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.

Occupation Projection for Library Technicians

Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
254031  Library Technicians 3,117 3,334 217 6.96 % 254 165 22 441 Postsecondary non-degree award 

Library Technicians Projections by Industry

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2016
Projected 2026 Employment Change
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Educational Services    1,080  35 % 1,220  37 % 140  13 % $50,960
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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