Sunday, May 08, 2005

Canadian Library Support Staff Survey Results Published

The first Canadian library support staff survey at the national level was conducted by the BCLA Library Technicians and Assistants Interest Group (LTAIG) in March 2005, with sample results seen below:

Job Responsibilities

The most common technical and administrative job responsibilities included:

  • Filing, shelving, shelf-reading (62.3%),
  • Cataloguing, classification (54.3%), and
  • Staff and volunteer training (51.4%).

The most frequently cited public service duties included:

  • Reference work (39.6%),
  • Circulation (67.2%), and
  • Computer assistance for patrons (58.3%).

Full survey results and analysis will be available on the LTAIG section of the BCLA website in Summer 2005.

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