CILIPS Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland
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Library and information professionals work in a wide range of sectors and we have asked our members to contribute guest blogs about what they do on a daily basis and how they got into that type of role.

Read the blog contributions here!

Curious about the different roles librarians and information professionals may have and what qualifications are needed? Visit the CILIP page about job roles. Looking to see what career opportunities are available in different sectors? Visit

Interested in submitting a post about what it is you do? Email us at with the following:

300-600 words and you can use the following prompts as a guide for the blog (you don’t need to use every prompt and don’t include them in the doc you send through):

  • Your name, place of employment and current job title
  • What does the average day in your job look like?
  • What do you like most about your job? What are the challenges?
  • How did you get into the sector?  What prompted your interest?
  • Do you work as part of a team or on your own?
  • Have you worked in any other sector?  If so, how is it different from your current role?
  • How does your CILIP membership help you in your role at all directly or indirectly?
  • What advice would you give to someone looking to get a position like yours?
  • To help add that personal touch please submit a photo of yourself if you can but it is by no means a requirement.





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