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Librarians

Librarians appraise, obtain, index, collate and make available library acquisitions and organise and control other library services.

Tasks

  • Selects and arranges for the acquisition of books, periodicals, audio-visual and other material
  • Collects, classifies and catalogues information, books and other material
  • Prepares and circulates abstracts, bibliographies, book lists, etc.
  • Identifies the information needs of clients, seeks out and evaluates information sources
  • Establishes information storage systems to deal with queries and to maintain up to date records
  • Manages library borrowing and inter-library loan facilities
  • Promotes library services through displays and talks provides learning and cultural experiences through events such as author talks, reading groups, formal and informal teaching.

Entry Requirements

Entry will normally require an accredited degree or postgraduate qualification. Most postgraduate courses require applicants to have had prior relevant work experience. Professional qualifications and NVQs/SVQs in Information and Library Service are available at Levels 2, 3 and 4.


What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to be around £31,000 per annum

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 2,243 employed Librarians in the region.

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Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/