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?