Librarians and related information professionals

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Tasks and duties

  • Organizing, developing and maintaining a systematic collection of books, periodicals and other printed, audiovisually and digitally recorded material
  • Selecting and recommending acquisitions of books and other printed or audiovisually and digitally recorded material
  • Organizing, classifying and cataloguing library material
  • Managing library borrowing and interlibrary loan facilities and information networks
  • Retrieving material and providing information to business and other users based on the collection itself or on library and information-network systems
  • Conducting research and analysing or modifying library and information services in accordance with changes in users' needs
  • Devising and implementing schemes and conceptual models for the storage, organization, classification and retrieval of information
  • Preparing scholarly papers and reports
  • Performing manual, online and interactive media reference searches, making interlibrary loans and performing other functions to assist users in accessing library materials

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    Skill level

    Highly skilled