Library Technicians


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; remove or repair damaged books; register patrons; check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Include bookmobile drivers who operate bookmobiles or light trucks that pull trailers to specific locations on a predetermined schedule and assist with providing services in mobile libraries.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Colleges And Universities
  2. Elementary And Secondary Schools

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 1,740 10.72 7.29 12.43 22,290 15,170 25,860
Joplin MSA 40 10.19 6.42 12.07 21,190 13,360 25,110
Columbia MSA 210 10.03 6.63 11.72 20,850 13,790 24,380
Springfield MSA 140 11.22 8.31 12.68 23,350 17,280 26,380
St Louis MSA 750 11.01 7.71 12.66 22,900 16,040 26,330
Kansas City* 440 10.89 7.73 12.47 22,650 16,077 25,936
Central Region* 300 9.62 6.39 11.24 20,011 13,292 23,371
Northeast Region* 20 10.54 7.32 12.16 21,933 15,231 25,284
Ozark Region* 170 11.21 7.81 12.91 23,317 16,242 26,855
South Central Region* 30 8.98 6.09 10.42 18,673 12,671 21,675
Southeast Region* 60 10.79 7.50 12.44 22,449 15,604 25,872
Southwest Region* 70 9.07 6.00 10.61 18,873 12,483 22,068
St. Louis City* 130 12.41 9.54 13.84 25,805 19,846 28,785
St. Louis County* 200 11.94 7.65 14.09 24,843 15,905 29,312
West Central Region* 60 9.64 6.20 11.36 20,058 12,896 23,639
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 40 9.89 6.73 11.47 20,571 14,004 23,855

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 1,780 2,140 360 20.22 115 Great
Kansas City MSA 850 1,000 150 17.65 53 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 670 800 130 19.40 43 Good
Central Region* 200 240 40 20.00 13 Great
Northeast Region* 50 60 10 20.00 3 Good
Northwest Region* 60 60 .00 2 Good
Ozark Region* 120 150 30 25.00 9 Good
South Central Region* 30 40 10 33.33 2 Caution
Southeast Region* 50 60 10 20.00 3 Good
Southwest Region* 40 40 .00 3 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires short-term on-the-job training
or training in one of the following
Library Assistant/Technician