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. 

Career profiles

Chartered members of CILIP share their experiences of how they got started, what their jobs involve, the skills that they use and why a career as a librarian and information professional is uniquely rewarding.

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?