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Library-keeper, Library worker


The knowledge society and the digital revolution have turned information into a key resource that needs to be properly ordered and managed according to its purpose. This management has become more complex as society has evolved, and these professionals are responsible for organising all the information, both physical and digital, that can be found in libraries.

This occupation requires skills that include searching for relevant information on the web, digital skills, programming activities, project management skills, critical thinking, data analysis and communication skills for customer service.
Today, librarians work in a wide range of fields: public libraries, university libraries, archives, specialised documentation centres, document service companies, content management companies, corporate archives, among others. They also work with all types of documents, media and formats: books, archival documents, sound and audio-visual recordings (both analogue and digital), images (photographs, posters, etc.), digital archives (data, image, sound, etc.), among others.


  • Catalogue and classify the materials and facilitate the location of the references required by the user and make them available through the loan service.
  • Manage the organised collection of books, periodicals, engravings, maps, sound recordings, graphic documentation and other bibliographic materials, manuscripts, printed or reproduced in any medium, in order to collect and conserve these documents and facilitate their use through the appropriate technical and personal means for information, research, education or leisure.
  • Maintain the library's organisation system and ensure that its resources are always available and up to date.
  • Carry out activities to make the library more dynamic: choose titles, visit bookshops, organise reading clubs, generate interest in the library and manage to increase cultural consumption.
  • Maintain the public access information systems in person through the territorial network of libraries and online through generalist or specialised portals.
  • Program and maintain an agenda of activities related to the promotion of reading and culture (exhibitions, talks, small theatre plays, workshops, among others) and open to the public, in collaboration with other entities in the territory.
  • Adapt to the demands of the public by selecting information to overcome the effects of information noise, as professionals who know to choose the most relevant information for each user, ensuring that the information is truthful and reliable.
  • Develop strategies for anticipating demand, in the identification and supply of information resources to adapt to the strong demand for information services that society generates exponentially.
  • Select and disseminate documentary resources to support learning and research.
  • Plan the organisation of libraries, managing information and documentation.
  • Manage collections.

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Centre per al desenvolupament professional Porta22

Barcelona Treball (Porta22)
Llacuna, 156-162, 08018 Barcelona

Monday to Friday from 9 to 18 h

Generalitat de Catalunya
Unió Europea FEDER
Unió Europea FSE