Library and Archives Assisting
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Library and archives assisting is a program that prepares individuals to assist professional librarians and archivists. includes instruction in principles, systems, processes, and procedures of library and archive operation; library resources and services; processes of acquisition, cataloging, storage, and display systems; discovery and retrieval of requested materials; and management of books, periodicals, and other documents and records.
Careers for program graduates
Following are recommended careers for people who earn library and archives assisting degrees, with color indicating the most common education attained by other workers.
Library Technicians
No degree
Current Award Levels
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01002003004000-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year CertificateAssociate's Degree
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Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all library and archives assisting graduates from this last academic year.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 66% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in library and archives assisting earned in the last academic year, 81% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 82% of other programs.
Completions History

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Bachelor's Degree
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