Library assistants and clerks

Library assistants and clerks

NOC
1451

Help librarians and library technicians by performing clerical tasks, issuing and receiving library materials, sorting and shelving books and providing general library information to users.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

14
 

Median Hourly Wage

$20.33
$17.05
Low
$26.44
High

Median Salary

$23,519
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

94
 

% Working Full Time

65%
 

% Working Full Year

45%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Library assistants and clerks issue and receive library materials, sort and shelve books and provide general library information to users. They also perform clerical functions. Library clerks are employed by libraries or other establishments with library services.

Main Duties

Library assistants and clerks perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Issue and receive library books and other materials
  • Sort and reshelve books and other library materials
  • Perform clerical activities such as manual and electronic filing and record payments received
  • Maintain journal subscriptions
  • Assist library users in accessing library materials and online resources, and in making interlibrary loans.

Also Known As

  • circulation clerk - library
  • interlibrary loan clerk
  • library assistant
  • library page
  • periodicals clerk
  • reference clerk
  • shelving clerk - library
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

91.4%
Female
8.6%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

9.8%
15-24
8.2%
25-34
13.1%
35-44
31.2%
45-54
27.9%
55-64
9.8%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

6.6%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
18.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
3.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
42.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
29.5%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

100.0%
Information and cultural industries
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

23.30%
Northeast
26.70%
Southeast
23.30%
Southwest
20.00%
Central
6.70%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$27,841
Northeast
$28,573
Southeast
$25,810
Southwest
$26,003
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available

Central

$20.00
$17.05
Low
$26.44
High
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$23,519

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$39,338

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$23,519

Newfoundland

$18,353

Prince Edward Island

$34,049

Nova Scotia

$21,865

Canada

$21,981
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

14
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

16
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

21
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-29
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

51