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Librarians and Libraries

Librarians and Libraries.

Working as a librarian is a lot more varied than you might think. Find out more about the career paths available to you in the sector.



Academic & Research librarians

Academic and research librarians provide academic staff, researchers and students with access to information and support the skills needed for effective research.




ACADEMIC & RESEARCH LIBRARIANS
Healthcare librarians

Roles in healthcare focus on providing knowledge and information to support evidence based decision making.




HEALTHCARE LIBRARIANS
Public librarians

A public librarian is a Jack of all trades, organising events, encouraging reader development and supporting local businesses.




PUBLIC LIBRARIANS

Library managers and assistants

Library managers and assistants can be found in a variety of sectors including education, health, schools, law, public and commercial.




LIBRARY MANAGERS AND ASSISTANTS
Prison librarians

Prison librarians handle the day to day running of the prison library, providing a neutral and non-judgemental environment for prisoners.




PRISON LIBRARIANS
School librarians

School librarians play a vital role in teaching information literacy skills and encouraging and assessing reader development.




SCHOOL LIBRARIANS

Cataloguers

Cataloguers supply structured descriptions and metadata for resources to enable library users to find what they need.




CATALOGUERS
Subject Librarians

Subject librarians are expected to be the go-to person for enquiries relating to their subject and to produce tutorials and subject guides.




SUBJECT LIBRARIANS
Government librarians

Working in government libraries involves supporting researchers, MPs, assistants, departments and working parties on confidential enquiries.




GOVERNMENT LIBRARIANS

Data Librarians

Data librarians are engaged in managing research data, using that data as a resource and supporting researchers in these activities.




DATA LIBRARIANS





If you want to take a stake in your profession, it's a very good idea, you'll get a lot of benefits out of being a member of CILIP whether that's through the main group or through special interest groups.

Deborah Lee, Courtauld Institute of Art
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