Specialist for Media and Information Services


Specialization: Library Sciences


Brief Info

  1.     Secondary School-Leaving Qualification: Fachoberschulreife
  2.     Selection Process: Application
        and interviews
  3.     Aptitude Test: No
  4.     Length of Training: 3 years
  5.     Professional Association: Bezirksregierung Köln
  6.     Exam: Mid exam and final exam

Vocation Description

Specialists for media and information services with a specialization in library sciences primarily work independently within the profession's parameters. Meticulous work is necessary to process large amounts of data. You advise library users, welcome them, and help them with their specific needs. You often work in rooms with artificial lighting. Working with books automatically means coming into contact with dust. Thus, physical resilience is a requirement for this vocation. Specialists for media and information services purchase books, magazines, and other media, and work to input all the data for the media into a catalog. You assume responsibility for tasks related to making media available, help library users, and acquire media and information for them.


Personal Requirements

  • Enjoy order and classification
  • Enjoy working with books and new media
  • Aptitude for helping and advising others
  • Aptitude for working with data and numbers (formally acquiring media, loans, reminders, and pre-orders)
  • Interest in data analysis (Data compilation, processing, and maintenance)
  • Enjoy working independently

Continued Training

  • Kommunikationswirtin und -wirt
  • Betriebswirtin und -wirt
  • Informationsorganisation
  • Presse- und Medienreferentin und -referent
  • Kommunikationsorganisation
  • Diplom-Bibliothekarin und -Bibliothekar
  • Diplom-Archivarin und -Archivar
  • Journalist
  • Publicist
  • Medizin-Informatikerin and -Informatiker
  • Informationsmanagerin and -manager


Practical Training

Practical training takes place in the University Library.

School Training

Classes take place at the Josef-Dumont Berufskolleg, Meerfeldstraße 52, 50737 Cologne-Longerich.


Salary, Job Ticket, and Vacation during Training

Training Salary:

1st Training Year: 1,086.82 euros

2nd Training Year: 1,140.96 euros

3rd Training Year: 1,190.61 euros

Contributions to capital formation: 13.29 euros

Job Ticket: starting July 1, 2023, 24 euros a month

Christmas Bonus: 95 percent of November salary

Vacation Days: 30 days a year


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