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Library Technicians

Employment Prospects


There are approximately 94,700 library technicians employed in the United States. Most library technicians work in grammar school, middle school, high school, college, university, and public libraries. The rest work for government libraries (primarily at the Library of Congress and the U.S. Department of Defense), in special libraries for privately held institutions, and in corporate libraries. Many types of organizations employ library technicians. For example, library technicians are key personnel at archives, zoos, museums, hospitals, fraternal organizations, historical societies, medical centers, law firms, professional societies, advertising agencies, and virtual libraries. In general, wherever there is a library, library technicians are needed.

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