Careers

Develop and demonstrate your professional skills and expertise. Find out how to start a career in the library, information and knowledge professions. Search for job opportunities and take the next stage in your career through Continuing Professional Development.

  • Starting your career

    Whatever your background, there is a role in the library, information and knowledge management community for you.

    People enter the profession through many different routes. For many, this involves a combination of practical experience, completing a qualification and gaining Professional Registration with CILIP.

  • Getting qualified

    Library and information specific qualifications are not essential to start your career, but formal qualifications  will enhance your employability and provide a solid introduction to areas of work that you could move into later in your career. Start by looking at the list of academic programmes accredited by CILIP.

  • Types of job

    Working with information, knowledge and data in any setting is a lot more varied than you might think.

    You've got to be a 'people person' as you'll be engaging with others and connecting them with the information they need. You will be solving problems and embracing new technology. You will need to have good communication skills and be methodical.

    There is a huge variety of jobs you could do.

  • Salary guides

    These figures were produced by the CILIP Member Services team in February 2014.

    The recommended salaries quoted are guideline figures, and do not represent any particular salary scale or the sums paid by any particular institution.

  • Lisjobnet

    Find job opportunities in library, information and knowledge management with Lisjobnet.

  • Professional Knowledge and Skills Base

    The Professional Knowledge and Skills Base is your map of the knowledge and skills in the library, information and knowledge professions. Use it as a self-assessment tool for professional development and to demonstrate your unique skill set to employers. It is also a framework for skills analysis, staff training and development plans.

  • Professional Registration

    CILIP's international recognised levels of Professional Registration are the perfect way to demonstrate your commitment to your personal development and the profession.