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Librarians - Physical Demands

Librarians frequently:

  • Sit for long periods of time.

It is important for librarians to be able to:

  • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Understand the speech of another person.

It is not as important, but still necessary, for librarians to be able to:

  • See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
  • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
  • See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
  • Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
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  • Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
  • Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.
  • Use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.