Online Library Cadet Booklet - Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

Cadet Librarian/Library Page

High school education should be in progress. The library page must be able to file materials within the appropriate classification scheme, particularly the Dewey Decimal Classification System with Cutters. As with all employees, library pages must be able to courteously refer patrons/ clients to the appropriate service desk or area.

Five (5) Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC) subjects with grade C or above including Mathematics and English
A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0

General interest in all subject areas

Potential to succeed in the profession of librarianship or media specialist.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions in English at an eighth (8th) grade level.
  • An awareness of the purposes and functions of the public library and the ability to learn routine library procedures.
  • Requirement of twenty (20) hours at an assigned public library.

Physical Qualifications

  • Ability to push and pull library book trucks.
  • Carry up to fifteen pounds (15 lbs) of books across the library.
  • Stand for a long time in one area.
  • Bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves.