What do library staff do?

Why are paid, trained staff central to maintaining a library service? Well, we’ve got a lot to say on this subject and this page is earmarked for future expansion. In the meantime, here are some links to help you get a feel for the issue.

Frontline: Library assistant
A library assistant explains that government policies have expanded libraries’ roles – and stretched staff. Read on here…
What do public librarians and library staff do?
A crowdsourced list from the blog of library researcher Lauren Smith might challenge a few preconceptions. Read on here…

If you’d like to recommend a link, or if you’re a library worker who’d like to write a brief account of their own working life, get in touch (we can anonymise any such accounts as necessary).