Starting a library and information career

Whatever your background, there is a role in the library, information and knowledge management community for you. Here is some advice on how to get started. 

Why join the profession?

Library, information and knowledge managers make information accessible and support people in all areas of their daily lives. They make a vital contribution to business, study and recreation. If you work well with people and want to use your knowledge and skills in a wide variety of workplaces this is the career for you.

Starting your career

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.

Promoting library and information careers

Can you help promote careers in library and information work?