Library Technician Program
Libraries are an essential resource in our communities; connecting people with ideas and information, strengthening skills and relationships, and fostering freedom for all to read and pursue lifelong learning.
Working in libraries is an opportunity to do work that is interesting, fulfilling and valuable to the community.
Students in our program gain the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to obtain and excel in technician level positions in all types of libraries.
This program is offered at the Auburn Hills campus and partly online.
Oakland Community College offers a 39 hour certificate program and a 54 hour Associate's Degree program in Library Technical Services.
Each program offers a comprehensive curriculum to help prepare you to work in a library setting. Visit our course descriptions to see what is offered.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median income for a Library Technician in May 2015 was $15.54/hr.
For more information about Library Technicians including job outlook, work environment, and job duties, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
What Library Technicians Do
Library Technicians perform a wide variety of jobs in the library setting. Some duties could include:
- Helping patrons engage with library resources and services
- Providing assistance with library technology
- Obtaining materials through inter-library loan and document delivery
- Assisting librarians with acquiring new materials and maintaining the library catalog
- Maintaining shelves and displays
- Repairing books and other materials