Careers in Library Media Assistant
What will I do on the job?
You will be helping people in different types of libraries and media centers. Duties may include helping library patrons find materials, working on the circulation desk, checking materials in and out of the library, producing materials on computers, developing signs and posters, answering reference questions, online information searching, reading stories to young children, and ordering books and materials.
What skills will I use on the job?
Some of the skills used on the job are library operation, media production, reference work, using audio visual equipment, using computers for searching, circulation and graphic production.
Who will hire me?
Library media assistants are hired by local school districts, public libraries, private libraries and colleges.
How much can I earn?
Approximate annual salaries in the Portland area:
- Starting: $10 – $12 per hour
- Experienced: $10 – $16 per hour