- Provides learning and cultural experiences through events such as author talks, reading groups, formal and informal teaching.
- Promotes library services through displays and talks.
- Manages library borrowing and inter-library loan facilities.
- Establishes information storage systems to deal with queries and to maintain up to date records.
- Identifies the information needs of clients, seeks out and evaluates information sources.
- Prepares and circulates abstracts, bibliographies, book lists, etc..
- Collects, classifies and catalogues information, books and other material.
- Selects and arranges for the acquisition of books, periodicals, audio-visual and other material.
Typical Education Level
Honours, Bachelor's degree
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 23% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for librarian is £24,707
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 358. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for librarian roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £24,707 per year. That is about £2,059 per month or £12.67 per hour. New workers generally start on £10,789, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,074
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 358 people are employed in the region.