Public librarians acquire, organise, promote and disseminate a wide range of resources to meet the diverse needs of the community. They support independent learning and encourage reader development. They also provide a wide range of information on business, the community, careers, learning and recreation.
Public librarians are proficient in the use of ICT as part of the role involves assisting the public in accessing the internet and other web-based services. They may also spend time talking to and building up relationships with members of the public and assisting with specific learning needs or community groups.
Public librarians may run events in the library for the local community and work with local schools and colleges.