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Library Assistants

Advancement Prospects

Since the job of assistant is an entry-level job, there are many directions in which an individual can advance. From there, assistants can advance to the position of library technician, and then to the librarian position depending on their area of interest. Staff may advance to positions with greater levels of responsibility within the same library system, or they may gain initial experience in a small library and then advance by transferring to a larger or more specialized library. Within a large library, promotions to higher positions are possible—such as the supervision of a department.

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