Library and public archive technicians

Library and public archive technicians

NOC
5211

Assist users in accessing library or archive resources, assist in describing new acquisitions, participate in archive processing and storage, and conduct reference searches.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

17
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$26,925
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

118
 

% Working Full Time

75%
 

% Working Full Year

32%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Library and public archive technicians assist users in accessing library or archive resources, assist in describing new acquisitions, participate in archive processing and storage, and conduct reference searches. They are employed by libraries and public archives.

Main Duties

Library and public archive technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
Library technicians

  • Assist library users in accessing books, films, photographs, maps, documents, electronic materials and other library materials
  • Catalogue new library acquisitions under the direction of a librarian
  • Perform manual and on-line reference searches and make interlibrary loans for users
  • Assist librarians in giving tours and providing children's and other specialized library programs.

Public archive technicians

  • Assist in developing inventories, forms and finding aids
  • Implement and update classification plans and records scheduling and disposal plans
  • Apply standards and policies for storage of records and archival materials
  • Codify and classify archival materials
  • Put archival materials on microfilm or in databases
  • Transfer materials from current to semi-current status or put into permanent storage
  • Purge, sort, reduce and sample archives
  • Research and retrieve archival materials
  • Participate in instructing and assisting users
  • Ensure that proper procedures are followed in the use of computerized document management systems.

Also Known As

  • archive technician
  • library technician
  • technical indexer - library
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Library technicians usually require completion of a two- to three-year college program in library and information technology.
  • Public archive technicians require completion of a college diploma or certificate program in archive and document management technology.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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90.7%
Female
9.3%
Male
Employment by age

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6.9%
15-24
6.9%
25-34
13.8%
35-44
34.5%
45-54
37.9%
55-64
0.0%
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.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
13.8%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
13.8%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
41.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
31.0%
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.

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74.1%
Educational services
25.9%
Information and cultural industries
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.

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14.30%
Northeast
32.10%
Southeast
10.70%
Southwest
21.40%
Central
21.40%
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.

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N/A
Northeast
$29,191
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
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
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

$26,925

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$40,707

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

New Brunswick

$26,925

Newfoundland

$35,675

Prince Edward Island

$38,197

Nova Scotia

$33,899

Canada

$37,336
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

17
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

20
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

50
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-13
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

61