Assistant