I want to work in...Library and Information Management

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of of job roles in the library sector


Typical job profiles

Public Librarian (Prospects)

Information Officer (Prospects)

Records Manager (Prospects)

Academic Librarian: job description (TARGETjobs)

Information Science: graduate area of work (TARGETjobs)


Useful online resources

Careers in archives and records management Archives & Records Association

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals - Careers

British & Irish Association of Law Librarians Working in the Legal Sector

Careers in Health Informatics in the NHS

CILIP accredited qualifications

Scottish Library & Information Council 

A career in indexing (Society of Indexers)

Oxford Website for Library Trainees OWL

Meet our members CILIPS blog


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Information Professional Jobs (formerly lisjobs.com)

ISD Scotland (Information Services Directorate of NHS Scotland)

Glen Recruitment

Graduate training jobs from lisjobnet.com

Sue Hill - Recruitment consultancy specialising in Information and Library posts

TFPL - Recruitment, training and consultancy services for the knowledge and information management, records management and research sectors 

BIALL jobs board

job.ac.uk advertises jobs in academic insititutions 

Public and Third Sector jobs

Local government jobs

International Job Sites

Professional bodies

Archives and Records Association

British and Irish Association of Law Librarians BIALL

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals CILIP

International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres IAML 

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions IFLA

Arts Council

Society of Indexers 

Special Libraries Association SLA - Association for information professionals and specialist librarians


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.