Students that wish to be library assistants should enjoy reading, be able to make book recommendations to others, follow directions, and present themselves professionally (speaking to others, written work, appearance, and behaviors). Additionally, these students should be able to work independently with little guidance, as the library can get busy. The ability to problem solve and work in a noisy, busy environment are also highly recommended. There are also times when reading will be the daily assignment.
Other skills needed are the ability to alphabetize books, materials location, computer usage, organization, and the initiative to get work done in a timely manner.