librarian (librarian/information scientist )

librarian (librarian/information scientist )

Registration of books
Registration of books Issuing a reader´s-card Providing information at the book loan service Handing catalog cards Inserting index cards into the systematic index Looking up ordered books Working with a microfiche reader Preparing books for transportation
librarian (librarian/information scientist ):

Who are they and what do they do? The job of a librarian is to provide services and run an information system in public libraries and information centres.

What are the activities of the job? His/her activities are as follows - he/she finds out what readers are interested in, selects books, journals and other publications for the library - purchases publications, establishes contacts with publishing houses - keeps catalogues of publications of the library - creates documentary records on particular publications or articles, with a computer, establishes the library information system - provides advisory services on the basis of a reader's requirement or a problem (not always clearly voiced) - provides lending services - carries out professional bibliographical and literature searches - keeps technical libraries specialising in certain technical books.

Where is it done and under what conditions? In libraries and information centres; sometimes you will find that some parts of the library are harder to access - e.g. high shelves etc.

What tools/equipment do they use? The tools most used are computers, catalogues, photocopying machines, spoken words.

What do you need to succeed? You need to have completed secondary education with a school-leaving certificate, have the ability to work systematically, an agile mind, ability to learn, a good memory, cultivated appearance and manners, and the ability to deal with people. In certain cases university-level qualifications - specialising in librarianship or information science - may be required.


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