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What is it like being a Librarian? 

Librarians are responsible for developing, organising, managing and finding literary and media sources to suit the needs of their employed organisation. They allow for information to become available by selecting, purchasing, organising and maintaining sources and materials.

Librarians are also responsible for teaching classes about information sources and help users in evaluating search results and reference materials.

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)

This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Characteristics of Employment Survey, August 2015.

Is it right for me?

As a Librarian, you would typically enjoy work that is guided with clear and established objectives and the need to be organised. You are interested in a career involving various responsibilities, working individually and in team environments. You will also possess the following attributes;

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Initiative in handling upcoming technology, information and resources
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent reading and problem-solving skills


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