Library Technicians (25-4031)

Occupation description:  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 or other media; remove or repair damaged books or other media; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Includes bookmobile drivers who assist with providing services in mobile libraries.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 128129 0.810 717
United States 99,200108,200 9.18,200 5,30014,400

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.7610.5812.72 16.7821.9027.00
Alaska 22.0615.1818.53 21.9125.0130.40
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.8616.3118.53 21.6124.2828.61
Fairbanks North Star Borough 25.2520.2021.40 24.5928.5431.30
Balance of State 20.8311.2716.00 20.9824.1731.76

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1329 6.857.6 48.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation38
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation11
UI claimants previously working in occupation2
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 105
Number of job position postings 17
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.2

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: None On-the-job training: None