Skills Librarian in Canada

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a librarian in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Librarians (NOC 51100).


  • Supervise staff
  • Provide reference services
  • Conduct library information and orientation training programs and tours
  • Develop systems to access library collections
  • Develop taxonomies using various information and data sources
  • Perform manual and on-line reference searches and make interlibrary loans for users
  • Perform related administrative duties and supervise library technicians, assistants and clerks
  • Prepare bibliographies, indexes, reading lists, guides and other finding aids
  • Provide specialized programs for children, seniors and other groups
  • Recommend acquisition of books, periodicals, audio-visual, interactive media and other materials
  • Select, classify, catalogue and weed library materials

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Handling Goods and Materials Help - Handling Goods and Materials
  • Sorting
Service and Care Help - Service and Care
  • Serving Others
Communication Help - Communication
  • Advising and Consulting
  • Teaching and Training
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
  • Processing Information
  • Managing Information
Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Researching and Investigating
Management Help - Management
  • Supervising
  • Co-ordinating and Organizing
  • Allocating and Controlling Resources


Communications and Transportation Help - Communications and Transportation
  • Communications and Media
Social Sciences and Arts Help - Social Sciences and Arts
  • Library and Heritage
Engineering and Technology Help - Engineering and Technology
  • Computer and Information Systems
Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Client Service
  • Clerical
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