If you are looking to be a Librarian then you will have a keen interest in books of all kinds and be a very organised person. The role of a Librarian consists of organising books in a library, providing advice to the public on where to find a book, what type of book if they are unsure of what they are looking for and have a good general knowledge of books in general. You may read a great deal as part of this role so having a keen interest in books if essential.
You should have good customer skills to work as a Librarian. There are two ways to become a Librarian, you can either study at a university for a qualification or work as a Library Assistant.
Newly qualified librarians can earn between £19,500 and £23,500 a year.
Chartered librarians with 5 years experience can earn between £23,500 and £29,500 a year.
Related: Librarian Assistant Cover Letter
If you have found a role as a Librarian that you want to apply for, please see the below example covering letter which you can use as guide.
Librarian Cover Letter Example
222 Every Road, Any Town, AA1 1BB
Mrs Jane Smith
Application for the role of Librarian
I would like to apply for the role of Librarian that you have got advertised in (what publication, when and any job reference).
I have always had a keen interest in books since an early age and combined with my exceptionally organised nature I have always wanted to work in a library surrounded by books and helping to guide people to books that they are looking for or they made need for research purposes.
I have had some experience of working in a local book shop and I have enjoyed seeing the variety of books coming in and out of the store and I feel that I have gained good customer service experience due to my time there.
I am now seeking a more book focused role rather than a selling aspect and feel that I would work well in a library. I am hard working, organised and dedicated to my work.
I have enclosed a copy of my CV for you to look through. Should you be interested in my skills please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you.