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Occupational Qualification: Library Assistant

SAQA ID Number: 94598
NQF Level: 5
Credits: 127
Registration Start Date: 2015-07-01 
Registration End Date: 2018-06-30 
Last Enrolment Date: 2019-06-30 
Last Achievement Date: 2022-06-30
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Library Assistant.  Library Assistants issue and receive library materials, sort and shelve information resources and assist the librarian in providing service to library users. 
A qualified learner will be able to: 

  • Assist library users in accessing basic library materials, e-resources and making interlibrary loans;
  • Practice circulation and shelving of library materials;
  • Maintain library records relating to the acquisition, and accessioning of books and other materials;
  • Perform administration and auxiliary activities such as filing, word processing, keeping statistics and perform basic material repairs and maintenance and;
  • Assist with the delivery of outreach and reading development programmes, marketing and displays.

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