Once your resume for librarian position enters the big challenge known as the “employer’s desk”, there is no telling what its future is. Unless your resume sparkles because of its content and format. The truth is that employers spend less than twenty seconds skimming through one resume – not enough time to drink in the essence. But it is certainly enough time to pique his interest if the beginning is worth his time.

A librarian resume should not be written in a gaudy manner i.e. well-structured and formatted resumes are great winners. They force readers to fixate on them by virtue of just a few opening words – that is the power of a well written resume.

The resume examples for a librarian position given below will provide you with an idea on how to write an interest-piquing one:


Librarian Resume Sample 1


Alison Bean

89 2nd Avenue East N ● Kalispell, MT 591823 ● (999) 999-9999 ● abean @ email . com


Conscientious and self-motivated with hands-on experience and determination to work in a library setting. Hardworking, reliable and resourceful individual who has excellent organizational and management skills, combined with the ability to evaluate information resources effectively. Demonstrated expertise in resource acquisition to develop collections in areas of subject responsibilities. Adept at maintaining liaison with other libraries and subject specialists for inter library loans and study groups. Particularly effective in empowering library members to be critical thinkers and enthusiastic readers. Documented success in providing reference and instructional services to individual researchers and groups.


•Communication• Instructional technology• Electronic resources
• Classification systems• Cataloging• Policy development
• Information access aids• Information storage• Literature searches
• Media services• Indexing systems• Inventory control


Librarian | Temple University, Kalispell, MT | 6/2008 to Present

• Analyze patrons’ requests for library materials and assist in furnishing them
• Explain the use of library facilities and resources
• Provide assistance to patrons in locating unusual or unique information in response to specific requests
• Organize the collection of books, publications, periodicals and documents for convenient access
• Develop and implement library policies and procedures and ensure that they are followed through
• Coordinate the efforts of study groups and provide them with access to resources such as audio-visual tools and reference materials
• Code and classify books and resources and develop information access aids such as electronic pathfinders and webpages
• Arrange for interlibrary loaning and liaise with different suppliers and vendors to ensure sufficient resources are obtained
• Maintain records of patrons and books and periodicals lent and returned
• Organize and oversee study groups by liaising with other libraries and schools

Key Achievements
• Implemented an electronic book inventory system, thereby decreasing the time taken to count books and periodicals by 80%
• Increased library membership from 2500 to 3200 within 5 months by introduction of 6 reading clubs
• Decreased chances of “lost books and resources” by 50% by levying an “advanced loss charge” at the time of membership
• Liaised with 18 different libraries for inter-library loans, thereby increasing the library’s resources by 55%

Library Aide | The Children’s Library, Kalispell, MT | 1/2006 to 6/2008

• Created new library member records and provided them with library cards and information
• Assisted library patrons by helping them locate information and resources
• Loaned book and other resources and followed up on overdue loans
• Organized collection of books and publications within the library
• Maintained inventory of library resources and assembled and arranged display materials
• Oversaw study groups and ensured that audio-visual equipment and library resources are kept safe

Master’s Degree in Library Sciences – Montana State University, Kalispell, MT – 2009



Librarian Resume Sample 2


Jane Marple

605 Park View Lane | Anderson, IN 66633 | (999) 999-9999 | jane @ email . com


Natural Communicator / Enthusiastic Teacher / Relationship Builder

Determined and resourceful individual with 7 years’ varied experience in both public and college libraries. Proven track record of leading the team’s efforts to develop its collections for patrons and, marketing and promoting readers’ advisory services to the staff and the community.

• Hands on experience in providing research assistance to students in order to meet their specific needs
• Well versed in developing and managing accessible library services
• Profound knowhow of analyzing and evaluating library service and media requirements

● Staff training● Acquisition and placement● Information determination
● Collection management● Resources maintenance● Policies adherence
● Materials evaluation● Furnishing information● Procedure development


• Integrated a intricate collections management system which increased book return by 29%
• Coordinated the efforts of five reading clubs together ro formulate a mega reading event
• Reduced overheads and additional expenditures by suggesting books container buying activities as opposed to single unit purchases
• Developed, maintained and implemented an indexing system which engendered smooth display and return of books
• Improved the order of books and shelves which decreased book retrieval time by 30%


Librarian | Duke University, Naples, FL | Dec 2008 – Present

• Assist students by locating books and information for them
• Ensure efficient retrieval activities
• Manage inventory for books and library materials
• Maintain catalogues and file library cards
• Respond to students’ questions about reading materials
• Maintain index systems appropriately
• Ensure that tattered or torn books are replaced immediately
• Shop for appropriate library books and materials
• Provide reading lists and manage both electronic and printed materials
• Assist researchers with literature searches by employing expertise in using databases and printed materials

Library Assistant | Naples Public Library, Naples, FL | Jan 2006 – Dec 2008

• Provided direct research assistance to patrons
• Managed back-files programs
• Ensured completeness of inventory
• Stocked books and resources in the appropriate shelves
• Guided patrons to the right aisle
• Supervised study groups
• Made follow up calls to ensure that all books are returned in a timely manner

Miami State University, Miami, FL – 2005
MS – Library and Information Sciences