Library Page/Cadet

National Library and Information Services/UNESCO

Library Cadet Programme

Job shadowing in Public Libraries

Name of Position: Library Page

Download the Cadet Programme Application Form in Microsoft Word Format.


Reports to: Library Supervisor


  • Projects a positive and pleasant attitude to the public and cooperates and maintains an effective relationship with other staff members as part of a team.
  • Shelves library materials.
  • Locates requested items.
  • Puts books in order on shelves.
  • Assists staff with checking materials for damage and removing them from the shelves.
  • Stamps and pockets new materials for circulation.
  • Stamps date due cards.
  • Adheres to library policies and procedures.
  • Performs any other tasks as requested.


Students grades ten to twelve (10-12); high school education in progress.

The library page must be able to file materials within the appropriate classification scheme, particularly the Dewey Decimal Classification System with Cutters.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions in English at an eigth (8th) grade level.
  • An awareness of the purposes and functions of the public library and the ability to learn routine library procedures.
  • Ability to courteously refer patrons/clients to the appropriate service desk or area.

Physical Qualifications

  • Ability to push and pull library book trucks.
  • Carry up to fifteen pounds (15 lbs) of books across the library.
  • Stand for a long time in one area.
  • Bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves.