Library Technicians

in Massachusetts

Assist librarians by helping readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard reference. Compile records; sort and shelve books or other media; remove or repair damaged books or other media; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Includes bookmobile drivers who assist with providing services in mobile libraries.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
254031  Library Technicians 3,111 3,183 72 2.31 % 155 148 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Projected 2024 Employment Change
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Educational Services    1,050  34 % 1,100  35 % 50  5 % $49,040
Other Information Services    160  5 % 150  5 % -10  -2 % $37,400
Information    160  5 % 160  5 % 0  -2 % $37,390
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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