Librarians select, develop, organize, and maintain library collections and provide advisory services for users. They perform manual/on-line reference searches, arrange inter-library loans, and supervise technicians, assistants, and clerks. They may specialize in particular collections or work in information management areas such as maintaining websites or providing training in Internet resources.
Archivists manage, process, store, and disseminate information contained in an organization's archives. They acquire, store, and research historical documents, photographs, and maps as well as audio-visual and other materials. They develop policies/procedures and design programs to manage, store, and retrieve current/semi-current archives.
Conservators restore and conserve paintings, photographs, sculptures, furniture, pottery, and other works of art/antiquity. They provide consultation to museums, art galleries, and individuals, and supervise conservation technicians/other museum technicians. They may specialize in a particular conservation field.
Curators recommend the acquisition of paintings, photographs, sculptures, documents, and other museum/gallery artifacts. They research the origin/history of artifacts, develop the storyline/theme of displays/exhibitions, and supervise curatorial assistants/other museum technicians. They may specialize in particular collections.