Documentation Technician - Salary and Career
Library Technicians

Documentation Technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They work in the treatment, retrieval and dissemination of information and perform specialized and administrative activities related to the routine of units or documentation or information centers, whether in service to the user, or in the administration of the collection, or in the maintenance of databases. They participate in the administrative management, design and implementation of cultural extension projects. They collaborate in the control and maintenance of equipment. Participate in training and refresher programs.

How much does an Documentation Technician earn

A Documentation Technician earns between $1.301 and $6.855 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.850 and a median salary of $2.500 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 278 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Documentation Technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.850 34.204 713 15
1º Quartile 1.301 15.612 325 7
Median Salary 2.500 30.000 625 14
3º Quartile 5.228 62.736 1.307 28
Higher Salary 6.855 82.261 1.714 37


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium-level technicians in cultural, communications and sports services
      • cultural services technicians
        • library technicians

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Main workplaces

Library Technicians they work in libraries, documentation centers, archives, for example, in elementary, secondary, higher and professional schools, professional associations, companies, direct and indirect public administration bodies, research and statistical institutes, non-governmental organizations, etc. Their predominant employment relationship is as a formal employee and their work is generally carried out in groups with occasional or permanent supervision. In some activities, some professionals may work under special conditions, subject to the effects of repetitive strains and microorganisms.


What does it take to work in the field of Library Technicians

For the exercise of occupations, technical training in librarianship is required at a medium level and between four and five years of experience for the full exercise of activities, library assistants are medium-level technicians who are at the beginning of their careers, whose exercise does not require experience previous professional. Professionals without professional technical training should be classified as 4151 - documentation, information and research service assistants.


Functions and activities of Documentation Technician

Library Technicians must:

  • serve the user in person and remotely;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • assist the user in face-to-face and distance forms;
  • organize cultural and extension activities;
  • participate in the information dissemination process;
  • serve the user in face-to-face and distance forms;
  • serve the user in person and distance;
  • perform technical-administrative activities;
  • serve the user in person and remotely;
  • participate in the organization and maintenance of the environment;
  • perform collection maintenance;
  • perform technical-administrative activities;
  • organizing cultural and extension activities;
  • processing information and documents;
  • serve the user in person and distance forms;
  • assist the user in person and distance;
  • attending the user in person and distance;
  • treat information and documents;

  • Activities

    • search by user request;
    • demonstrate skill in dealing with the public;
    • replace documents;
    • magnetize documents from the collection;
    • perform typing and typing services;
    • check bound documents;
    • applying sanctions to the user;
    • proceed ethically;
    • control document acquisition;
    • elaborate mural;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • collect statistical data;
    • assisting in the organization of exhibitions;
    • assist in document indexing;
    • participate in collection relocation;
    • unfold catalog cards;
    • update the user registration;
    • prepare a panel for the exhibition of new acquisitions;
    • assist in the organization of exhibitions;
    • reproduce documents;
    • monitor visits to the library;
    • participate in the preparation and analysis of statistical criteria;
    • control the schedule of events and courses;
    • participate in the administrative management of the information and documentation unit;
    • assist in the preparation of abstracts;
    • control administrative files;
    • perform document repair work;
    • check the existence of defects in the documents acquired;
    • feed databases;
    • assist the user in bibliographic research;
    • stamp documents;
    • elaborate the signage of the environment;
    • perform reading, writing and speaking activities;
    • register the user;
    • write correspondence;
    • perform exchanges of bibliographic material;
    • assist in the search for partnerships;
    • evaluate the use and suitability of the environment;
    • perform switching services;
    • search databases;
    • demonstrate instrumental reading ability in foreign languages;
    • tag documents;
    • demonstrate oral and written communication skills;
    • demonstrate ability to operate computer applications;
    • master the language of the information unit's area of operation;
    • guide the user on the different languages for information retrieval;
    • sanitize material;
    • participate in the preparation of publications;
    • assist in carrying out the traveling library;
    • assist in the inventory of non-bibliographic heritage assets;
    • assist in the acquisition of documents for incorporation into the collection;
    • inventory the collection;
    • perform interlibrary loans;
    • assist in the control of the use and maintenance of equipment;
    • assist in document disposal;
    • prepare statistical reports;
    • providing information for the development of computer programs for information systems;
    • maintain the arrangement of furniture and equipment in the environment;
    • participate in the preparation of procedure manuals;
    • digitizing materials;
    • qualify;
    • stamp documents;
    • develop posters;
    • guide the user in the preservation of the collection;
    • organize administrative files;
    • apply sanctions to the user;
    • charge loan repayment;
    • work as a team;
    • demonstrate resourcefulness in dealing with the public;
    • control document donation;
    • archive academic production;
    • make the user identification card;
    • advise the user about the operation, regulation and resources of the information unit;
    • assist in the preparation of projects;
    • collaborate in the preparation of the library's bylaws;
    • do bibliographic surveys;
    • control the user flow;
    • control stocks of consumables;
    • participate in the organization of literary competitions;
    • assist in the training of the user for the use and appropriation of the information;
    • assist in document cataloging;
    • assist in the organization of conference calls;
    • assist in book fairs;
    • control the conditions of hygiene and cleanliness of the environment;
    • archive catalog cards;
    • demonstrate ability to adapt to new working methods;
    • perform reading activities in hospitals, prisons and other institutions;
    • participate in cultural soirees;
    • assist in document classification;
    • reserve bibliographic material;
    • develop cultural programs together with the community;
    • enable the organization of cultural activities;
    • guide in the rules of presentation of academic papers;
    • update yourself;
    • assist in distance learning activities;
    • control document duplicate collection;
    • participate in planning and evaluation meetings;
    • elaborate leaflets;
    • conduct donation campaigns;
    • participate in the database consistency process;
    • assist in the acquisition of consumables, furniture and equipment;
    • register the scientific production of the faculty;
    • elaborate clipping;
    • disclose promotional materials and cultural events;
    • perform the sale of publications and related materials;
    • lending material from the collection;
    • ship mail and bags;
    • keep the collection in order according to the adopted classification system;
    • operate audiovisual equipment;
    • organize the arrangement of furniture and equipment in the environment;
    • making contacts with professionals for activities to encourage reading;
    • save documents;
    • participate in the organization of the newspaper library;
    • complete statistical data sheets;
    • control document exchanges;
    • locate material in the collection;
    • control loan, return, renewal and reservation of material;
    • top documents for incorporation into the collection;
    • select documents for binding;
    • elaborate bibliographic alerts;
    • assist in the editing of academic works;
    • demonstrate commitment to work;
    • participate in discussion networks in different media;
    • supporting library friends association actions;
    • assist in the selection of documents for incorporation into the collection;
    • prepare documents for binding;
    • making contacts with community leaders and institutions;
    • register documents;
    • participate in the study of existing and potential demands;
    • assist in the operation of electronic contract systems;
    • keep a register of institutional addresses;


    Sectors that hire Documentation Technician the most in the job market

    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • higher education - undergraduate and postgraduate
    • information technology consulting
    • data processing, application service providers and internet hosting services
    • activities of associative organizations linked to culture and art
    • cleaning in buildings and households
    • temporary labor lease
    • engineering services
    • hospital care activities
    • construction of transport networks by pipelines




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