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Library Assistants

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Library assistants hold approximately 94,400 jobs in the United States, and many work part time. They work in public libraries, school libraries, library media centers, college or university libraries, research libraries, and other special libraries. Assistants in smaller libraries may have duties in all areas of librarianship: cataloging, shelving, and circulating materials, as well as assisting customers in locating materials. Conversely, an assistant at a large public or educational institution will probably work in a single area or floor of the library, concentrating on the materials kept only there, such as legal materials, audiovisual items and equipment, or music. 

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