Library clerks issue and receive library materials, sort and shelve books, sound and vision recordings, periodicals, journals, magazines and newspapers and provide general library information to library users.
Librarians and related information professionals collect, select, develop, organize and maintain library collections and other information repositories; organize and control other library services and provide information for users (ILO, 2018).

RISK PROBABILITY BASED ON THE SEMINAL FREY AND OSBORNE STUDY

Professional Group characteristics and similar occupations

Other Clerical Support Workers

Other clerical support workers sort and deliver mail, file documents, prepare information for processing, maintain personnel records, check material for consistency with original source material, assist persons who cannot read or write, and perform various other specialized clerical duties (ILO, 2018).

  • Mail Carriers and Sorting Clerks
  • Filing and Copying Clerks
  • Library clerk
  • Library filer
  • Archivists and Curators
  • Bibliographer

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Librarians and archivists have been feeling the effects of digitization in their respective fields by the late 1980s. Today, literally no decent sized library (university, municipal, national, private) is run manually. The use of RFID chips have allowed users use check out machines and not interact with the staff. New strides in automation technologies has allowed for a more efficient use of space where machines scan, identify and place and retrieve books within minutes. Digitization of archives has also allowed for a more dispersed and selective use of physical books.  Thus librarians as a discipline has been reduced to working in smaller libraries where the cost of installing expensive management systems does not match the volume. 

CASE EXAMPLES

Categories: Skill Level 2