Librarians appraise, obtain, index, collate and make available library acquisitions and organise and control other library services.


New workers
£ 12,609
£ 23,140
£ 40,767

Available jobs

In the past year there were 18,603 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Provides learning and cultural experiences through events such as author talks, reading groups, formal and informal teaching.

  • Promotes library services through displays and talks.

  • Manages library borrowing and inter-library loan facilities.

  • Establishes information storage systems to deal with queries and to maintain up to date records.

  • Identifies the information needs of clients, seeks out and evaluates information sources.

  • Prepares and circulates abstracts, bibliographies, book lists, etc..

  • Collects, classifies and catalogues information, books and other material.

  • Selects and arranges for the acquisition of books, periodicals, audio-visual and other material.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Library Services

  • Library

  • Integrated Library Systems

  • Library Management

  • Project Management

  • Information Management

  • Loans

  • Marketing

  • Cataloguing

  • Numeracy

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Customer Service

  • Collections

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Innovation

  • Interpersonal Communications

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.