Librarian Resume

Adapt this sample librarian resume to meet your specific needs. Do your research about the job opportunity and craft a winning resume that highlights your suitability for the specific position.

Provide a quick snapshot of your relevant strengths and skills in the librarian resume objective statement at the top of your resume and grab the reader's attention immediately.

Your experience section should closely target the job opportunity with a list of duties and achievements that apply directly to the librarian job you are applying for.



Your mailing address
Your phone numbers
Your email address


Write a concise objective that clarifies the type of librarian position you are looking at.

Example:  Librarian in an academic environment

Objective Statement


Over 5 years experience as an innovative and energetic librarian in a university setting supporting the development of users' information literacy skills through active outreach and relationship building with the campus community.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Judicious evaluation, selection and acquisition of multimedia materials to meet user needs.
  • Track record of planning and implementing efficient procedures and policies for information circulation and retrieval.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with library-relevant technology applications and the successful implementation of innovative technologies.
  • Demonstrated success at teaching and promoting information literacy skills and concepts to a diverse student and faculty population.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of current trends and issues in academic libraries and higher education with the capacity to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Active engagement in research, publication and professional activities to support library and university scholarship and governance.

Work Experience


Boston University, Boston, MA

September 2016 - date

  • Evaluate, organize and supply library materials and services that support the instructional and research needs of the university.
  • Research and respond to student, administrative and faculty information requests.
  • Encourage, instruct and guide students in the use of all the library resources.
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of library processes and practices to submit recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist with the preparation and administration of a $X annual budget.
  • Prepare proposals, reports and statistical analyses.
  • Conduct expert research using all relevant materials.


University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Master of Science in Library and Information Science (2016)

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Bachelor of Science in Informatics (2014)

Technical Skills

  • MS Office
  • Dreamweaver
  • FrontPage
  • Lexis/Nexis
  • OCLC Connexion
  • Dialog

Key Competencies

  • organization and planning
  • collaborative skills
  • diversity-awareness
  • communication skills
  • instruction skills
  • decision-making
  • research and analysis 
  • presentation skills

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