Online Library Cadet Booklet - Skills Developed

Developing Skills for Future Careers In Librarianship

Topics to be covered:

Definition of a library

Public or user services

  • Reference using printed/and electronic resources
  • Databases
  • CD-ROM
  • Research
  • Circulation of books and library materials

Technical Services

  • Acquisitions
  • Book processing
  • Classification/cataloguing using the Dewey Decimal Classification System
  • Newspaper clippings/vertical file

Areas of Skill and Concentration

  • Projects a positive and pleasant attitude to the public and cooperates and maintains an effective relationship with other staff members as part of a team.
  • Shelves library materials.
  • Locates requested items.
  • Puts books in order on shelves
  • Assists staff with checking materials for damage and removing them from the shelves.
  • Stamps and pockets new materials for circulation.
  • Stamps date due cards.
  • Adheres to library policies and procedures.
  • Performs any other tasks as requested.