Want to become a librarian?

Are you thinking of becoming a librarian? Find out if librarian is the right job for you. Get answers to the following questions: What does a librarian do? What personality traits do librarians have? Will robots replace librarians? How much does a librarian earn and is it a job in high demand?

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What does a librarian do?

A librarian is responsible for managing a library. This could be a public library but also a library or archives of an educational institution, museum, company, governmental institution, law firm, non-profit organisation or a care-providing institution. Tasks include selecting, buying, cataloguing, categorising, circulating and maintaining materials. Your activities include providing references, literature advise and information to readers and users. But also think of conducting in-depth and strategic research and summarising, analysing, processing and filtering information. Sometimes, as a librarian, you will have to set up and use databases or information systems to catalogue and consult.


What personality traits do librarians have?

There are two characteristics many librarians have in common. Librarians are often human-oriented (score highly in the SOCIAL category) and process-oriented (score highly in the CONVENTIONAL category). Do you have the same personality? Perhaps the profession of librarian would suit you.

Curious which professions are characterised by the same two personality traits as librarians? Go to the career choice profiles. Here you can find professions with the same profile. But you can also find professions with other characteristics. Which professions do you like and which professions don’t appeal?



Will robots replace librarians?

Many jobs will be replaced by robots. How robot-proof are librarians? The chances of robotisation of a librarian’s activities amount to 65%. This means that there is an AVERAGE CHANCE that the tasks and activities performed by librarians will be taken over by robots and smart software within the next 20 years.


Librarian Vacancies and Salary

Want to find out what you can expect from your next career move as a librarian? How much does a librarian earn and is it a job in high demand? You can find out the average annual salary and current vacancies at Adzuna. Adzuna collects all the vacancies for librarians in one place and has the largest collection of live salary data.

Want to find more jobs as a librarian in other countries?

Go to Jooble for jobs as librarian all over the world.

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